The exhibition 'How much light in dark' opens at Palazzetto Art Gallery, with Andrea Guerzoni and Carol Rama, artist loved by Sanguineti and Wahrol
Rome, the end of October 2011. We are in a noble palace in the heart of the Italian capital, in via delle Botteghe Oscure at number 34, in the elegant Palazzo Caetani. Here is inaugurated not only an exhibition, but also an art gallery: the Palazzetto Art Gallery. Managed by Franco Ruben, it hosts this time an exhibition entitled How much light in dark, curated by Corrado Premuda, which is composedo of the works of Carol Rama, an artist born in 1918, and Andrea Guerzoni, born in Turin in 1969.
The two artists, belonging to two different generations, usually meet in Turin, in a house - the one of Rama - that is not only a place where she lives, but also the expression of her personality, both as a woman and as an artist. Often considered as outrageous, aggressive, she is undoubtedly an artist of value, innovative, who in some ways recalls the complex personality of the poetess Alda Merini. Indeed existential anxieties and traumas are the inspirational elements of her creations. In the fifties her works are clearly close to the MAC, Concrete Art Movement, which develops in Turin.
In the following decade, the Genoese poet Edoardo Sanguineti, who died recently, defines some of his paintings DIY, where he uses the objects used by her in a mix of painting and installation. In the eighties, she goes back to the figurative and in the nineties the technique of engraving, already practiced in the forties with the series of the Fates.
In 2003, the artist receives the recognition of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the fiftieth Venice Biennale. Well, she is now recognized as the art protagonist of the twentieth century. Her figures cry out the pain and want to be "vindicated"; from the colours, sometimes violent, you can hear the desperate voice of a woman who is a victim of "gossips". The other half of the exhibition, the one with the works of Andrea Guerzoni, is inspired by many of those works and objects of the artist's house.
You just have to enjoy the works of the artist to understand her better. And enjoy her world, in interaction with Guerzoni's illustrative and non-conformist taste. The curator Premuda says: "These tools dialogue here with the graphic and pictorial works of Andrea Guerzoni and with all the aesthetic imagination of Carol Rama. The result is not only a form of homage, but a real declaration of love." An interaction madeup of dialogue among the works, interweaving of the two personalities, harmonious game of objects and installations to be seen in the white space of the Palazzetto Art Gallery.
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