Does Goofy play baseball with Discobolus?
Text Pia Bianchi
Classiche Contaminazioni is the title of the third show by G+G dedicated to sculptural groups to be opened tomorrow, the 24th November 2017. Fourteen works composed by classic statues of the Greek-Roman tradition, the Renaissance and Neoclassicism, will interact with the cartoons.
Pop and coloured icons, in contrast with the aristocratic white of marble statues, give life to an ironic union and allow a personal overview of the great art masterpieces.
This way, for once Michelangelo’s David keeps a Blue Klein’s Pluto on leash. Poseidon dances with Clarabelle Cow. Lacoonte is dominated by Minnie, and so on with fourteen irregular combinations.
G+G started their cooperation in 2014, after different experiences in the field of design, music and entrepreneurial activity.
The idea was born when one of the two G started to bring his five-years old daughter close to the history of art, setting the great masterpieces with her beloved characters of the cartoons.
Her immediate reaction of interest and fun made him think that the same mechanism could have involved the adult public as well into a process of knowledge and reassessment of the great masterpieces of history of art and design. A surprising union which aims at being humanization of the treasures that are considered as sacred, due to their indisputable artistic value.
The meeting with the other G, in a café of the Chinese quarter where they both reside, Cantine Isola, after exchanges of projects, thoughts and glasses of wine, has led to the creation of the sodality. And according to the Milanese tradition, their art was also born in a café, as it happened in the past at the renown Giamaica.
Galleria Rossana Orlandi
Via Matteo Bandello 14/16 – Milan
Monday > Saturday, 10:00AM > 7:00PM
Images courtesy of G+G