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You are cordially invited to the opening of the art exhibition


GAPscape - State of Art - Italia

curated by Achille Bonito Oliva


Friday 13. May 2016, at 18:30
Palazzo delle Esposizioni,
via Nazionale 194, Rome

Provisional Management Commissioner of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
Innocenzo Cipolletta
Director General of Azienda Speciale Palaexpo
Mario De Simoni
are pleased to invite you at the opening of the exhibition Friday, 13 May 2016, at 18:30
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Rome, via Nazionale 194
Minya Mikic
GAPscape - State of Art - Italia The invitation is personal and is valid for two people
You do not need to print this email just state your name at the entrance
Entrance until 21:00

info phone: +39 06696272211
texts in the catalogue:
Achille Bonito Oliva
Nicola Zingaretti
Giovanni Malagò
Innocenzo Cipolletta
Mario De Simoni

In 2013, Minya came up with the artistic project “GAPscape State of Art Italia”, joining her artistic research and the technique developed while painting abstract art on Plexiglas with her affection for Italy.
The central idea behind the project is to represent Italy, her country of adoption, through its most meaningful faces and stunning locations, thus picturing this very moment in history.
The realization of this project has been made possible thanks to the support and cultural sponsorship of Achille Bonito Oliva, a pre-eminent contemporary art critic in Italy.

Throughout the ages, Italian history has often been illustrated through the portraits of its prominent individuals realized using techniques that were highly innovative for their times. During the Renaissance, for example, the discovery of perspective revolutionized the way portraits were made.
Portraits created for the exhibition “GAPscape – State of Art - Italia” offer a modern version of this narration and Minya, with her absolutely personal and original technique, presents us with the possibility to observe present-day Italy through its protagonists and its landscapes recounted with a contemporary discourse

The project’s first exhibition inaugurated June 2 2015 in New York as a means to celebrate the Italian National Day.
The current edition will be the first to be held in Italy. The 37 Italian excellences depicted have all been personally involved during realization of the portraits. Many also dedicated a personal thought or quote, a further contribution to the task of representing the moment we live in.

Minya Mikic is an international artist born in Novi Sad, ex-Yugoslavia, from a family of artists. She has also been a national gymnastic champion, and has brought her vocation for art and sports into project “GAPscape – State of Art Italia”, presented on this occasion with the committee for Rome’s candidacy to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

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