“The Summer Show” at Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea, Milan
Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea is glad to present “The Summer Show”, an exhibition bringing together some of the artists who have been on the Italian scene over the last thirty years: Mario Airò, Stefano Arienti, Elisabetta Benassi, Simone Berti, Maurizio Cattelan, Mario Dellavedova, Eva Marisaldi, Liliana Moro, Nunzio, Luca Pancrazzi, Elisa Sighicelli, vedovamazzei, Francesco Vezzoli, Luca Vitone.
Developed as special project and presented in parallel to the gallery’s official program, the show has been conceived as a sort of parody, a playful simulation or deconstruction of the summer show’s cliché.
As the title implies, this project reflects on the nature of the summer exhibition, a format often adopted by galleries in order to conclude and capitalize on one year of activity and that, as such, digresses from the main trajectory of a programming space.
In line with the conceptual lightness characterizing the stereotype of the summer show, the present project transcends a fixed curatorial proposition in order to articulate as encounter, somehow intimate, among a group of peers, colleagues and even friends who have shared and still share the same ground of research and activity.
Each artist has been asked to propose an image and a 90s song. These materials were then organized into the same online platform, developed as a satellite space to the body of works on view.
Through such subjective selection of musical and visual contributions, the project takes form as a constellation of personal experiences, suggesting the idea of an artistic community purely defined through intimate relations.
Furthermore “The Summer Show” proposes to gather these authors around the cultural imaginary of the 90s, exploring the context that has defined the practices emerged in that decade, and playing with the corpus of symbolic references those artists have shared.
A special thanks to all the galleries of the artists on show.
at Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea, Milan
until 24 February 2018