To Be Played – Giardino Giusti and Contemporary Art

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. 

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