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Wonder Woman. Il Mito at Palazzo Morando

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In time for women’s day,  we introduce an exhibition in Milan celebrating all women through a symbol: Wonder Woman

In occasion of the 80th anniversary of the creation of Wonder Woman, ideated by the American psychologist William Moulton Marston and first illustrated by Harry G. Peter, Palazzo Morando | Costume Moda Immagine in Milan dedicates the first Italian exhibition to Wonder Woman, opened on November 17 2021 until March 20, 2022.

The exhibition begins with the first cover of Sensation Comics # 1 of 1942, which inaugurates the first comic series dedicated to Wonder Woman.
The so-called “Golden Age” of Wonder Woman, or the epic period of comics in the United States goes from 1941 to 1955 its shown through some of the most iconic covers and a video story that intertwines history with myth. It then presents to the public issues of Ms. magazine, co-founded by the activist Gloria Steinem, a selection of tables by the Italian illustrators of the DC universe Laura Braga, Emanuela Lupacchino, Maria Laura Sanapo, the ‘new’ 1980s comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, a narrative cycle published by DC for ten issues from April 1985 to March 1986, as well as more recent portrayals, by Adam Hughes, Alex Ross, Phil Jimenez, Brian Bolland. The exhibition then ends with an excursion into the worlds of television and cinema: from the TV series  to the recent movies. The journey also touches fashion, through a video installation emphasizing the importance of stylistic influences and changes in costumes and attitudes.

From illustration and comics to cinema, from pop culture to fashion, curator Alessia Marchi explored the theme through different sections populated by comics and original designs, video installations, costumes and props.