Opening: Saturday May 18, 7 pm
With the exhibition DIASPORA DEL MITO. La sponda ionica, the CRAC Puglia continues the commitment undertaken - between idea and practice, between thought and matter, between design methodologies and tools - above all, ideational moments that act on the territory as an incubator of actions and interventions.
“The exhibition - writes Bignardi in the catalog published by Gutenberg Editore - traces a common thread underlying the languages that have characterized the contemporary art scene of the last three decades. Sixteen artists from different generations and from different creative practices, whose languages are marked by a larval rediscovery of Greece, what dimension, Hillman would have said, archetype "of our mind and our culture".
The myth, even if not declared in its formal aspects, had made its way in the languages of post-modern culture that characterized the last three decades of the twentieth century and then, more in the latter, whose social and cultural scene is under the index of over-modernity, where history is projected into actuality. Painting and sculpture, in particular, have expressed and express, a sort of retreat into the mythical that does not correspond to an involutionary signal of the culture of the 'modern', but as a perspective of an ability on the part of the artist to reimagine his relationship with the natural and human ”.
The exhibition is divided into four parts that refer, by affinity, to as many figures taken from the mythological dictionary and connected to the Pythagorean thought, to that School born in the lands of the Ionian Magna Graecia: Mnemosine, Icarus, Orpheus and Dionysus.
The exhibition offers works from museums and private collections of: Hermann Albert, Nicola Carrino, Angelo Casciello, Bruno Ceccobelli, Claudio Costa, Giulio De Mitri, Stefano Di Stasio, Giannetto Fieschi, Omar Galliani, Giuseppe Maraniello, Luigi Pagano , Antonio Paradiso, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Francesca Poto, Angelomichele Risi, Guido Strazza.