“La Ginestra” at Alberta Pane Gallery, Venice
For the third event in its large exhibition space in Venice, The Alberta Pane Gallery is pleased to present a collective show featuring five internationally renowned artists: Ismaïl Bahri (Tunisia, 1978), Charbel-joseph H. Boutros (Lebanon, 1981), Paul Hage Boutros (Lebanon, 1982), Christian Fogarolli (Italy, 1983) and Marco Godinho (Portugal, 1978).
The artists have been called to reflect on Giacomo Leopardi’s poetic testament La Ginestra (The Wild Broom), highlighting, according to different but, at the same time, similar sensibilities, the contemporary value of the poem through installations, video and photography.
To the “impious Nature” of the “proud, foolish century”, the artists respond with works of conceptual strength, which meet the Leopardian invitation addressed to intellectuals to stimulate, through culture, a collective consciousness that transcends individualism.
La Ginestra exhibition is a visual reflection that aims to draw attention to the importance of culture and collaboration, priceless resources available to human beings; an invitation to observe small things, the silence of a simple gesture, the passing of time and the potential for action that they present.
This show is inscribed in the context of Venice Galleries View, an initiative made up by nine research galleries, joined together to enhance and support contemporary art in the Venetian area (A plus A, Alberta Pane, Beatrice Burati Anderson, Caterina Tognon, Ikona, Marignana Arte, Massimodeluca, Michela Rizzo and Victoria Miro). Venice Galleries view’s objective is to consolidate, first of all in Venice, but also throughout the rest of Italy and internationally, the perception of an active, solid and increasingly articulated network of private exhibition spaces.
at Alberta Pane Gallery, Venice
until 5 May 2018