"Maddalena Sisto's Land" Exhibition

Shiodome Italia Creative Center

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Maddelena Sisto (born 1951 in Alexandria, passed away 2000 in Milan) was a world-renowned illustrator who worked with magazines like Italian Vogue and Elle Deco, and was also something of a legend in the Italian fashion world. For 30 years since the 70's, Sisto expressed the zeitgeist through her work with remarkable flair. Unfortunately, her prolific career was cut short In 2000, when she fell victim to cancer and passed away shortly after.
This show is a traveling exhibition that was inaugurated in 2004 at the Milan Triennale, organized by Franca Sozzani, the charismatic editor of Italian Vogue. Now arriving in Japan, it has been extremely well-received in Italy owing to its comprehensive documentation of changing times through the medium of fashion. About 1000 works by Sisto will be on display, including around 100 original watercolors on the subject of fashion and design, as well as art objects, sculptures, and photographs. In these autographed works, Sisto captured and reflected the spirit of an age through her astute illustrations, infused not only with her exceptional talent, but also her sharp eye for irony.

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Schedule

From 2008-02-29 To 2008-07-31
Open May 5th (Mon), 6th (Tues). Closed May 7th (Wed).

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Maddalena Sisto

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neioumi: (2008-03-08 at 00:03)

イラストレーションが中心だが、原画やアニメーション、陶器などの立体作品も展示されていて、ユーモラスな女性像や、やわらかい色彩やタッチは見ていて飽きません、ポスターよりも実物はずっと奇麗で繊細です。
また、作品の中にマジストレッティやスタルク、ニキドサンファル、倉俣史朗、カルダー、ソットサス…といった有名なデザイナーの作品も登場するので、それを見つけるのも楽しい。数点だが、実物を一緒に展示している試みも、新鮮な感じ。
また、ジャーナリストとしても活躍したという彼女の「デザインに囲まれた暮らし」を皮肉めいた文章とイラストにしてみせている作品は必見。デザインブームに沸く今の日本でも共感できるのではないでしょうか。特に欧米での「日本ブーム」について書かれた文章は、思わず笑ってしまった。
彼女の様々な側面を、広く俯瞰できる構成。知名度はないアーティストだが、たくさんの人に見てもらえたらいいと思う。

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