It has been extended until October 9th the exhibition "Group T. Miriorama, works, documents "at the Gallery of Bologna P420
The exhibition opened this year its exhibition space, adjacent to the Mambo.
In line with the intentions of the founders, Alessandro Pasotti and Fabrizio Padovani, to treat the works of artists belonging to the major avant-garde avvicendatesi between the '50s and '80s, was presented in May, a selection of over 30 historical works of the Group T, whose history is retraced through the exhibition of original records.
Group T - one of the greatest expressions of kinetic and planned in Europe - was founded in October 1959 in Milan. Some of its members - Davide Boriani , Gabriele Devecchi and Gianni Colombo - have long shared an interest in the phenomena of contemporary art, while Grazia Varisco Anceschi and John will join the group until the late fifties. The core of their research is an approach to reality as the identity of space and time, as ever-changing phenomena, so that the group that makes the T stands for Time. All this leads them to consider the work of art in its changing and becoming.
On the other hand, the excess static art is now inevitable in the late '50s, and involves many artists throughout Europe: the Zero group in Düsseldorf, serious in Paris, the Equipo57 in Spain. The art begins to deal with technological development, industrial production, mass consumption society and scientific research. From now on, the artist kinetic-programmed works do not achieve more than a fetish, no longer performs finite forms, but scientific experimentation methods, programs, projects involving the viewer in an active way. And not only. The artists come together now in groups, against the ecstatic celebration of the artist, the works become reproducible in multiple auratic overcoming the principle of uniqueness.
In 1960 the gallery in Milan Pater proposes an exhibition of the Group T: Miriorama is the title and the first of the thirteen that follow. The specific name, suggested by the painter Enrico Bordoni, is a greek word which means "a thousand pictures" and that in the seventeenth century meant a form of entertainment in which singular mechanisms altered images of moving parts, then evolved into the nineteenth century in a sort of realistic theater that showed unusual effects of movement and change in the light like real landscapes.
In the fiftieth anniversary of the first exhibition Miriorama, P420 Contemporary Art Gallery pays tribute to those artists who have dedicated themselves so avant-garde experiment in visual and kinetic effects, and create objects - after environments - that actively involve the viewer through sensory perceptions produced by the movement intrinsic to the works, by using electric motors or by the presence of a light source, or even for the 'interactivity between works of art and the public, which are considered the promoters. Remains undeniable, their influence on more contemporary artistic experiences to us.
15 May to 9 October 2010
Group T. Miriorama, works, documents "
by Alessandro Pasotti and Fabrizio Padovani, Luca presentation Cerizza
P420 Contemporary Art , Martyrs Square 5 / 2, Bologna
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Saturday, October 9, during the Day of Contemporary Art, the gallery will be open from 10 am to P420 20 finissage with the exhibition.
Watch the video of the show!