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ART IS A NOVEL

Perugia (PG) -
ART IS A NOVEL. THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF WORDS THAT BECOME IMAGES.
Palazzo della Penna - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Street Podiani, 11 - Perugia
25 April / September 1, 2013
The exhibition Art is a novel. The extraordinary history of words that become images, curated by Luca Beatrice and promoted by the Municipality of Perugia and the Umbria Region, in collaboration with the International Journalism Festival (Perugia, 24-28 April 2013), the circle of readers of Perugia and the circle of readers of Turin, says the correlations between the universe of writing and the contemporary art world. The exhibition, housed in the Palazzo della Penna (in his new set of Contemporary Culture Centre), winds along twenty rooms arranged on two floors of the museum. The one hundred and fifty works by Italian and foreign artists in the exhibition document the diversity of forms of expression, from painting to photography, from installation to sculpture, from illustration to design. At the choice of works has joined the active participation of the public, invited to report on the website of the Circle of Readers Perugia (www.perugiacircolodeilettori.it) and social network dedicated (www.facebook.com / LarteunRomanzo), which books of the twentieth century are worthy to be remembered.
Art is a novel follows a path that, thanks to a layout engaging and emotional highlights different interpretations of the idea of ​​the book: the vision of object / statue to which it refers File, 1967 Ugo Medlar, the reinterpretation personal cover pages "autostoricizzati" Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, the correlation with the historical fact of the Constitution of Emilio Isgrò canceled up to work where the novel is summarized in the representation of the written word and the only graphic, or punctuation, as expressed in Proposition: Detail, 1990 Maurizio Arcangeli. There are also some focus on writers symbol: Primo Levi, evoked with a small work of Fabio Mauri, 1971, and with the canvas We are not the last, 1971 Zoran Music, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, portrayed in the photographs of Elisabetta Catalano and Sandro Becchetti, and told through the installation of Alfredo Jaar, inspired by the film Mamma Roma and video Cerith Wyn Evans, Fire work Text, 1999 shot on the beach of Ostia, exactly in the place where he was killed. The narrative continues through some of the most beloved literary genres. The route goes ahead with the novel of love and sex and between the works stand out comic poem, 1969 Dino Buzzati and drawings by Valentina by Guido Crepax. Then you plunge into the atmosphere of science fiction, recalled in Carte Noire, 1999 Giulio Paolini and on the covers of Urania by Karel Thole, to get to the travel book, intended both in the spirit "on the road" with the boards of Hugo Pratt, Corto Maltese in Cordoba, 1989, and the photograph of Dennis Oppenheim, Reading Position for Second Degree Burn, 1979 both as a nostalgic search for the self in the distance, by Shirin Neshat Games of Desire, 2009. Ample space is then devoted to the misty locations of Milan, literary city par excellence and home to the largest Italian publishing houses of the twentieth century, with the Yellows Mondadori designed by Carlo Jacono and enigmatic paintings of Emilio Tadini, a great painter but also a writer, poet and fine journalist. The following is a tribute to the world of childhood with the work of the Spanish artist Pilar Albarracin, El Asno, 2010, and the books of Bruno Munari designed for children, from Draw a tree, 1978 in Fairy Tale Fairy Tale, 1994. A gallery of portraits of writers offers works by Elisabetta Catalano, Sandro Becchetti, Vedovamazzei and Andy Warohl. The exhibition closes, in an ideal short circuit, with works that reflect the book object, Claudio Parmiggiani, Speak thou also, 2005 and Mario Dellavedova, History of emotions, 1998-2000.
This is the complete list of the artists featured in the show: Pilar Albarracin, Franco Albini, Maddalena Ambrosio, Maurizio Arcangeli, Stefano Arienti, Dino Buzzati, Alessandra Baldoni, Nanni Balestrini, Sandro Becchetti, Bertozzi & Casoni, Sauro Cardinals, Achille Castiglioni, Elisabetta Catalano, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, Joe Colombo, William Castelli, Sarah Ciracì, Clegg & Guttmann, Guido Crepax, Mario Dellavedova, Cerith Wyn Evans, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Alberto Giacometti, Giuliano Giuman, Meri Gorni, Ryan Heshka, Candida Höfer, Emilio Isgrò , Alfredo Jaar, Carlo Jacono, Massimo Kaufmann, Richard Kern, Joseph Kosuth, Maria Lai, Ketty La Rocca, Nicus Lucà, Milo Manara, Vico Magistretti, Masbedo, Fabio Mauri, Bruno Munari, Zoran Music, Maurizio Nannucci, Ugo Medlar, Shirin Neshat, Lori Nix, Dennis Oppenheim, Claudio Parmiggiani, Giulio Paolini, Claudio Parmiggiani, Tullio Pericoli, Marco Petrus, Hugo Pratt, Nicolas Rule, Safe, Maurizio Savini, Ettore Sottsass, Emilio Tadini, Marco Tamburro, Karel Thole, Ben Vautier, Vedovamazzei , Walter Valentini, Giuseppe Veneziano, Andy Warhol.
The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalog (Italian / English) curated by Luca Beatrice and published by Silvana Editoriale.

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