My eye was struck, let say in a special way, by the sense of gaiety and the aura of lightness emanating from the images published with the report “All in the Rist” on Artist Pipilotti Rist “Parasimpatico,” produced by the Trussardi Foundation.
First of all I was surprised by the enchanting beauty of Beatrice Trussardi that unequivocally brings back to the mind the image of Simonetta Vespucci as portrayed by Sandro Botticelli in The Birth of Venus.
My eye was also surprised by the ecstatic pose of Trussardi's Flavio Del Monte and dealer Francesca Minini, as well as MAMbo director Gianfranco Mariniello and curator Caroline Corbetta while looking at Cape Cod Chandelier in the Cinema Manzoni lobby…. It is incredible how powerful can be suspended, shining underwear!
Author Cathryn Drake, remarked that shiny and ethereal was the evening in Milano as strong is the sense of gaiety and the aura of lightness emanating from the images of all the beautiful people portrayed (to be earnest Giņ Marconi looks a little bit blurred perhaps due to the two thousand Euros just spent on champagne, I guess ).
The trendy event took place in Italy, so unavoidably Italo Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millennium (1988) are back in my mind. Calvino wrote five of the memos – titled ‘Lightness’, ‘Quickness’, ‘Exactitude’, ‘Visibility’ and ‘Multiplicity’ – for the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. In the first Memo titled ‘Lightness’ Calvino was throwing into relief the contrasting facets of “ a lightness of thoughtfulness” and “ a lightness of frivolity”..., look with your own eyes, I have nothing else to add...
Let them suck froth.