juno calypso

from 24 October 2018 to 11 January 2019

The young photographer born and raised in London, Juno Calypso, a cult name for those who love pink-pop aesthetics that recall the 1960s - 1980s, internationally known for her series Joyce, The Honeymoon and What to do with a Million Years opens for the first time in Italy a show at the Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti of Milan in Corso Monforte 23.
Her work is all to be discovered, that of this young but already established artist, capable of attracting a significant number of followers both online through her social media channels, and by person thanks to many exhibitions and performances in Uk, New York, South Korea, Mexico, Canada and China.

Winner of the International Photography Awards of the British Journal of Photography in 2016 Juno Calypso's photos are at the same time gentle but intense shoots which will thrill visitors, catapulting them into ironic and alienating realities. A selection of works chosen from the three series mentioned, starting from the artist's alter-ego, Joyce, an imaginary character portraying a lonely housewife in unusual and surreal settings, a frustrated woman searching for spasmodic perfection through the use of beauty treatments and devices for body improvement.

For the series The Honeymoon in 2015, the artist spent a week alone in a room of an American motel for couples in crisis. Here Joyce posed naked in pink heart-shaped bathtubs in front of multiple mirrors in rituals that would otherwise play out in these spaces with two people creating an atmosphere of extreme melancholy.

There will also be works from her last project What to do with a Million Years.
This time the location is in Las Vegas, in a bunker built during the time of nuclear war paranoia in the late 1960s. It is an underground home created by a wealthy businessman from the cosmetics industry.
It had every kind of comfort, a swimming pool, a guesthouse, a dance floor, and a garden with a barbecue.
"The house reminded me of a tomb or a mausoleum. It's so quiet down there and nothing has faded because there isn't any natural sunlight. It's a time capsule."
Discovering that the current owners are part of a mystery group belonging to the cryonics movement helped making this place even more attractive.
"Imagine just living forever. What would you do? How would you feel?

Works by Juno Calypso have been published by many international newspapers, among others:
Vogue Italia, TIME, The Guardian, Paper, i-D, Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Times, The Independent and VICE.

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