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Artists | Craftmen | Carlo Scarpa
Curated by Chiara Bertola and Geraldine Blais
26TH may . 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016
ARTISTS: ALICE CATTANEO, RÄ DI MARTINO, THEA DJORDJADZE, JIMMIE DURHAM, GIORGIA FINCATO, MARTINO GENCHI, JOSEPH KOSUTH, ZOE LEONARD, NICOLA MARTINI, LILI REYNAUD-DEWAR, REMO SALVADORI, ALBERTO SCODRO, JESSICA STOCKHOLDER, MORGANE TSCHIEMBER.
CARLO SCARPA’S SITES:
ZANON’S MATEL WORKSHOP
> Cannaregio 3213, 30121 Venice
> Santa Croce 853/A, 30135 Venice
MARIO BARATTO HALL
Ca’ Foscari University
> Dorsoduro 3246, Calle Larga Foscari, 30123 Venice
gathers a selection of some of the most significant personalities in the contemporary art scene and invite them to respond to the history, structures and locations of Carlo Scarpa. The result is a visual journey suspended in time and space, where past and present run parallel, a testament to the intellectual and emotional energy underlying the collaboration between Scarpa and his artisans with whom he designed every architectural detail: Augusto and Carlo Capovilla; Paolo and Francesco Zanon. The exhibition’s journey includes one of the most significant spaces designed by the Venetian architect - The Mario Baratto Lecture Hall at the University of Ca’ Foscari.
Students of the Graduate School of the University of Ca ' Foscari will be invited to interact and respond to the artistic installations.
«THE WORK DONE BY CARLO SCARPA ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF ARCHITECTURE, MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES (...) A RESEARCH ON THE PRECISION THAT FINDING , DISTINGUISHING, DOES NOT GIVE UP THE EVOCATION OF THE POSSIBLE. THIS MEANS REFFERING TO THE TRADITION AND NOT TO HISTORY, NOT PRACTICETHE GAP BETWEEN OLD AND NEW, PAST AND PRESENT, RATHER TO BE WILLING TO USE UNCONVENTIONAL ATTEMPTS».
The result of this experience in which the called authors will have the chance to relate to the context that host them, establishes the object of the exhibition itinerary evoked by the different Venetian environments of Carlo Scarpa, integrating and communicating with them. The comparison between the artists and spaces is repeated in the generational confrontation of the two curators Chiara Bertola and Geraldine Blais, an open dialogue described by the selection and meta-exhibition approach.
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