“To be played”. Contemporary art at the Giardino Giusti in Verona
From 11 October through 22 November 2019, Giardino Giusti and Urbs Picta present the exhibition “To be Played – Video-art, moving images, and multimedia-installations by the eighties generation”.
The event is also an occasion to visit the magnificent “Appartamento ‘900” (20th Century Apartment), the residence of the Giusti family until 1944, recently re-opened to the public.
Widely regarded as one of the best examples of Italian garden – enriched by ancient Roman artifacts, a majestic cypress avenue, and one of Europe’s oldest hedge mazes – the Giardino Giusti garden thus becomes a contemporary art venue presenting the work of young artists who explore different expressive and narrative interpretations of video art.
Recent works by Helen Dowling, Nina Fiocco, Anna Franceschini, Adelita Husni-Bey, Invernomuto, Michal Martychowiec, Elena Mazzi, Jacopo Mazzonelli, Giulio Squillacciotti, and Luca Trevisani contribute to an articulate exhibition featuring complex cross-references and combinations of different communication languages – including documentary, cinema, and experimental moving-image works.
The video-works were selected to create a dialog with the location which, rather than being used a neutral “container”, has been considered an active component of the exhibition.
“To be played” is curated by Jessica Bianchera and Marta Ferretti in collaboration with ArtVerona e Careof, and with the support of the Province of Verona, the Municipality of Verona, and the Verona Fine Art Academy.
above and cover image: views of Giardino Giusti and Appartamento Novecento (20th Century Apartment), photos Riccardo Gasperoni
Helen Dowling, Something for the ivory, still image from video
Invernomuto, Wax Relax
Jacopo Mazzonelli, Dido’s Lament
Nina Fiocco, 2Domestique
“To be Played”
11 October / 22 November 2019
Via Giardino Giusti, 2, Verona – Italy
images courtesy of Giardino Giusti
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