Sol Le Witt
Dafni & Papadatos
Janine Von ThÃ¼ngen
Carlo Maria Mariani
Luca Maria Patella
Alberto di Fabio
'Artists have two mother-countries, a true mother-country, and an imaginary one, the one where their art takes place' (Gertrude Stein). The exhibition offers a sight of the journeys and the moving of the contemporary art protagonists in the last thirty years.
Curated by Angelo Capasso
Opening: November 7
Within Europalia 2003, the cultural event - linked to the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Community, the exhibition ''Places of affection landscapepassage'', curated by Angelo Capasso, and organized by the Europalia Foundation together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Community - will take place in Belgium.
The show will be hosted inside the prestigious exhibiting spaces of the HÃ´tel de Ville of Brussels, right on the Grand Place and at Ikob - Internationales Kunstzentrum Ostbelgien of Eupen (the main German-speaking town in Belgium). The show was born from a text by Angelo Capasso inserted in his last book ''AA Art for art''(''AA L'arte per l'arte'', Rome, 2002) which goes back to Gertrude Stein's words: ''Artists have two mother-countries, a true mother-country, and an imaginary one, the one where their art takes place''. The exhibition offers a sight of the journeys and the moving of the contemporary art protagonists in the last thirty years. ''These journeys have produced the most important contaminations in their languages. Originally a form of nomadism, it is from here that the actual condition of a global village in which our artistic culture navigates has taken form.'' Italy, starting from the XVIII century Grand Tours has been the propelling center of art journeys. The culture of travel and nomadism has been since ever a prerogative of art. In the last years the moving has intensified, and above all, methods have radically changed, going from forms of permanent nomadism (the first migrations of Italian artists abroad or of foreign artists to Italy), up to ''lighter'', motivated, circumscribed, and temporary trips. ''Places of affection'' is therefore a show which analyzes the nature of these journeys, and verifies the transformations which have taken place along the years, and thus the motivations which drive artists beyond the borders in the technological era of the media. At an exhibiting level, the show will articulate a double vision of these journeys through the works of art. The terms Landscape and Passage, used as the subtitle of the current exhibition, identify the varied nature of the exhibiting spaces in which the double principle of immobility and mobility, which usually resides inside the nature of moving, is highlighted. To these two principles, two seats correspond: a museum (Brussels), and a laboratory of research (Ikob).
Works of art by the following artists will be shown:
Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Thorsten Kirchhoff, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Sol Le Witt, H.H. Lim, Urs LÃ¼thi, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Cy Twombly, Francesca Woodman, Sislej Xhafa, Hermann Albert, Karin Andersen, Xhiao Chin, Martin Disler, Dafni & Papadatos, Theo Eshetu, Fathi Hassan, Satoshi Hirose, Mark Kostabi, Myriam Laplante, Yoko Miura, Daniel Spoerri, Janine Von ThÃ¼ngen.
Vanessa Beecroft, Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Maurizio Cattelan, Francesco Clemente, Alighiero Boetti, Domenico Gnoli, Luisa Lambri, Carlo Maria Mariani, Gina Pane, Luca Maria Patella, Mimmo Rotella, Salvatore Scarpitta, Francesco Vezzoli, Michele Zaza, Valerio Adami, Olivo Barbieri, Nanni Balestrini, Stefano Cagol, Alberto di Fabio, Flavio Favelli, Casaluce Geiger, Domenico Gnoli, Aldo Mondino, Luigi Ontani, Annie Ratti.
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