Dal 12/05/2012 al 31/05/2012
Curated by Dores Sacquegna
The event develops the theme of city life, by reflecting on the use of technologies and their burst into life, way of thinking and reporting. Technology has changed the social schemes, has developed new languages, new ways of thinking, new attitudes, new codes. Today we live in more layers, communicate and exist in virtual dimensions, inventing characters and parallel lives, rely on written communication and immediate, most of our relations. Inevitably, these social changes have been absorbed by the art, cutting edge and a metaphor for real life.
The artist of today is constantly surrounded by the rest of the world that beats in the monitor of his computer, travel frequently, following the creative synergy, is deeply influenced by many disciplines, traditional and totally new, you become part of his inspiration multicultural, suggesting ways of expression are still unexplored. According to the Englishman Tom Graves, theorist of the RabdoGeografia (an explosive mixture of situationist psychogeography, dowsing and GeoAutonomy) urban life today can be considered as a new form of mapping, a sort of cartography of desire, where people are looking a new awareness of the territory, an independent environmental and open to a free nomadic metropolitan.
The exhibition “Urban Life” is a look on the cities and the dynamics of everyday life.”Morphologies of the border” is the title of the series of paintings of urban spaces in the paintings of Paolo Cervino, a young artist and engineer from Apulia, who for years has pursued an artistic and architectural discourse on connectivity and hierarchies of urban open space projects in developing large who look to the metropolitan cities mostly American like Brooklyn, New York, through the identification of contexts that favor the recognition of places, linking urban areas with the surrounding landscape.
The “night landscapes” are the new cycle of works by Loredana Campa,from Lecce, she works with the technique of painting with spatula, evokes the available space of the people, community centers and communication. A structuring of the urban fabric, to understand and navigate, which leads to the creation of a shared urban identity. “Infinity and Light” is the title of light installations by Maria Grazia Carriero, young artist from Taranto, who has worked for years in search of the virtual as a philosophical concept and anthropology, with a synthetic language and conceptual. Using installations, video and photography, the artist brings shows a micro world as a fundamental part of an infrastructure of towns and cities. A thoughtfully designed to have its own particular identity, suspended between architectural spaces, urban areas and networks.
The look of the city, with its moods, fine dust, the noise in the “bartusgrafie” the Venezuelan Bartolomes Bartus, who created works characterized by a crazed wandering of signs, symbols that connect to the new trans-Conceptualism and Minimalism. Mitographies post modern, worn in the maze of communication, encompassing literature, cartoons, illustrations pulp action.
With “Capital P” Venezuela’s Ricardo B. Sanchez, reflects between urban space and public space, the agglomeration of individuals, cultural differences and the partition of each type of urban spatial structure, housing. His works engage in a constant search for balance between strength and innovation in the constant spectacle of the social fabric.
Of quite different nature is the photographic work “Watch out” of the Chinese artist Haiyuan Whan, who invites us to look out, not to ignore the other not to remain closed in themselves, in a healthy way to connect with the urban context to reflect the meaning and values of a relational life. With “The War. The city “the work of Chinese artist Chan Yu Kwan Yukko, eclectic artist and synaesthetic (deals with theater, live performances, installations, painting, design, photography and video) created a ‘work that looks at the environmental and ecological functions of urban spaces , ich important benefit to the community.
In sculpture, “” Bridge “the American artist Sarah Pfau, the bridge as the maps are metaphors of travel and passage. His work reflects the ideas of architecture within the rules. Bridges as places that are intertwined and form spaces for sharing.
With watercolors, the Japanese artist Rie Sudo, work on issues such as instability and insecurity. The inorganic interest in the landscape, climate change, workspaces, are some of the artist’s favorite themes, and to reflect on the Japanese daily life and the change of style brought from the West.
‘Piconcito’ is the name of the sculpture of the American artist Sampson Wilcox, born from his explorations in the rail yards of the city of Boston. In these spaces the artist collects the remains of rusted industry, says people who spend time there as vagrants and graffiti artists, as well as urban identities. ‘Piconcito’ is a little creature created by this experience, an amalgamation of these people.
In exhibition artworks of painting, photography, installations, video art of following artists: Italia: Paolo Cervino (Brindisi), Loredana Campa (Lecce), Maria Grazia Carriero (Taranto); Venezuela: Bartus Bartolomes (Caracas), Ricardo B. Sanchez (Caracas); China: Whan Haiyuan (Beijing), Chan Yu Kwan Yukko (Hong Kong); Usa: Sara Pfau (Brooklyn); Sampson Wilcox (Boston);Giappone: Rie Sudo (Yokohama).