Opening: April 4, 2014, 7-10pm
Duration: April 5 – April 18 2014; Tue-Sa, 2-6pm
The presented works are joint by the artists’ common history spent in New York; a preoccupation with popular- and classical themes, coupled with a shared Italian sensibility towards themes like portraiture, popular culture and middle class suburban life.
Stefano Castronovo staged the first Electric Renaissance exhibition together with composer Julius Eastman in the early 1980’s at New York’s Club 57, a seminal venue that offered a platform to young visual- and performing artists like Keith Haring, Madonna, RuPaul, Futura 2000, Kenny Scharf and Joey Arias.
Like its predecessor, Electric Renaissance II stands for the combination of a genuine expression of New York urban sensibilities with masterly classical techniques. The installation includes photography, painting, silkscreen prints, and mixed media works especially conceived for this occasion.