Alberto Garutti: Sehnsucht Exhibition 2019
The Fondazione Spinola Banna per l‘Arte will host the solo exhibition Sehnsucht by Alberto Garutti (1948) in its exhibition space: a work then destined to remain in the Foundation’s headquarters.
The solo exhibition Sehnsucht is part of a programme of exhibitions and events dedicated to Italian contemporary art, promoted by the Comitato Fondazioni Arte Contemporanea titled Grand Tour Contemporaneo which will open simultaneously on 15 April 2019 in various venues. The exhibition programme, conceived on the occasion of the 58th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, is targeted at an international audience and unfolds through the proposal of solo and group exhibitions of both established and emerging Italian artists, often the result of the development ensuing from a new commission.
“‘Sehnsucht’ is a keyword that embodies a concept typical of the German romantic spirit. Among its meanings are desire and longing for love, nostalgia for an unattainable good, painful yearning for something you love. Separated by a wall, two glazed ceramic vases inhabit the exhibition space. Similar and assonant in shape and colour, the two pieces are near and far at the same time; one near the other, they think and imagine each other without being able to meet. The geometry of the two ceramic works has been conceived as that of two complementary forms. Abstract and familiar, the two vases could approach each other perfectly to compose a single form, yet they are positioned in two different places.
A unique work on the space that separates them, Sehnsucht (2018) is on the one hand a metaphor for art itself – the work exists only through the loving and vain desire of the viewer in an attempt to approach it – on the other hand, it is a short story about the encounter, about the ambiguous and indecipherable void that separates people and things. Pink like human complexion, the pair of vases through a simple gesture – their separation and distance – put the exhibition space in check. The silent tension between the two objects contains a subtle drama: the work is the immaterial presence of what is not touched, of the very space between things.”
The opening of the exhibition will be held on Monday 15 April 2019 at 6.30 pm at the venue of the Foundation in Poirino (Turin) at no. 1 Frazione Banna, and will be visitable only by appointment until 4 May.
For the opening, shuttle buses will be organised (to be booked by 10 April)
·from Milan at 4.15 pm (via Paleocapa – Cadorna Station, return at 8.30 pm)
·from Turin at 5.30 pm (Porta Susa Station, return at 8.30 pm)
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