« The eight artists has been selected by a commission comprehending, besides institutional figures, personalities from critics and gallery world, testifying an open evaluation, careful to all the aspects and the context of contemporary art.
The result is a choice that, if one side takes into account the primary need of the Biennal to present artists of new generation not having significant expositive experiences to whom will be given the opportunity to have an International exposure, on the other side it is programmatically careful to experiment and most innovative research.
Esperimento is the title of the installation proposed by Ornaghi&Prestinari: contaminating different art areas and not the two artists, they build an utopic machine sospended in a permanent artificial moment.
Cesare Bignotti always operated in a experimentation area between sound and image and unpublished video installation presented for JCE Nova Spectrum, a mix of audio-visual media giving a shape to a sur-reality populated by figures and places derived by a dialectic between reality and perception of reality
The intervention of Giuditta R., presenting some works of the D.oM – Drop of Madness series, is inscribed in an oniric dimension feed by different influences, from the horror cinema to the Expressionism, from the theory of Parallel Dimension to the English New Figuration of Francis Bacon. The faces of children represented are disturbing and restless, poking in the folds of human identity, exposing the deepest and hidden part of ourselves, the less presentable part of the human being.
A little girl is still protagonist in the work of Serena Zanardi that, facing the theme of memory, repropose an ancient technique, terracotta, in order to give life to cold images derived by modern media.
Many of the proposed pieces of art use a “light” support, paper, corresponding to a “light” approach, minimal in the form but having significant contents, often declined in sharp terms: in this way the graphics of Sturmann, facing with a ironic and critic attitude the problems related to the condition of mankind, the photographic prints of Mancusi, studying the theme of cultural identity analysing and reproposing the “italian” theatral gestuality, and the conceptual work of Nadir Valente, repeating tautologically copies of images in order to rebuild the image of a photocopier.
Where there is a return to traditional materials and techniques, and that’s the case of the exasperatedly manual painting of Matteo Antonimi, these are used as elements of forcing to create a “fiction” opposing provocatively to the false reality build upon digital images of contemporary world.
Contemporary art claims to be an authentic form of expression and communication in our “virtualised” world. »_