Curated by Denis Isaia
The Sweet Life is an exhibition that the Mart dedicates to the master of contemporary painting Alex Katz (New York, b. 1927), who has experimented with different media: painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The exhibition features 50 works, large and extra-large format pieces created between the 1990s and today, that illustrate the artist’s maturity period.
Often associated with the Pop Art movement, Katz reworks the references of mass culture, American society, television, cinema and advertising. At the same time, he appropriates minimalist principles, stripping them of their ideological rigidity and focusing on the purely formal characteristics that define collective taste, lifestyle and, ultimately, our relationship with our surroundings.