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Fondazione Palazzo Magnani: L’Arte Inquieta

Location: Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dates: 18 November 2022 – 12 March 2023

Curator: Giorgio Bedoni, Johann Feilacher and Claudio Spadoni

 

The urgency of creation
An exhibition itinerary exploring the theme of identity, a restless identity that questions our time, through painting, sculpture, drawing, graphics and artists’ books by 57 artists.
The project, which explores the multiple facets of identity, presents the public with artists who have used innovative languages to look at their own inner reality and the world around them: gazes that are increasingly important in today’s present, where arte inquieta (‘restless art’) is the upshot of personal and collective occurrences, of research, of that expressive urgency of artists displaying their own feverish activity, and with unique works still capable of surprising us. An exhibition where the authors of the founding poetics of our modernity interface with works sometimes from excluded worlds, today considered a precious and necessary archive of imagery: art brut, therefore, I presented as visionary and with unprecedented languages, just as the great masters of the avant-garde who open the exhibition sections had already sensed: Paul Klee, as early as 1912, Max Ernst and Surrealism, through to Jean Dubuffet in 1945.
The exhibition is the culminating moment of Identità Inquieta (‘Restless Identity’): a great choral work promoted by the city of Reggio Emilia that, in the current planning phase, involves institutions and organisations from the social, educational and cultural spheres (including Reggio Emilia Città senza Barriere, FCR of Reggio Emilia, Council Cultural Services – Civic Museums, Libraries, AUSL), with the aim of offering a rich and diverse calendar of cultural events and opportunities for active participation.

This exhibition will be carbon neutral: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani is committed, starting with this exhibition, to totally offset the tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere for the production of the cultural activities it organises.

 

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