Italian born artist and film-maker, educated at Central St Martin’s in London, Francesco Vezzoli is showcasing his largest exhibition ever, TRINITY, simultaneously in three cities: Rome – Maxxi museum, New York at MoMA and Los Angeles at the MOCA. About the trio exhibition, Vezzoli, 41, recently told The Independent he does not consider it a restrospective but rather a ‘crazy-spective’. He added: ‘For MoMA, we’re buying a church in the south of Italy and we’re bringing the church to the gallery [in New York]. We’re slicing it up like a cake, wrapping the pieces up and putting them on a cargo boat’.
Speaking about the importance of fashion in his work, Vezzoli said ‘My nation (Italy) is going through a very shaky moment, and a lot of the industries that used to represent the excellence of my country are no longer that excellent, and fashion is the only true excellent bridge to worldwide culture for my nation. The companies that produce fashion are the ones that sponsor art or the restoration of ancient monuments and keep up the few cultural institutions’,
The Trinity trailer can be watched here.