Vanessa Beecroft Polaroids1993.2016

Celebrating the female gaze through
fashion and photography

Photo Vogue represents Vogue Italia aim to elevate the bond between excellent fashion and photography to an art status. The awareness of such act has naturally led to the decision to set up Photo Vogue Festival, an international project entirely dedicated to fashion photography that takes place in Milan from 22nd to 26th of November 2016. The festival is a unique event in its kind and engages the entire city of Milan with lectures, conferences and exhibitions. As part of the initiative, Palazzo Reale presents the monographic exhibition Vanessa Beecroft Polaroids 1993.2016. The exhibition brings together blow-ups of rare polaroids and sculptures, and represents this first edition celebration of female gaze. As part of her investigation into the female identity, Vanessa develops her inquiry around such topics as desire and alienation, exploring the theme of the female body via her sophisticated performances, drawings, photography, video art and sculptures. Her investigation dilates time and recombines it incorporating the forms of classical sculpture with the most contemporary vision.

HER WORKS […] ARE OFTEN PROVOKING PIECES OR SERVE AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CRITIQUE.