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Peterson – Lavine. Come as you are: Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution

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giovedì 13 Agosto 2020

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence will host a photographic exhibition celebrating the Grunge scene, until 18 October 2020.

The spokesman of a generation, Kurt Cobain translated the counterculture of the 90s into music. The frontman of Nirvana was the tormented icon of the Grunge movement, who voiced alienation, malaise and rage in their songs released in three studio albums.

To tell Cobain’s personal story and to document that particular slice of history in general, Palazzo Medici Riccardi will host the photographic exhibition Peterson- Lavine: Come as you are: Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution”.

The Images on display immortalize the descending curve of the artist’ life, from the first albums to Cobain’s final days, and his torment for the band’s sudden success which he perceived as a betrayal of the early grunge movement’s ideals.

The exhibition shows the advertising photographs of his albums Nevermind and In Utero, and family pictures where Kurt Cobain is portrayed with his wife Courtney Love, leader of the all-female band Hole, and their daughter Frances Bean. Also on display is the famous image shot at Reading Festival in August 1992 when the singer was pushed on to the stage in a wheelchair wearing a hospital gown, in response to the rumours of ill health and drug abuse circulated by the press.

The exhibition showcases images and songs not only by Nirvana but from other bands in the Seattle grunge scene, like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Mudhoney.
Testo di Agnese Fedeli

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