ANDREA INCONTRI
LE TIPE UMANE

curated by Caroline Corbetta

February 19, 2019 March 9, 2019


OPENING RECEPTION

Exhibition opening
Monday, February 18, 2019
6 – 8 pm

From February 19
to March 9, 2019

10 am - 6 pm


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Le Tipe Umane are rapid yet detailed sketches of female figures, which Italian designer Andrea Incontri draws freehand on Instagram on videos and photos of his daily life. Ladies walking with their dogs or young girls going out for shopping; women of different ages and with diverse personalities, these characters wear an imaginative variety of outfits, carefully curated in every detail, which reveal their creator’s awareness of contemporary aesthetics and social norms.


Referring to Honoré de Balzac’s Comédie Humaine, Caroline Corbetta coined the term ‘Le Tipe Umane’ in 2016, when she curated the first show dedicated to Incontri’s creations at Il Crepaccio in Milan. The present exhibition explores a further development of the designer’s research, which today combines digital communication with artisanal quality. More than one hundred Tipe Umane, skillfully embroidered and framed with precious fabrics and materials, are displayed as an array of the most varied female types. Each one of them bears a name automatically generated by Instagram starting from two casual letters. Sally, Cassandra, Victoria and all the others are associated to a place, which is randomly generated by the social network’s geolocation software. Along with the videos, originally shared on Instagram, and special dresses designed by Incontri for this project, the infinite diversity of Le Tipe Umane embodies the designer’s inclusive view of an entirely female universe.

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