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People and The City - UniCredit Art Collection in Moscow

  • 21

    October 2011
  • 04

    December 2011

UniCredit, to celebrate the Year of Italian Language and Culture in Russia and that of Russian Language and Culture in Italy, unveil the exhibition entitled "People and the City", on show from October 21 until December 4, 2011 at the Red Hall in the WINZAVOD Centre of Contemporary Art in Moscow.


The exhibition, divided in 5 sections (From Above, Views, Street Life, Home Sweet Home and The Imaginary City), features more than 70 artworks from UniCredit's noteworthy art collection and it is a journey through the works of many important artists since the start of the 20th century.


The itinerary highlights the relationship between individuals and the urban fabric, with an analysis of urban space as a reflection of modern living. The journey starts off from an aerial view in which the city is captured in its entirety, before coming down to street level, where the buildings and the multicultural human flows become the protagonists, right down to the point of exploring people's intimate domestic lives and dreaming up imaginary cities in which to live on a more human scale.


The project has been designed and curated by Walter Guadagnini, Chairman of the UniCredit for Art Scientific Committee, which also includes Luca Massimo Barbero, Lorand Hegyi and Angelika Nollert.


The UniCredit Art Collection, from which all the works on show comes from, is made up of over 60,000 works - paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs - which reflect the Group's identity, as well as symbolising the Bank's international commitment to art.



Image: Florian Böhm - Wait for Walk - 48th St./ 5th Ave - 2005 - UniCredit Art Collection - HypoVereinsbank