WhereVilla Olmo (Como)
CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
Good To KnowOutside Milan
July 18, 2015
November 29, 2015
The exhibition Com’è Viva La Città (How Alive is the City) at Villa Olmo in Como brings together 58 works on everyday life as seen through the eyes of Italian and international artists. As suggested by the subtitle of the exhibition, Art & The City 1913-2014, the overview spans an entire century and investigates the birth and the emergence of the modern city.
The works come from private collections and from leading Italian museums, and are by artists like Vanessa Beecroft, Maurizio Cattelan, Christo, Eva Frapiccini, Peter Halley, Roy Lichtenstein, Helmut Newton, Massimo Vitali and Andy Warhol.
Com’è Viva La Città is the third exhibition in the Villa Olmo trilogy on the theme of the city, after La Città nuova oltre Sant’Elia (The New City beyond Sant’Elia) in 2013, on the Utopian visions of modern and contemporary art, and Ritratti di Città (Portraits of the City) in 2014, presenting modern representations of the city.