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Francesco Vezzoli:
The Museum of Crying Women

Exhibition catalogue published by KALEIDOSCOPE on the occasion of Francesco Vezzoli’s debut in the Middle East, at Qatar Museums in 2013.

Created through a dialogue between the artist, Hans-Ulrich Obrist of London’s Serpentine Gallery and Rem Koolhaas, Founder of architecture firm OMA, the exhibition connected multiple perspectives on the famous feminine form together. A new series of artworks inspired by Oum Kulthom, one of the most admired female Arab singers and a bronze sculpture of renowned movie star, Sophia Loren, therefore joins Vezzoli’s beautiful portraits in this ode to womanhood.

Francesco Vezzoli
The Museum of Crying Women
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE (2013)
Hardcover, 23 x 17 cm
158pp.

Francesco Vezzoli (b.1971, Brescia, Italy) lives and works in Milan. His work has been exhibited globally among art institutions such as Fondazione Prada, Milan; MoMA PS1, New York; Museion, Italy; and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; MOCA, Los Angeles; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London.

Still life images: T_Space Studio, Milan.

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