Eccentric, Apocalyptic, Pop
Hell and Pleasure in Contemporary Art

Exhibition - from sunday 19 jun 2022 | to sunday 02 oct 2022

  • Giuseppe Veneziano, "Ras-Putin", 2021

    Giuseppe Veneziano, "Ras-Putin", 2021

  • Massimo Giacon, "Mente e corpo", 2020, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena

    Massimo Giacon, "Mente e corpo", 2020, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena

  • Giovanni Motta, "Looking Over the River from the Bridge - Back", 2019, Collezione Luigi Leardini

    Giovanni Motta, "Looking Over the River from the Bridge - Back", 2019, Collezione Luigi Leardini

  • Nicola Caredda, "Untitled. Everyone at the Rolling Loud", 2020, The Bank Contemporary Art Collection

    Nicola Caredda, "Untitled. Everyone at the Rolling Loud", 2020, The Bank Contemporary Art Collection

When
from sunday 19 jun 2022 | to sunday 02 oct 2022
Cost
General admission €2
Credits
Curated by Margherita de Pilati and Ivan Quaroni
Where
Galleria Civica Trento
Type
Exhibition

The Galleria Civica's exploration of contemporary painting continues. After "What I see", the exhibition on figurative painting, it is the turn of Pop Surrealism, which is considered a bottom-up phenomenon (born and emerging from the ground up), as opposed to more mainstream contemporary art, and is today highly appreciated by the market and by collectors.

Its heterogeneous images; they become Pop when they feed on the mass media elements of consumer society — myths, logos, accessible and recognizable icons. At the same time, it is Surreal when it draws on fantastic art: the fairy-tale, the fantasy, the absurd, the dream, the unconscious. 

On display is the work of selected painters and writers active on the Italian scene who, from the beginning of the new millennium, have collected and interpreted examples of this now-global trend.

Their source of inspiration is mass culture: cinema, comics, literature, games, manga, illustration, web, or TV series; but also metropolitan, urban geography: street art, graffiti art, murals.  Criticism of capitalist and consumerist society also features, as well as dystopian universes and destabilizing, disturbing, or unreal scenarios.  As the title of the exhibition says — eccentric, apocalyptic, pop.

The exhibition unfolds among works by Nicola Caredda, Luciano Civettini, Vanni Cuoghi, Ilaria Del Monte, Fulvio Di Piazza, Zoe Lacchei, Marco Mazzoni, Fatima Messana, Giovanni Motta, Laurina Paperina, Giuseppe Veneziano, Nicola Verlato, Vesod. The project is completed by 4 site-specific interventions by El Gato Chimney, Massimo Giacon, Ozmo, Pao.

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