Italian Pavilion - COLLAUDI. Omaggio a F. T. Marinetti
Within the 53rd International Art Exhibition, the Italian Pavilion will host from June 7th to November 22nd the exhibition COLLAUDI. Omaggio a F. T. Marinetti curated by Beatrice Buscaroli e Luca Beatrice. The Pavilion has been enlarged to include the spaces of the former Italian Pavilion and so increase the past 800 square metres to 1,800 square metres.
The artists invited to participate with works made specially for the show are: Matteo Basilé, Manfredi Beninati, Valerio Berruti, Bertozzi&Casoni, Nicola Bolla, Sandro Chia, Marco Cingolani, Giacomo Costa, Aron Demetz, Roberto Floreani, Daniele Galliano, Marco Lodola, MASBEDO, Gian Marco Montesano, Davide Nido, Luca Pignatelli, Elisa Sighicelli, Sissi, Nicola Verlato and Silvio Wolf.
The curators has explained their choise by saying “Not a simple selection of artists but a true exhibition responding to a specific theme, to a concept. The starting point”, continue the curators, “was the homage to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who is the tutelary numen of COLLAUDI. It is the vitality in the present that interests us about Futurism, the first and only Italian avant-garde movement of the 20th century. A movement open to the co-existence of all the languages, from the historic ones, such as painting and sculpture, to the experimentation of art films, photography, performance and unusual materials. This vision without pre-constituted barriers is exactly what we have sought to adopt, paying close attention to the works – designed and produced for the occasion – and not to the simulacrum of the work or the artist’s name. Our survey”, conclude Beatrice e Buscaroli, “has concentrated above all on the 40-45-year-olds, adding some younger artists and other masters representing visual and cultural points of reference”.