SOMOS LIBRES II

SOMOS LIBRES II
Works from the Mario Testino Collection
curated by Neville Wakefield
17 May – 14 September 2014

The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition Somos Libres II, a selection of works from The Mario Testino Collection curated by Neville Wakefield.
Somos Libres II will open at the Pinacoteca Agnelli in Torino on 10th May 2014 and will feature works from Testino’s personal art collection including artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Glenn Ligon, Jonathan Monk, Ugo Rondinone, Cindy Sherman, Adriana Varejão, and Andy Warhol. This second presentation of Somos Libres – having first been exhibited at MATE in 2013 (Testino’s cultural institution in Lima, Peru) – takes
on a new guise focusing on the tension between the medium of photography and abstract painting in Testino’s collection, as well as Testino’s personal journey through the world of contemporary art. Of the concept for Somos Libres, Testino says “Our national anthem in Peru starts with ‘Somos libres seamoslo siempre,’ which means let’s always be free. When Peru gained independence from Spain, we were freed as a country to exist and to discover our own identity. It’s this attitude of liberation and of freedom from external constraints that I am inspired by most in fine artists and applies here in this show.”

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Mario Testino – John Allan john@mariotestino.com T + 44 20 7243 7580

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