Curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi in collaboration with Apalazzo Gallery, the exhibition is part of the “Surface Conversion” project, the artistic platform initiated by Angela Missoni that makes use of the spaces and floor areas of the Missoni boutique on Madison Avenue in New York.
The exhibition builds upon a cycle of events that started with Jonas Mekas’ personal exhibition last year and were dedicated to the dynamism of New York’s arts scene as seen from the perspective of different generations. The shop areas burst with this vitality creating new forms of dialogue between arts, fashion and reality.
Cheryl Donegan is a pioneer of the post-digital aesthetics and has been releasing lo-fi images for more than twenty years, causing short-circuits between performing arts, videomaking and painting. For Missoni, Cheryl Donegan absorbs the colors, forms and patterns of minor urban landscapes and reconstructs them into an irresistible psychedelia made of acid tones.
- Cheryl Donegan, MODEL! PLEASURE! ARTIST! ALIVE! curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, exhibition view.