In the historic center of Taranto, in the evocative spaces of the CRAC Puglia - Contemporary Art Research Center, of the Rocco Spani ONLUS Foundation, located in the former Convent of the Olivetan Fathers, sec. XIII (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, n. 17), on Friday 6th December at 6.30 pm there will be the inauguration of the collective exhibition of contemporary art CERAMIC / Earth formed with works expressly realized by fourteen well-known artists of the national and international artistic panorama, belonging to different generations, formations, geographies and artistic languages: Pietro Coletta, Vittorio Corsini, Giulio De Mitri, Raffaella Formenti, Lindsay Kemp, Ugo La Pietra, Albano Morandi, Jean-Luc Parant, Lucia Pescador, Paola Pezzi, Lucio Pozzi, Alan Sonfist, Nanda Vigo, Antonio Violetta.
A significant collection of ceramic sculptures, conceived and promoted by the Roberto Peccolo gallery in Livorno and by Arte in Fabbrica by Fabio and Paolo Gori, presented by the critics and art historians Flaminio Gualdoni and Roberto Lacarbonara.
(...) "These works - writes Flaminio Gualdoni in the catalog - are motivated bodies, bodies with identities. They offer themselves to the light, to the look, strong of their own raison d'être, proud, one would say of one's definite otherness ».
(...) "This collection of small sculptures - affirms Roberto Lacarbonara - presented in the Contemporary Art Research Center of Taranto - a place intimately dedicated to the project, to the design and to the preparatory study - tells about this technique (or intermediary) of technique ceramicola between sign and plastic, showing how much it can fully incorporate the imaginary of artists, retaining essential stylistic coordinates in terracotta. Ceramics is, in this sense, a space for the capture and containment of the essential instances of a thought of form and, like the form, it is first of all phorein = to carry, to contain, to mold ».
For the occasion, a publication was made for the Editions "Gli Ori" of Pistoia, containing critical texts by Flaminio Gualdoni and Roberto Lacarbonara, iconographic apparatus (projects and works) and bio-bibliographic notes of the artists.