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The show

Utopia by Kazumi Yoshida, is at the Loggiato San Bartolomeo in Palermo.

This is the first major anthology , in Italy, of the master considered among the best known contemporary designers in the world. The exhibition, curated by Paola Nicita, is organized by Maria Letizia Cassata's MLC Comunicazione; and with the technical partnership of Antonio Ratti Foundation, Hermès, Villa Igiea Palermo - Rocco Forte Hotel, Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo.

Kazumi Yoshida for Utopia chose Palermo because he was fascinated by its art, nature and architecture : many of the works on display are unpublished , and some of the tapestries and paintings were specially made in homage to the city of Palermo . A personal reflection for a renaissance of art and humanity.

In particular, the great painting that gives the title of Utopia to the exhibition was created by Kazumi Yoshida in New York and completed in Palermo, in collaboration with the students of the Academy of Fine Arts , for a multi-handed work that is a heartfelt homage to the vitality and the dream that the artist perceived while visiting the city.

Kazumi Yoshida creates works of art and then translates them into fabric and wallpaper, or vice versa: among his latest works an all-white wooden sculpture, made for the Cheryl Hazan Gallery in New York, and a lily of the valley flower in porcelain for a charity event organized by the owner of Le Cabinet de Porcelain with the artist Samuel Mazy.

The influence of Jean Cocteau, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger, Marie Laurencin, Picasso and Matisse is perceived in his works . His inspiration comes from art but also from nature and fashion.

Among the most recent exhibitions are the solo shows at Cheryl Hazan in New York (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), at Hazan Contemporary (2021, 2022) and at Silo 6776 Gallery in New Hope (2021, 2022) and holdings in Art Miami (2018) and Art Basel (2021).


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via Vittorio Emanuele, 25
90133 Palermo


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