artists & participants
On occasion of the celebrations for leading Italian organization Confindustria's 100th anniversary, Confindustria and the Unione Industriale di Torino present 21x21. 21 artists for the 21st century, a group exhibition of young Italian artists devised and organised by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, which will run at their Turin centre for contemporary art from 25 March to 31 August 2010. The aim of the exhibition is to support artistic production and the careers of young artists as well as to enhance the value of Italian creativity.
The exhibition, curated by Francesco Bonami, will feature a wide selection of new and site-specific works by 21 young Italian artists. The exhibition will offer an in depth insight into the dynamics of contemporary art in Italy today.
The exhibition concept is based on the relationship between innovation and tradition, relevant to both the worlds of contemporary art and that of modern day industry, looking at progress versus preservation in relation to the country's existing heritage.
Current artistic production is undoubtedly linked to the past and is nurtured on what came before it; experimentation or new languages in art take their source from and continually look to the past. The exhibition directly addresses the dialectics and not only the aesthetics of innovation/ tradition through the featured works, as well as using the exhibition as an area of sociological investigation to explore the impact that these dynamics have on today's society.
Participating artists are: Alterazioni Video, Meris Angioletti, Micol Assaël, Rosa Barba Rossella Biscotti, Elia Cantori, Ludovica Carbotta, Roberto Cuoghi, Luca Francesconi, Giuseppe Gabellone, Martino Gamper, Patrizio di Massimo, Diego Perrone, Paola Pivi, Riccardo Previdi, Matteo Rubbi, Giulio Squillacciotti, Alberto Tadiello, Santo Tolone, Patrick Tuttofuoco and Ian Tweedy.
A separate arts project by Italian artist Alberto Garutti will also be presented as part of the exhibition. The poetic of Garutti centers around the attempt to draw the largest possible audience towards art. His work restores the sense of belonging to a community and associates art with nature, preserving, on the one hand, its mystic value and, on the other hand, linking it to science and technology.
Temporali, the work produced for this show, is an imposing chandelier made from over 1000 light bulbs that go on simultaneously every time a lightning bolt hits the Italian territory.
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21x21. 21 artists for the 21st century
Kurator: Francesco Bonami
Künstler: Alterazioni Video , Meris Angioletti, Micol Assael, Rosa Barba Rossella Biscotti, Elia Cantori, Ludovica Carbotta, Roberto Cuoghi, Luca Francesconi, Giuseppe Gabellone, Martino Gamper, Alberto Garutti, Patrizio di Massimo, Diego Perrone, Paola Pivi, Riccardo Previdi, Matteo Rubbi, Giulio Squillacciotti, Alberto Tadiello, Santo Tolone, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Ian Tweedy.