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Milan and fashion.

A tribute to

Gian Paolo Barbieri

From September 18th to 30th 2019
Palazzo Pirelli, Milano

From the 18th to the 30th of September, in conjunction with Milan Fashion week, the Regional Council of Lombardy paid tribute to the great lombardian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri.

This exhibition has been promoted and curated by Fondazione Gian Paolo Barbieri in collaboration with Martina Corgnati and organized by Marta Menegon and Sara Arrigoni. This event at the Palazzo Pirelli Event Space features about  70 photographic works that retrace the artist’s creative life, from the beginning of his career until the early 2000s.

“Milan and fashion, a tribute to Gian Paolo Barbieri” is a journey through the life of Gian Paolo Barbieri, that recounts the imperishable bond with his hometown, Milan, which is fundamental for his artistic research and for his creative production. A fil rouge that the Regional Council of Lombardy welcomes to the “Pirellone”, a prestigious icon of Lombardy industriousness, emphasizing Lombardy  as the center of thought, invention, creativity and history that makes it the ideal location for the artist’s production.

The show was opened on September 18 and there were the Regional Council and in particular Attilio Fontana President and Alessandro Fermi, to name just a few. Other prominent personalities also participated such as Antonio Di Pietro, Carlo Capasa, Lorenza Castelli, Giuseppe Zanotti, Rita Airaghi, Oliviero Toscani, Piero Gemelli, Settimio Benedusi and over 200 people.

There was a private view on September 28, with photographic and video installations that interacted with the architectural spaces of Belvedere Enzo Jannacci and with a luminous Milan around. The evening was attended by prominent personalities such as Rosita Missoni, Maurizio Nichetti, Piero Gemelli, Ingmari Lami, Ivana Bastianello, the Hungarian Consul, the Swiss Consul and others.

There was an extraordinary opening of Palazzo Pirelli on September 29th, which allowed the public to visit both the Event Space and the Belvedere and immerse themselves in the history of fashion, in the history of Milan through the eyes of Gian Paolo Barbieri, in Gian Paolo Barbieri.