Revolution & Renewal: An online themed exhibition
WE are delighted to welcome as guest curator the art historian, curator and academic scholar Dr. Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Arturo has been invited to curate this special exhibition due to his exceptional track record in curating and co-curating incredible shows spanning Old Masters to contemporary art: from Moroni, Giorgione and Rubens at the Royal Academy to Ai Weiwei, Bill Viola and Marina Abramovic at the Palazzo Strozzi.
All participating dealers will have a work displayed and each of them will be asked to explain why they submitted their chosen work, expressing their own interpretations of the term 'Revolution and Renewal' - whether they focus on political, social or art-historical revolutions, or the type of renewal found in nature, friendships, well-being or spirituality. There will be talks and special events accompanying the exhibition.
Andreas Pampoulides, one of the directors at Lullo٠Pampoulides and a member of the LAW board sums up the inspiration for the
exhibition: "My idea behind the theme of Revolution was to use it as a metaphor for the powerful - and necessary - changes we are seeing in modern culture. Recently, #MeToo, BLM, LGBTQ+ and other movements have shone a light on inequality, and stressed that established tropes cannot - and will not - be acceptable as the only norms.
We must not forget that, although many of the images on show may not speak directly about these matters to today's audiences, these artworks were at one time 'contemporary' and would have been powerful allegorical vehicles documenting - or even inspiring - the need for change in the society in which they were created."