Contemporary Art Magazine
Autorizzazione Tribunale di Roma
n.630/99 del 24 Dicembre 1999

Max Papeschi – From Hiroshima with Love

Como, November 3rd 2015
MAG, Tomo Gallery and the Italian Culture Institute of Osaka present
Max Papeschi – From Hiroshima with Love Max Papeschi’s #mostradiffusa
Curated by Salvatore Marsiglione, Tomoharu Aoyama and Stefano Fossati.
Kyoto on Friday November 20th at 7.00pm Gallery Tomo : 1F Aoyama BLD 633 Shimogoryomaecho Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 6040995 Japan
On exhibit from November 20th to December 3rd 2015
info Como : +39 3287521463 info Kyoto : +81 075 5854160
With the support of the Italian Culture Institute of Osaka
With the Patronage of the Consulate General of Italy in Osaka. With the Patronage of Kyoto City
With the Patronage of the Foundation Italy Japan
With the Patronage of Luigi Russolo Association
MAG with Tomo Gallery of Kyoto and the Italian Culture Institute of Osaka are pleased to announce another major international event, exclusively produced for the Japanese market.
Max Papeschi – From Hiroshima with Love
The great success and the extraordinary welcome of the Japanese people during the last year exhibition “That’s all Folks”, which held at our partner gallery TOMO Gallery of Kyoto, encouraged us to give a wider vision of Papeschi’s Universe, proposing another #mostradiffusa between Kyoto and Osaka.
Max Papeschi, International artist of full-blown fame for his biting, ironic style of deep social denunciation, gives us the excuse to ponder about contemporary human history, from World War II to nowadays.
During the last century the image of multinational companies and globe’s top powerful reached and often exceeded the reliability of their contents, the great contemporary importance is so the conception that the others have of us!
As a reborn Robin Hood, Papeschi “steals” from the network, the pictures of the powerful, of the multinational corporations, of the strong powers, he adjusts their sense, he puts them together, he cuts and sews them up, till giving us a different appearance, a vision which makes us reflect about the real essence of the protagonists. All this without any judgements, he does not want to do it, he is not at all a judge, but an artist and his mission is to give in any of his artworks the incitement to think about history in a different way, digging up in events’ depth.
Como, November 3rd 2015
The solo show “From Hiroshima with Love” will be inaugurated on Friday November 20th at 7.00pm at the TOMO Gallery Kyoto. The curator Tomoharu Aoyama will present the namesake series, exhibited in Italy in 2010, but displayed for the first time in Japan.
In all these black and white artworks, Max Papeschi gives to current and past world’s “movers and shakers”, represented in original historical pictures, the faces of cartoons’ characters, so he deals with the theme of the war and devastation, and he does it showing us their rascal and scoundrel aspect.
Challenging such a delicate subject through a biting and sometimes ironic vision without falling in banality, does not want to be disrespectful, but wants to be a way to capture our attention on it and make us reflect.
Salvatore Marsiglione

MAG gallery Como

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