Vite parallele. Matteo Pericoli recounts New York at the Museo del 900

On Wednesday 28 June, 2017, at 6 pm, at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, Matteo Pericoli will inaugurate a program of contemporary conversations titled “Vite Parallele: Italia, America,” promoted by the museum and Electa, on the occasion of the exhibition “New York New York. Arte Italiana: la riscoperta dell’America”, curated by Francesco Tedeschi and ongoing at the Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia until September 17, 2017.

According to the “New Yorker” the drawings by Matteo Pericoli (born in Milan in 1968) showed New York to its inhabitants as if for the first time. This is a gift outsiders often have, those who grasp the essential traits of a new city as they seek to establish its landmarks. Matteo Pericoli takes his bearings in his adopted city by drawing it, in whole or in part. And if thinking means positioning oneself somewhere, then you might say that Pericoli thinks by drawing.

The event is introduced by Mario de Santis, a journalist with Radio Capital and a writer.

“Vite Parallele: Italia, America” ​​is a program of contemporary conversations linked to the main theme of the exhibition currently on at the Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia: art, creativity and intellectuals today between Italy and America. The events seek to recount the artists, writers, and journalists who made America, especially New York, their second home and source of inspiration through the “Vite Parallele” format.


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