Opening October 15th 6pm
Visits: Until October 31th, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 7pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 12am to 8pm. From November 1st, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11am to 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm.
Bruna Esposito is one of the most remarkable figures in Italian contemporary art, with vast international recognition and among the most eclectic in the use of languages and the media. The Other Winds - Ostro project is inspired by the artist's pursuit of environmental sustainability since the late 1980s. Ostro is the first work in this series on the warm winds from the South Mediterranean sea. The installation consists of a gazebo made of natural materials such as bamboo canes and ropes. It is a cozy place, inhabited by a fan powered by photovoltaic energy and ship propellers, a recurring element in Esposito's productions. These examples of low-tech applications in the household are suggestions for those who want to learn about the conscious use of eco-sustainable energy through easy-to-apply solutions. The work stems from the synergy between different fields of research and materializes the artist's vision and her need to challenge the so-called "consumer goods", such as air conditioning. Exhibited for the first time at the Stefania Miscetti gallery in Rome and shortly afterwards at Magazzino Italian Art in New York, the Argentine leg of Other Winds - Ostro is infused with sacred tones. As part of the ecological cause, the gazebo reflects the formal characteristics and celebratory functions of the altar that faces it, thus acquiring solemn and ritualistic connotations. Benedetta Casini
Project supported by the Italian Council (9th Edition, 2020), program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.