From 9 to 28 February 2019 at Francesco Corbetta Studio in via Rodari, 8 (CO) will be held the collective exhibition CITIES_exhibition#02 curated by Francesca Lucioni.
Artists: Lorenzo Butti, Enzo Santambrogio, Andrea Greco, Lorenzo Guzzini, Pablo Bermudez.
The inauguration of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, February 9 at 18:00.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 12:30 / 15:00 - 18:30
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:30
At first glance, the concept of the city refers to something merely physical; sensitive spaces and structures. On the opposite side, this term is easily connected to the network of relationships that is formed by those who live and inhabit these spaces. These seemingly distant aspects are mutually shaped: the urban fabric is a tangible representation of that intangible reality that is the society that inhabits it.
The other characteristic to consider is changeability: like living organisms, they change with time, age, develop and renew.
Because of their nature and their ability to embody at the same time the abstract/concrete dualism, cities have produced a remarkable fascination from those who by natural predisposition are attentive to the perception of reality: the artists.
Starting from the early years of the twentieth century, a period in which artists have suffered a considerable attraction to the modern city, highlighting the salient aspects of speed and change, to the sixties / seventies in which the artist, freeing himself from the frame and the "official" spaces of art, he intervened directly on the urban fabric and public space, involving both the physical and the more conceptual/relational elements, arriving at the nineties when, not only artistic practice but also curatorial practice was greatly influenced in its dynamics, in the light of the disproportionate development of some cities. The exhibition, and not only the artistic work, becomes an organized and dynamic entity capable of evolving and adapting to the environment: a process and relational experience that acts as a catalyst for meetings and interactions, thus unhinging individualism in favor of collective practices.
So from the individual works to the exhibitions organized on a global scale, the city has been, and continues to be, a source of inspiration for artistic practice.