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Date : March 17, 2018
Location : Bottegantica, Via Alessandro Manzoni, 20121 Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with Galleria Continua , will see one of the most interesting personalities of the contemporary world art dialogue with nineteenth and twentieth century Italian painting. 

Exhibition opening: from Thursday, April 12th from 3pm 


The internal courtyards of Palazzo d’Adda Borromeo, home of the Bottegantica Gallery, will exceptionally host a temporary installation by the artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, who will attend event. 

Temporary installation: 
from Saturday April 14th at 6pm – Sunday April 15th at 6pm 

From April 12th to May 5th 2018, the Galleria Bottegantica of Milan, in collaboration with Galleria Continua , will host Pascale Marthine Tayou’s exhibition in Via Manzoni 45 , FRESH KISS.

The exhibition, a new event of Lab / Contemporary – a format that offers a perspective of comparison between the art of today and 19th century painting – will present 20 works by one of the most interesting personalities of contemporary art, alongside works by authors such as Giovanni Boldini, Giuseppe De Nittis, Antonio Mancini, Federico Zandomeneghi, Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla and other avant-garde artists. 

Pascale Marthine Tayou returns to Italy with a new and original project based on the interactive relationship with nineteenth and twentieth century Italian painting and that follows the one proposed – until April 2nd – at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, where sculptures and Contemporary installations have contaminated the permanent collection of the American museum, composed mostly of ancient paintings.

FRESH KISS is an exhibition conceived with the aim of putting into dialogue the Bottegantica art collection with the works of Tayou, conceived specifically for the Milanese event. The dialectic between contemporary and past works is integrated with the environment that hosts them, allowing the viewer to reflect on the concept of ‘continuity’ of art, and that fits perfectly with the international nature of Milan and its historical stratification and artistic.

Born in Cameroon in 1966, Tayou began to realize his works in his country of origin and then moved to Germany, France and Belgium, where he currently resides. His art represents a natural bridge between African and European culture, although its range of action involves the whole world. This global vision has led Tayou to discover new perspectives of expression in which his identity as a man and an artist is reflected. In his works the interest in materials and their meanings prevails, which can undergo semantic changes according to cultural, social, political and environmental conditions.His predilection is mainly directed to the recycling of materials such as alabaster, crystal, plastic, wood, fabric and other media. 
Bottegantica catalog editions.
Pascale Marthine Tayou. 
Biographical notes 
Born in Nkongsamba (Cameroon) in 1966, Pascale Marthine Tayou lives and works between Ghent (Belgium) and Yaoundé (Cameroon). His artistic career began in 1994 in Cameroon. In addition to being presented in the cultural centers of Yaoundé and Douala, his work is supported by the Cameroonian art and art center Doual’art, which in 1994 included him in group exhibitions and dedicated a personal exhibition in 1997; in 2007 the artist also took part in a performance at SUD-Salon Urbain de Douala promoted by Doual’art.
Even the Parisian magazine “Revue Noire” contributes to the artist’s career by promoting his work. His work is also supported by numerous critics, including the famous Okwui Enwezor who invites him to exhibit at the 1997 Johannesburg Biennial, in Documenta 11 in 2002 and in the London exhibitions Mirror’s Edge (1999-2001) and The Short Century ( 2000-2001).The Cameroonian writer and art critic Simon Njami selects him instead for the great Africa Remix exhibition organized at the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, at the Hayward Gallery in London, at the Pompodou Center in Paris, at the Mori Museum in Tokyo and at the Johannesburg National Gallery. (2004-2006).

In 1995 his work is exhibited in the first Biennial of Kwangju directed by Yongwoo Lee. In 1996 the Dakar Biennale invited him to the individual exhibitions, while the following year he was among exhibitors of the second edition of the Biennale of Kwangju. She is also present at the Venice Biennale (2005 and 2009), the Sydney Biennial (1998), the Havana Biennial (1997 and 2006), the Liverpool Biennial (1999), the Taipei Biennial (2000), the Biennial of São Paulo in 2002, at the African Meetings of Photography in Bamako (2005), at the Lyon Biennial (2000 and 2005), at the Istanbul Biennial (2003), at the Berlin Biennial (2001), at Documenta 11 in Kassel (2002) . He also participates in the Santa Fe Biennial (1997), at the Kleinsplastick Triennial in Stuttgart (1998),
In 2001 he took part in the sixth edition of the Arte all’Arte event organized by the Arte Continua Association: from this moment Tayou started working for the Galleria Continua. 
Milan, February 2018 

Milan, Bottegantica Gallery (via A. Manzoni, 45) 
12 April – 5 May 2018 

Open exhibition: 
from Thursday 12 April (3.00 pm) 
to Saturday 5 May (7.00 pm) 

Inauguration /installation: 
Saturday 14 April, 6.00 pm 

Installation in the courtyard: 
from Saturday 14 April (6.00 pm) to Sunday 15 April (6.00 pm) 

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am-1pm 15-19 
Extraordinary openings: Sundays 15 and 22 April 10-13; 15-19 
Free admission 

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