Patria Interiore/ Inner Homeland
Curated by Manuela Pacella; featuring artists: ALESSANDRO CANNISTRÀ; ILARIA LOQUENZI; EMILIANO MAGGI; STEFANO MINZI; LUANA PERILLI; MOIRA RICCI; ALESSANDRO ROSA; BEATRICE SCACCIA.
For an exhibition in the Project space of the Golden Thread Gallery, a group of eight young Italian artists will confront the issue of “Inner homeland” – a quote from volume 5 of Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu, The Prisoner.
Amongst the many themes of À la recherche du temps perdu, nostalgia and involuntary memory are explored, and these themes have also been prevalent in the works of many Italian artists. Since 2001, Italy has seen many works that have investigated notions of shared memory and a common past, such as the documentary Un’ora sola ti vorrei by Alina Marazzi.
The artists that have been invited to participate in this exhibition can be divided into three groups. Firstly, those who are working in an explicit manner on the subject of memory, both private and collective, such as Stefano Minzi, Luana Perilli, Moira Ricci and Beatrice Scaccia. Secondly, those who approach memory obliquely, such as Ilaria Loquenzi with her participatory works and Alessandro Rosa’s universal linguistic codes, and thirdly, Alessandro Cannistrà and Emiliano Maggi whose works reference ancestral and archetypical memories.
The exhibited works are across a range of media including: photography; video; painting; engraving; and installation and includes original works specifically designed for this exhibition by Cannistrà, Loquenzi, Maggi, Rosa and Scaccia.
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