Until 10 January 2021, the MAR − Ravenna Art Museum will present the solo exhibition Paolo Roversi – Studio Luce.
Paolo Roversi was born in Ravenna in 1947. In 1973 he moved to Paris, where he still lives and works in his studio in Rue Paul Fort – the very same Studio Luce the exhibition is named after.
In the photographs on display, there are numerous references to his hometown, Ravenna, the place that more than any other has shaped his imagination. The exhibition opens with his first fashion photographs and a series of portraits of friends and artists, alternated with still lifes of stools collected in the street or those of Paolo’s long-trusted Deardorff camera.
Among his most recent works, some shots for the Pirelli 2020 Calendar will be exhibited, as well as a series of previously unreleased fashion shots from his decades of work for brands such as DIOR and Comme des Garçons and for magazines such as Vogue Italia.
As a tribute to the seven-hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, there will be a vast selection of shots directly from Roversi’s archive that celebrate and reinvent the figure of the muse – as an ideal reference to Dante’s Beatrice from the Divina Commedia – interpreted here in a contemporary way by iconic women such as Natalia Vodianova, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna.
The exhibition is curated by Chiara Bardelli Nonino, with sets by Jean-Hugues de Chatillon and with the project development by Silvestrin & Associati.
The event is possible thanks to the Municipality of Ravenna, Department of Culture and MAR, with the precious contribution of its main sponsors Christian Dior Couture, Dauphin and Pirelli.