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— Gianluca Marinelli —


Galleria Monopoli

Via Giovanni Ventura 6, 20134 Milano

From March 12, 2012
to March 18, 2012



March 12, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Monopoli Gallery presents La scelta del presente, an exhibition on a survey of art experiences in Taranto during the rise of Italsider (’60-’70) conducted by Gianluca Marinelli. The exhibition marks the beginning of the project AboutArt with the aim of analysing nowadays art languages. If art is the reflection of its time, today it should be the reflection of uncertainty. We will be thinking about our precarious state by analysing an experience from the past. Gianluca Marinelli had the opportunity to study what the artists from Puglia did during the period of the rise of Italsider in Taranto. Italsider is the biggest iron and steel factory in Europe. The artists talked, in many ways, about the contradictions of the capitalistic development system. They are the reasons why nowadays there is no harmony and we are affected by a sense of confusion. The exhibition includes a video about Antonio De Franchis’ art experience. De Franchis worked at Italsider in Taranto. (press release extract)