Till 30 June 2019 at the Fondazione Stelline six leading international artists take on Leonardo’s “The Last Supper”
The exhibit presents six key figures from the contemporary art scene: Anish Kapoor, Robert Longo, Masbedo, Nicola Samorì, Wang Guangyi and Yue Minjun. The exhibition, put on by the Foundation and curated by Demetrio Paparoni, one of Italy’s most renowned critics and curators, is part of Milano e Leonardo 500, an institutional program of events including initiatives and projects celebrating the work and mind of Leonardo on the fifth centenary of his death, and was the opening event of Milano Art Week 2019 (April 1 – 7).
Six major international artists, from different cultural traditions, have revisited the theme of The Last Supper based on Leonardo’s depiction, making it one of the noblest expressions of our culture in an original dialogue between East and West.
The Last Supper after Leonardo aims to emphasize how Leonardo’s work continues to influence contemporary art. In addition to The Last Supper by Wang Guangyi, which has never been displayed in the Western world, this exhibition includes specially created works by Robert Longo, Nicola Samorì and Yue Minjun, a video by Masbedo which focuses on the hands that restored the original work and an homage to Leonardo’s masterpiece by Anish Kapoor.
THE LAST SUPPER AFTER LEONARDO
2 April – 30 June 2019
Curated by Demetrio Paparoni