Art&TheCity / Chi Utopia mangia le mele

conceived by Adriana Polveroni

curated by Adriana Polveroni and Gabriele Tosi  


Corte Dogana 2, Verona

October 12th-December 2nd 2018

opening October 12th, 7.30 pm


The artists: Nanni Balestrini, Maurizio Cattelan, Cristian Chironi, Danilo Correale, Vittorio Corsini, Cuoghi Corsello, Gino De Dominicis, Ceal Floyer, Claire Fontaine, Cyprien Gaillard, Andrea Galvani, Carlos Garaicoa, Christian Jankowski, Thomas Kuijpers, Ugo La Pietra, Maria Lai, Lisa Dalfino e Sacha Kanah, Robin Hewlett e Ben Kinsley, Glenn Ligon, Davide Mancini Zanchi, Masbedo, Elena Mazzi, Adrián Melis Sosa, Luciano Ori, Adrian Paci, Gina Pane, Pino Pascali, Beatrice Pediconi, Diego Perrone, Gianni Pettena, Paola Pivi, Andrea Santarlasci, Tomás Saraceno, Marinella Senatore, Stefano Serretta, Caterina Erica Shanta, Mauro Staccioli, Kyle Thompson, Piotr Uklansky, Ben Vautier, Vedovamazzei.


Being Utopia the subject of the 2018 edition of ArtVerona, the exhibition Chi utopia mangia le mele (Those who utopia eat apples) takes its start from this, a topic which belongs to the structure itself of the artworld and affects all its disciplines.  Historical artists are exhibited together with young ones in a selection of works from the Sixties till today which includes photography, installation, painting, sound and sculpture.  New productions are presented as well as re-makings of ‘historical’ works such as Una domenica a Rivara (1992), the large bedsheet, early work of a young Maurizio Cattelan, and Tumbleweeds Catcher by Gianni Pettena , one of his best known and most symbolic works, built for the first time in Salt Lake City in 1972.  This imposing, 8-meters-high installation, never seen before in Europe, is built here in a quite different environment thus assuming other, new meanings.

Gianni Pettena, Tumbleweeds Catcher, Salt Lake City 1972.
Gianni Pettena, Tumbleweeds Catcher, Salt Lake City 1972.
Gianni Pettena, Verona 2018.
Gianni Pettena, Verona 2018.

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