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American Beauty

From Robert Capa to Banksy

The Centro Culturale Altinate/San Gaetano, Padova Itally

from September 13, 2023 to January 21, 2024


a selection of 130 works of art is presented that tell the lights and shadows of the nation that has characterized the last century more than any other globally: the United States.
The exhibition, organized by Artika in collaboration with the Municipality of Padua and Kr8te, is curated by Daniel Buso.
120 international artists offer this original portrait of the States.

The exhibition path welcomes absolute masters of photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Diane Arbus and Elliott Erwitt, to move on to the color images of Steve McCurry, Vanessa Beecroft and Annie Leibovitz.
Next to the photograph you can admire the creations of the protagonists of Pop Art (James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol) and the performers of Street Art: Keith Haring, Mr. Brainwash, Obey and Banksy.
From the famous propaganda image of Joe Rosenthal (who exalted Iwo Jima's American victory over Japan in 1945), to the anarchist revolts in Banksy's murals, for an original and strictly star-stripe exhibition.

The Short Story of Contemporary Art:

Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & Techniques

By Susie Hodge

The Orion Publishing Group Limited

Art et exil

The Center Pompidou / Seham Boutata



The Farjam Collection of Islamic and Middle Eastern Art, Volume II 

Edited by Venetia Porter, Nada Shabout, Sarah Rogers and Linda Komaroff

Yale University Press

This is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States

 by Keri Watson and Keidra Daniels Navaroli

 Oxford University Press



The Power and Purpose of Political Art

Unravelling Women's Art: Creators, Rebels, & Innovators in Textile 

by P.L. Henderson 

The author unpicks the threads that link female textile artists and the arts they produce, revealing a global and historic patchwork of assorted roles, identities and representations. Entertaining as well as informative, this book offers a unique overview of female-centric textile art production including embroidery, weaving, soft sculpture and more. 

Includes over 20 interviews with contemporary textile artists, providing fascinating insights into their practices, themes and personal motivation. 

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