The daily object becomes art
Typically industrial art and materials, that seem merely means for repetitive and far from creative operations, in reality have much in common. And this is the field explored by the exhibition Industriale Immaginario. At first sight, the cohabitation is uneasy, but it promises to be interesting and winning.
Art and Industry
The exhibition presents works from Collezione Maramotti which have never been shown before, and the time span is quite long. In fact, it ranges from works by Nuvolo from 1958 to more recent ones by Laure Prouvost and Elisabetta Benassi from 2013. Contemporary art must frequently and necessarily engage with objects produced by and for industrial society, while inventing and proposing new uses and new solutions for them. In fact, the interesting aspect of this appointment is the overriding of craft and industrial objects thanks to the work of art.
The formal results and the linguistic codes are quite distinct: from research intimately linked to the definition of individual and collective memory, reflection of a political and social kind on the processing and use of information, from the life cycle of objects and their transience, to a search for representations of reality and its perception of natural and artificial. Among the works and the artists in the exhibition: Vincenzo Agnetti, with “Dati due istanti-lavoro vi sarà sempre una durata-lavoro contenente gli istanti dati” (1963), Elisabetta Benassi, with “Untitled -The Innocents Abroad” (2011) and “Make War Together, Make Peace Together “(2013), Nuvolo with “Untitled” (1958), Paolo Grassino with “Analgesia” (2003-2004), Matthew Day Jackson with “Cult of Death” (2007).