REMAPPING THE HISTORY OF ARTISTIC PRAXIS IN ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART

3rd May 2018, Thursday | 7-9pm

Entry to the event is free. Registration is advised

Moderated by Dr. Lorand Hegyi, artistic director of The Parkview Museum Singapore, the panel engages with these artists to shed light on the artistic movements that define the premise of the exhibition and will remap the evolution of Italian contemporary art within the framework of historical changes on a national and global level. Featured artists include Gianni Dessi, Marina Paris and Milenko Prvacki.

ABOUT MILENKO PRVACKI

Born in 1951, Milenko graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest, Romania. He is one of the city’s foremost Art educators, having commenced teaching at LASALLE College of the Arts since 1994. He was Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts for 17 years, and currently holds the position of Senior Fellow. Working primarily in painting, his work explore ideas of dislocation and displacement and reflect his flight from his native country, the former Yugoslavia, as a result of war.

ABOUT MARINA PARIS

Born in 1965, Marina Paris is both an artist and a photographer.  She belongs to a generation of artists who began to develop their own aesthetic strategy after the productive years of the intellectual Neo-Mannerism established by the New Roman School. Through techniques such as photography, design and installations, her works are often focused on the persistence of memories and its ability to change.

ABOUT GIANNI DESSI

Gianni Dessi's artistic practice is based on a personal, ethical commitment to the roles of the artist as vehicle and conveyor of one’s fundamental orientation in the universe. His works, which are often multi-layered and multi-dimensional, seek to explore inner logic and a consequential, transparent compositional methodology.

ABOUT LORAND HEGYI

Dr. Lorand Hegyi is a respected art historian and art critic specializing in modern and contemporary art in Central and East Europe as well as in the Italian and French art scene. Beside his curatorial activity, he has written widely about contemporary art and cultural criticism focusing on the social and political context of artistic praxis as well as on the anthropological discourse of contemporary art. 

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