aleXsandro Palombo: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale

7 Nov 2019 – 21 Nov 2019

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10:00 – 18:00
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On the premises of Bałtyk skyscaper in Poznań, an exhibition will be held of works by aleXsandro Palombo – an Italian contemporary visionary Pop artist and activist, fashion designer, eclectic creator and ilustrator.


He is famous for his colourful, reflective and irreverent works that focus on Pop culture, fashion, society, diversity, ethics and human rights. The show will be held in Poznań between November 7 and 21, 2019. These dates have been chosen not without a reason – on November 25, 2019, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women is commemorated. The exhibiton „Life Is Not a Fairy Tale” touches upon the problem of domestic violence.

Part of works presented at the exhibition comes from the artist’s well-known series „Life Can Be a Fairy Tale if You Break the Silence”. These works present Pop celebrities and recognizable cartoon characters as victims of violence. Its purpose is to convince all the abused women to break the silence. They show that all women can be victims of abuse, no one is immune, even if you live a fairytale life like celebrities.

- „The biggest accomplice of violence is the silence, a silence which every year kills or causes permanent disability more than diseases or accidents. Domestic violence is a social cancer that knows no boundaries nor social status; it can affect anyone, whether you’re an ordinary person or a celebrity. You need to use the antidote of culture by educating and raising awareness on Respect and Equality in order to defeat it” – says aleXandro Palombo. 

The remaining works relate to the idea of emancipation, liberation and freedom. The series „Do You Still Like Us?” presents re-imagined Disney Princesses with disabilities to challenge the notion of „perfect beauty”. In this provocative series issued in 2014, aleXsandro Palombo challenges us to rethink our definition of beauty and perfection, anticipating the “Body Inclusivity Era” that is now spreading all over the world. And the series „Freedom” includes sculptures of three symbolic gestures representing the desire for absolute freedom, melting Art and Design.

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