ATLAS OF IMPOSSIBLE LONGING
ART AND FASHION SHARE A CANVAS AS ETHICS AND AESTHETICS CELEBRATE THE HISTORY AND SUBSEQUENT TRAJECTORY OF AN IMPERIAL CAPITAL.
For any patron of the arts there’s only one problem with setting up your easel in Rome; nothing else will quite compare. The imperial city breathes history and exhales art; here, beauty is not merely muse but the missive of legacy.
It is this catalogue of excellence that lent its canvas to a mélange of art and CHUMKI BHARADWAJ REPORTS FROM ROME. fashion at the launch of a new chapter in Ermenegildo Zegna’s community initiatives: Zegnart. The first of a special enterprise set-up by the Ermenegildo Zegna group, Zegnart is a multifaceted and multi-year project in which the company has committed to be in the forefront of contemporary visual arts in scattered pockets all over the world. Numero uno in this series is Fabulae
Romanae, (Roman Tales) a project that assumes the meaning of “homage” to Rome. Commissioned by Ermenegildo Zegna and specifically conceived for Maxxi—national Museum of XXI Century Arts, the project draws on the seminal art practice of international artists Lucy and Jorge Orta. This soar-