"Avant-garde XXI: Art and fashion in Italy and Guatemala" is the title of an exhibition organised and hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Guatemala City, which will run from Feb. 9 to 23. This collective exhibition is a preview of a show that Guatemalan artists and fashion designers will hold in March at the Angelica Gallery in Rome and is part of the "Guatemala es Guatemala" project involving nine artists from the country: five painters, three sculptors and a photographer. The group visited Italy in the spring of 2014, stopping for a few days in Albenga to work with the artists of the "Friends of Art" club, to discover the wealth of archaeological and historical heritage of the "City of Towers" and surrounding areas.
"Avant-garde XXI: Art and fashion in Italy and Guatemala"
The project's aim is to have art can act as a "catalyst" in promoting an exchange of culture and experiences. The Guatemalan and Italian artists involved in the project are: Josè Roberto Barahona, Enrique Cay, Brenda Estrada, Diana Fernández, Leslie Nanne Lippmann (who also designed the exhibition logo), David Ordoñez and Amalia Padilla-Gregg, Fiorella Perini, Lucia Rohrman, Balàzs Berzsenyi, Riccardo Carrara, Pietrina Cau, Sandra Cavalleri, Anna Corti, Giuseppe De Carlo, Maria Pia Demicheli, Michele Dieli, Marilisa Giordano, Caterina Massa, Constantin Neacsu, Carmen Spigno, Magda Tardon, Luisa Tinazzi and Antonietta Zamponi.