In his Viaggio in Italia, the Milanese artist ranges between design, art, culture, fashion. At the Giò Marconi Gallery in Milan from 4 February to 5 March 2022

The apparently simple and immediate work of Emilio Tadini offers various ideas for reading: the images emerge from relationships and associations between dreamlike elements, everyday objects, anonymous characters often without a face. Tadini adopted aspects of the Pop language, but his interest in the unconscious and irrational led him to represent scenes of fragmentation and alienation reminiscent of Surrealism, the Metaphysics of Giorgio de Chirico, the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan and Sigmund Freud. From all this, his Integral Realism took shape.

Twenty years after his death, from 4 February to 5 March 2022 Giò Marconi hosts Viaggio in Italia, an exhibition that exhibits works from the homonymous series from the early 1970s by the Milanese artist. For the occasion, the new publication will be presented, Emilio Tadini. The reality of the 1968-1972 image by Francesco Guzzetti, published by Fondazione Marconi / Mousse Publishing in collaboration with the Emilio Tadini Archive.

Tadini has always had a serial approach to painting: from one image, others arise due to modifications and alterations. The artist produces a short story, a series of serial novels, in which the laws of space and time and those of gravity are canceled. The solitary and headless figures are omnipresent in the works on display: bodies, movements and gestures have neither faces nor heads. And then a pyramidal element with black and white stripes, a telephone, a colonial hat or a red lipstick. While including references to antiquity, Tadini's Viaggio in Italia also touches on the fields of design, art, culture, fashion and style.