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PRE-POP AND POP: THE 50s AND 60s IN ITALY
The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates the Tate Modern’s major exhibition The World Goes Pop with a homage to the cultural icons of the time in Italy.
Get ready for one night with three events:
– Talk: The Pop Years in Italy. Sergio Lombardo, Flavia Frigeri (co-curator of the Tate’s exhibition) and Walter Guadagnini (photographer and curator of the Pop Art! exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome in 2007).
– Exhibition: Gesti Tipici. On display at the Institute, eight of Lombardo’s famous enamels on paper portraying well-known people of the day including McNamara, De Gaulle, Kennedy, Rockefeller and Khrushchev – images available on request.
– Screening: Nico in Rome 1958 – 1960. Pre POP with Johnny Moncada and Federico Fellini. Video curated by Valentina Moncada and Maria Chiara Salemi with previously unseen material from the Archivio Johnny Moncada. Christa Päffgen, alias Nico, was photographed extensively by Moncada during her Roman years, in the late50s. She even secured a cameo in La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini, friend and neighbour of the photographer, prior to moving to New York, meeting Andy Warhol and joining the Velvet Underground.
Organised by Italian Cultural Institute London, in collaboration with Galleria 1/9unosunove (Rome) and Archivio Johnny Moncada (Rome)