reviews

  • Vanessa Beecroft

    Galleria Massimo Minini

    This exhibition featured, but was not limited to, documentation of Vanessa Beecroft’s most recent performance in Italy, VB53, which took place in Florence in 2004. On that occasion the artist used the Tepidarium, an extraordinarily beautiful greenhouse from 1880 that stands in the Tuscan capital’s Giardino dell’Orticoltura. A large photo of the event takes in the entire scene from above: Twenty-one young women wearing only gray or black Helmut Lang shoes lie atop a large earthen mound at the center of the space. All are more or less young and more or less beautiful; some wear long wigs. One in

    Read more