HIGHER STANDARDS – The Summer Show

16th – 24th July 2019
Milan, Riviera, Via Gorani 4

Awareness, freedom, identity, self-consciousness and quality of life are some of the values connected to the new higher standards of fashion today.

Fashion is a complex industry and it’s a fundamental component and mediator of pop culture. In the era of “everything can be fake” we are looking for something to trust and to engage with. We are looking for new standards of beauty, sensibility, bodies, lifestyles and innovations. Glamour and luxury are not enough anymore. In the traditional imagery Fashion photography and illustration present fantastic worlds but today pushing boundaries in a new radical practice, these two languages are highlighting the tension between what we want and who we are.

Higher Standards means to look for what is beneath the surface, to consider yourself as part of a whole society, to stand up for your ideas, to believe in the human race and work towards making the Earth a better place for everyone. We want to tell meaningful stories. Storytelling is an abused word these days but our approach is different, since we consider fashion and design as a means to explore changes within society; a powerful, intriguing and fascinating way of depicting what has happened so far and what will happen in the future. Being aware of the environment, of basic human rights and of the wellbeing of future generations is now considered to be a “new trend”. We embrace this moment and use it to start a real and deep conversation together.

With this exhibition we are showcasing photographers and illustrators who are delivering through their art a message about a thoughtful sense of beauty. Being creative means to share with the audience a very intimate feeling, a part of the artist life.

Each artist has his/her own personal story and we are very grateful to be part of their journey.

ARTISTS FEATURED

GIORGIA ASCOLANI

LUCA CAMPRI

ALESSANDRO FURCHINO CAPRIA

SILVANA MARIANI

SARAH MAZZETTI

INDEPENDENTLY TOGETHER

15th – 18th November 2018
Milan, Spazio Quattrocento, Via Tortona 31

The exhibiton Independetly Together curated by Micaela Flenda and Pelin Sozeri aims to explore the theme of Diversity through the stories of 10 creative immigrants who chose Milan as their new home.

The journey seen as a source of adventure and optimism, invites questions about the “dual identity” of migrants; the definition of identity itself and the abandonment of the original language. The project starts with an essay by Giovanna Pisacane and develops in 4 stages. The installation designed by Fosbury Architecture consists of a symbolic path made of ups and downs that metaphorically represents the journey of migration. The exhibition opens with a portrait of each of the creatives, then the object chose to represent the travel that they’ve undertaken, followed by an handwritten proverb/quote by the protagonists and finally the still lifes of the objects themselves.

Photography
GIULIA PITTIONI

Set Design
TERESA MORAIS RIBERO

Exhibition design
FOSBURY ARCHITECTURE

IMMIGRANTS INVOLVED


Eugenio Boer

Arthur Arbesser

Tanya Jones

Nelcya Chamszadeh

Fabrizio Cantoni

Federico Luger

Mahmoud S. Mohammadi

Masami Moriyama

Ginette Caron

Nazli Yirtar

TO EARTH: A DECLARATION OF LOVE

14th – 26th November 2017
Milan, cc-tapis showroom, Piazza Santo Stefano 10

The main theme of the exhibition is the relationship between Man and Nature, a study inspired by the words of the German-American philosopher Hans Jonas. Author of the book “The Imperative of Responsibility”, Jonas speaks for the necessity of a new ethic for a technologically modern society, that needs (in order to survive) to be founded on a fundamental imperative of responsibility. The philosopher declared: “Act in a way that the consequences of your actions will be compatible with the survival of an authentic human life on the earth.” The power of the contemporary man undermines the balance of nature and the ecosystem as a whole. Today’s ecological challenge becomes a necessity to our survival. The starting point is a declaration of love that simultaneously invites one to act and brings hope. In this way becoming conscious about the Earth will turn our love into a revolutionary act.

ARTISTS FEATURED


Anne Barlinckhoff

Dudi Hasson

Sophie Bogdan & Can Dagarslani

Synchrodogs

PERCEPTIVE VARIATIONS

23rd – 26th November 2016
Milan, Via Circo 1

In front of the multiplicity of existence, we cannot help but ask ourselves an important question: what does “I” mean today? Merleau-Ponty believed that the sense of subjectivity originated from the perception of the body and recognition of identity passed through what we feel, and more specifically through what we perceive: the body has a role as a bridge between consciousness and reality, and generates an incredible kaleidoscope of experiences through which an individual has the opportunity to learn about their surroundings and recognize himself.

ARTISTS FEATURED


Linda Brownlee

Cristina Coral

Can Dagarslani

Parker Day

Katrin Olafs

Camille Rouzaud

Polly Penrose

Jill Schweber

TIMNBY

THIS IS ME NOT BEING YOU

23rd – 25th February 2016
Milan, Superstudio13

An innovative way of using fashion photography language is increasing in a more deep and revolutionary way, often with a reportage taste, other times even desecrating: wide “forge” of creative energy and mirror of a contemporary culture that lives contradictory and violent social changes. Therefore, today fashion photography is going to be not only an expression of contemporary trends and styles but also (and in particular) as the voice of a young generation that within an historical values’ crisis (or devaluation?) and a change contest looks for an unclear and un-classifying flowing and developing identity.

ARTISTS FEATURED


Felix Cooper

Dafy Hagai

Jai Odell

Winter Vandenbrink

Kiki Xue

Paolo Zerbini

Marie Zucker