American Beauty is the name of a marvellous red rose created in France, then exported to the United States, it has become the most widespread rose on the North American continent, also a symbol of the city of Washington.
Magnificent and at the same time fragile: its petals resist for a long time before withering, while the stem quickly rots: an effective metaphor for American society and its evident and hidden contradictions.
The Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano, from 13 September 2023 to 21 January 2024, presents a selection of 130 international works that tell of the light and shadows of the American nation.
Artika eventi offers this original photographic exhibition: it is the photo that introduces the visitor to the triumphant and decadent American universe.
It starts in black and white, with absolute masters such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Diane Arbus and Elliott Erwitt, and moves on to the colour images of Steve McCurry, Vanessa Beecroft and Annie Leibovitz.
From room to room, the itinerary is enhanced by creations by the masters of Pop Art (James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol), to the protagonists of Street Art: Keith Haring, Mr. Brainwash, Obey and Banksy.