07 April 2018
Albert Watson. Fashion, Portraits & Landscapes - Photographs from the Blumarine Archive.
The exhibition, curated by Luca Panaro, ideated and produced by the Carpi council - Musei di Palazzo dei Pio with Carpi Fashion System and Blumarine, with the contribution of Fondazione CR Carpi, displays over one hundred images, including black and white prints, fotocolor and proofs, all exclusively selected from the maison’s multimedia archives which retrace a decade of work by Albert Watson, between the eighties and nineties, when the Scottish photographer carried out twelve campaigns for the brand, with the coordination of Rossella Tarabini and the collaboration by Manuela Pavesi, editor of Vogue Italia. Anna Molinari and Gianpaolo Tarabini had the intuition to collaborate with important professionals in photography and communication to define Blumarine's style and identity values. The Scottish photographer is one of the major contemporary portraitists. The portraits view is present in fashion campaigns, where, from Naomi Campbell to a very young Nadja Auermann up to Cindy Crawford, he represents the personality of women and the essence of Blumarine style in his black/white works. Lastly, the view on the landscape, even the urban one, which is never the background of the countryside, but characterizes the choices and the taste, often becoming on stage: from Scotland to the desert of New Mexico, up to London, Los Angeles and Naples.
The exhibition presents an additional section in the space reserved to Blumarine in the Museo della Città, with a selection of iconic pieces photographed by Albert Watson.
From April7th to June 17th, 2018 (Palazzo dei Pio Museum, Carpi)