Monday, December 10, 2007

David Lynch - The Air is on Fire

The Triennale di Milano presents David Lynch, The Air is on Fire, a major art retrospective devoted to the multiple facets of David Lynch as a visual artist. This exhibition event brings together the movie director’s paintings, photographs, drawings, experimental films and soundtracks. The public will have the chance to discover and rediscover David Lynch’s fine art, with never-before-seen works, and site-specific installations created specially for this exhibition.

The Air is on Fire takes us into David Lynch’s studio cluttered with paintings, black cupboards full of old files and shelves packed with labelled folders containing hundreds of drawings. This is Lynch’s own beautifully kept personal collection, dating back to his high school years and displayed in Italy now for the first time. Revealed to the Director of the Fondation Cartier, Hervé Chandès, all these works have been gathered together and specially staged for exhibition by David Lynch himself: pictures hung on large metal frames and mounted on brightly-coloured curtains, animated films projected in a tiny cinema evoking Eraserhead (1977), the sketch of a living room turned into a life-size scene. These settings give the visitor a rare insight into David Lynch’s approach to production design and his unique visual style.

[David Lynch - The Air is on Fire
Triennale di Milano 9 October 2007 – 13 January 2008
Opening hours: 10.30 am-8.30 pm, closed Mondays]

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