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ECOCORE IV @ The Art Market, Dec 18

17 December 2015

ECOCORE zine, edited by Alessandro Bava and Rasmus Myrup launches its fourth edition with party at The Art Markets on December 18.

The irregularly published zine aims to “edit the identity of ecology from the point of view of art” by fostering discussions about the topic and pushing it into the radars of contemporary artists, writers and poets.

The party will be hosted by M¥SS KETA and will be accompanied by a listening party selected by Bava and contributing artist Jacopo Mazzetti. Other contributing artists include Harry Burke, Juliette Bonneviot and Katja Novitskova.

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Lucia Leuci, Rose’s portrait (2015) exhibition photos

29 June 2015

The brainchild of Italian art editor Ingrid Melano started as a university project for a course titled ‘The Art Markets’. Like most humble begins in the digital age, The Art Markets cultural association started as a blog about contemporary art, filled with reviews of exhibitions Melano had come across through her travels. Now in its six year, the project continues its bimonthly cycle of events, inviting artists to present a new work accompanied by a DJ set at The Art Markets space in Milan. For one of its spring editions, the art project had invited Milanese artist Lucia Leuci to show her latest exhibition, Rose’s portrait.

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Lucia Leuci, Rose’s Portrait (2015). Install view. Courtesy The Art Markets, Milano.

The solo exhibition is introduced with a short text describing textually the girl that we are to see visually represented in the exhibition: “She is a romantic girl,” it begins, “in fact, one morning while soaking a biscuit in her cappuccino, she felt touched.” Painting the picture of a girl with a white iPhone, racially sensitive emoticons, and tight Lycra clothing, Rose is just contradictory enough to be convincing. “Rose is Rose,” the text ends, and the exhibition, showing the supposed Rose’s long braid held together with a flower-patterned scrunchie and the “pretty tits” she gets lost drawing, picks up where the text left off.

Rose Portrait by Lucia Leuci was display on at Milan’s The Art Markets from April 24 to May 8.

Header: Lucia Leuci, Rose’s Portrait (2015). Exhibition view. Courtesy The Art Markets, Milano

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