From 12 to 16 November thirty artists selected by the curators Elisa Del Prete and Silvia Litardi will converge in Bologna and L’Aquila to present their work to representatives of ten international institutions identified as excellences for the activity of artistic exchange and intercultural dialogue that promote. This is the third edition of the Grand Tour d’Italie.
The project is carried out by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity and Urban Regeneration of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism and NOS Visual Arts Production, curatorial director of the cultural association “Nosadella.due”. Conceived in 2016, Grand Tour d’Italie aims to connect Italian mid-career artists with curators and directors of artistic residencies and international contemporary art centers, with the aim of strengthening the promotion of the Italian scene abroad. The exhibitions will be held at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna in Bologna and at the Accademia di Belle Arti in the capital of Abruzzo.
Among the selected artists there is also RUFA lecturer Simone Cametti, who in his didactic, formative and artistic path has focused on the concept of “site-specific” work of art. Together with Simone Cametti other artists will be exhibiting: Alterazioni Video, Andreco, Sara Basta, Riccardo Benassi, Carola Bonfili, Chiara Camoni, Canecapovolto, David Casini, Federico Cavallini, Giulia Cenci, Luca Coclite, Davide D’Elia, Maria Adele Del Vecchio, Roberto Fassone, Giovanni Giaretta, GrossiMaglioni, Valentina Medda, Jacopo Miliani, Giovanni Ozzola, Mattia Paje, Luana Perilli, Mariagrazia Pontorno, Anna Raimondo, Ivana Spinelli, Sasha Vinci, Giacomo Zaganelli, Virginia Zanetti. In addition, Flavio Favelli and Angelo Bellobono were invited as godparents of the cities of Bologna and L’Aquila for their work in both contexts.
The choice of the artists was guided by the desire to conduct a survey of the Italian art scene over the last 15 years, a period of time in which the Great Recession and the economic crisis of the 21st century are placed on a global scale. United by an era that tries to define the paradigm shift to which it is called to overcome an economic/productive model that is no longer sustainable, the artists offer an open investigation into the aesthetic reactions of our time, from those who have suffered globalization since the beginning as well as those who, younger, was born right in the heart of the transformation taking place.