Work, Society, Community in contemporary art From an idea by Ilaria Bignotti
Curated by Ilaria Bignotti and ACME Art Lab (Alessia Belotti, Melania Raimondi and Camilla Remondina)
With the essential support of Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami Marignana Arte, Venice
An exhibition in two locations:
Brescia, MO.CA – centre for new cultures, ground floor exhibition rooms, from November 13th 2021 to January 6th 2022
Venice, Spazio Berlendis, from November 27th 2021 to February 5th 2022
Artists in Brescia: Pablo Atchugarry (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1954), Serena Fineschi (Siena, 1973), Silvia Infranco (Belluno, 1982), Giulio Malinverni (Vercelli, 1994), Lorenzo Passi (Milano, 1985), Maurizio Pellegrin (Venice, 1956), Túlio Pinto (Brasilia, 1974), Pablo Rasgado (Zapopan, 1984), Arcangelo Sassolino (Vicenza, 1967), Yūken Teruya (Okinawa, 1973), Verónica Vázquez (Treinta y Tres, 1970)
Artists in Venice: Serena Fineschi (Siena, 1973), Silvia Infranco (Belluno, 1982), Marco Maggi (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1957), Giulio Malinverni (Vercelli, 1994), Albano Morandi (Salò, 1958), Lorenzo Passi (Milan, 1985), Maurizio Pellegrin (Venice, 1956), Túlio Pinto (Brasilia, 1974), Quayola (Rome, 1982), Dagoberto Rodriguez (Caibarién, Las Villas, Cuba, 1969), Arcangelo Sassolino (Vicenza, 1967), Yūken Teruya (Okinawa, 1973), Verónica Vázquez (Treinta y Tres, 1970)
Promoted by the Presidency of the City Council and by the Department of Culture of the Municipality of Brescia, this collective exhibition presents internationally acclaimed artists who have never before been shown in the city of Brescia. Many large-scale works and site- specific installations will interact with the exhibition spaces in a rare way with great visual impact, igniting cross-contaminations and relationships between the ancient and the contemporary, classical languages and industrial and reused materials.
The exhibition was made possible thanks to the loans and support by the galleries that represent the artists, Marignana Arte, Venice and Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami. It dialogues with the foundational values of the 2021 Festival of Peace, including the political or rather community values of the works, principles of dialogue and collaboration, resilience and the sharing of fundamental human rights. This involves fifteen artists (eleven shown in Brescia) from diverse generations and cultural backgrounds, many of whom come from Central or South American countries, selected for their attention to the themes of work and materials, transformation and change: topics of urgent relevance that play out in works of great involvement.