If New York is the world, Los Angeles is certainly America, that America that captures our imagination and never ends.
A megalopolis in the desert, a universe in itself that speaks many languages and lives as many contradictions: a fertile set of languages and peoples.
"There is the city called Los Angeles even if no one can see what it may have to do with the angels," wrote Jack Kerouac.
The city of Bret Easton Ellis, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Bukowski.
Art, in Los Angeles, describes a particular world, between experimentation and painting, extreme performance and contamination with alternative lowbrow cultures.
The city has always produced complex art, acting as a pole of attraction for creatives from other states; California's mild climate reveals a lifestyle choice radically different from influencing the mode of production.
In more recent years, Los Angeles has been defined as the new mecca of contemporary art, with a finally international perspective and attentive to new cultural phenomena.
Los Angeles (State of Mind)
is the story of a city through several generations of artists who have imposed themselves from the seventies to the present day; an exhibition that highlights, once again, how close is Naples' relationship with international art. Neapolitan galleries and collectors did not miss the appointment with the most complex area of America, finding cultural similarities and assonances there.
For some years now, the Gallerie d’Italia in Naples has hosted a series of exhibitions dedicated to the world capitals of contemporary art.
The protagonists were New York in 2017, London in 2018 and Berlin in 2019, making the Gallerie d’Italia a place of updating on international artistic research, in its often more daring and innovative expressions.
Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano
Via Toledo 185