It's the artist Stefano Cagol, chosen by the Curator in Charge of the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection of the Gallery Patrizia Nuzzo, to represent the GAM Achille Forti at the 17th Contemporary Day promoted by AMACI Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums: the guiding reason for this edition of the Day is the theme of performative in reference to the experience of the body of the performer on the scene, as well as the need to rethink new dynamics of interaction with the public through the sharing of a place.
GAM joins the initiative with the performance of Cagol The Diviner (The Time of the Flood) / Il Divinatore (Il Tempo del Diluvio).
The work of the artist, aimed at investigating the imbalances of our relationship with nature - inspired by the archetypal image of the Flood - is characterized by the strong visual and emotional connotation activating universal signals, distress calls and notices of presence, elements that often recur in his artistic practice.
Cagol performs a performance as prophecy, a contemporary ritual suspended between darkness and light, between myths of the past, uncertainties of the present and future challenges beyond time and space. Using elements of strong visual and emotional impact (aerosol Hairspray, lighter, flares) - extrapolated from the everyday context and invested with a new expressive value - the artist obtains particular lighting effects with which he intends to address a symbolic message to the public, with the aim of triggering reflections on the current moment, characterized by uncertainty and the apparent inability to preserve a balance between the human being and the environment.
From 11 December 2021 to 30 September 2022 the video work will be visible in "primaparete" at the Modern Art Gallery Achille Forti.
He studied at the Brera Academy in Milan and at Ryerson University in Toronto thanks to a post-doctoral scholarship from the Government of Canada. Winner of the Italian Council (2019) of the Ministry of Culture and awards such as the "Visit" of E.ON Stiftung and the "Terna" for Contemporary Art, his research is placed in the fields of conceptual art, environmental art, eco art and land art, in a constant reflection on contemporary issues related to borders, viruses, climate issues and metropolitan landscapes and symbols of urban culture.
He has participated in several international exhibitions such as:
the LV Biennale di Venezia;
14° Curitiba Biennale;
2° OFF Biennale Cairo;
1° Xinjiang Biennial;
Barents Art Triennale 2013;
1° Singapore Biennale.
Museums have dedicated solo exhibitions to him such as the CCA Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv (2021), the MA*GA in Gallarate (2019), the Galleria Civica in Trento/Mart (2016), the ZKM Karlsruhe (2012).