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Art professor joins Italian artist to stage exhibit in Florence

March 25, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- A Western Michigan University art professor has teamed up with an Italian artist to stage a new exhibition in Florence, Italy.

Charles Loverme, WMU associate professor of art, is collaborating with Italian artist Melania Lanzini, to present a new exhibit at the Galleria La Corte Arte Contemporanea in Florence. Loverme and Lanzini's complex installation, titled "The Last Future," is an in-depth examination, divided into three particular "stations" dealing with the themes of death, the end, the inevitable, the inescapable and the irreversible. The exhibit will be on view through March 29.

"The Last Future" is curated and includes a critical essay written by Daniele Perra, managing editor of Italy's international art journal Tema Celeste. The exhibit, which features video, large-scale photographs and electronic audio compositions, has been funded in part with enrichment grants from the WMU art department and Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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