AT­LAS OF IM­POS­SI­BLE LONG­ING

ART AND FASH­ION SHARE A CAN­VAS AS ETHICS AND AES­THET­ICS CEL­E­BRATE THE HIS­TORY AND SUB­SE­QUENT TRA­JEC­TORY OF AN IM­PE­RIAL CAP­I­TAL.

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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-

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