Contemporary art enters into a dialogue with the beauty of the Renaissance Garden, evoking the passage of time through the interweaving of different historical and artistic languages. Giardino Giusti and Urbs Picta in collaboration with ArtVerona and Careof inaugurate "To be Played - Video, Film and Installation Art from the Under-40 Generation’, from 11 October to 22 November, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (last admission at 6:30).
Introduced during the ‘60s mainly as a means of documenting Performance Art, then an autonomous artistic language by the ‘70s, video is a medium that embodies the correlation between the artistic enquiry of the 20th century and the field of technological innovation. Today, experimentation with video and moving images is a main focus of the research of a number of artists who, after having assimilated the possibilities suggested by the work of their predecessors, have developed a proliferation of languages that define the contemporary era.
Curated by Jessica Bianchera and Marta Ferretti, in collaboration with ArtVerona and Careof, the exhibition presents the work of a selection of young artists who work in a transversal way, exploring different approaches to the expressive, narrative and presentational possibilities of video. Recent productions by Helen Dowling, Nina Fiocco, Anna Franceschini, Adelita Husny Bey, Invernomuto, Michal Martychowiec, Elena Mazzi, Jacopo Mazzonelli, Giulio Squillacciotti and Luca Trevisani build a complex panorama of connections and continuous cross-overs between different languages on the borderline between documentary, cinema, fiction and experimentation with moving images. The exhibition explores the many facets of video in relation to its various forms of installation in a survey, not intended to be exhaustive, of the generation of artists born in the 1980s.
As part of the VIth edition of the “Festival of Beauty – the Masters of the Human Spirit”, the Giardino Giusti is hosting a series of talks and conversations en plein air in the garden courtyard.
The Giardino Giusti is proud to take part in the XIVth edition of Verona Risuona, a sound and digital art festival with a performance entitled The Act of Touch by Jacopo Mazzonelli and Tovel.
The Giardino Giusti once more plays a leading role, this time on the occasion of the XIVth edition of Verona Risuona –riconversione sonora di spazi urbani – a sound and digital art festival curated by the Accademia di Belle Arti of Verona, the Conservatory of Verona and the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama (Sweden), and coordinated by the cultural association Diplomart, whose work was commended as “the best project of the European year of creativity” by the Italian Ministry of Culture.
This is the inaugural year of Open Gardens, an initiative promoted by the Verona Comune during which a selection of both private and public gardens courtyards and green spaces will be open to visitors.
“Triangle within a pentagon”, Nagasawa, 2010