The exhibition Liberi Tutti! runs from the 9th of July at the Museo Ettore Fico in Turin. The museum was inaugurated in 2014 and built in an old industrial area thanks to the project of the architect Alex Cepernich.
The museum is located in an area known as Spina 4, the old industrial neighbourhood where a project of renovation is in place since a few years. One of the main purposes of its renovation is to create in this area an artistic pole for the city of Turin. Many galleries have already decided to transfer their seats in the neighbouring of the museum.
The MEF (Museo Ettore Fico), dedicated to the Piedmontese artist Ettore Fico, holds three exhibitions per year. The last one entitled Liberi Tutti! Arte e Società in Italia. 1989 – 2001 (Everybody’s Free! Art and Society in Italy. 1989 – 2001) was inaugurated some weeks ago. A path through art, historical and social changes, the exhibition presents the work of several Italian artists in their 80s to the begging of 2000. 80 works by 63 artists displayed in this collective exhibition. Year by year, it shows changes of the Italian artistic movement starting from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Twin Towers tragedy, two of the most important historical events that have changed society and strongly influenced art too.
The artists of the exhibit are some well-known Italian artists, but there are also some others lesser known internationally. There are provocative and sarcastic works by Maurizio Cattelan and pieces by Vanessa Beecroft thinking over the role of the body in the contemporary society. The main purpose of the curators, Luca Beatrice, Andrea Busto and Cristiana Perrella, is to describe to public the Italian artistic panorama of those years, rich of innovations and originality. A generation that was free to choose contents and style of their art.
Until the 18th of October
Cover image: Maurizio Cattelan, Christmas 95, 1995neon, cm 38 x 82 x 4, Courtesy Archivio Maurizio Cattelan
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