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The show

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), Friday 6 December at 18.30 will take place the inauguration of the collective exhibition of contemporary art CERAMICA / Terra formed with works expressly created by fourteen well-known artists of the national and international art scene, 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 Fabio and Paolo Gori's Arte in Fabbrica, presented by art critics and historians Flaminio Gualdoni and Roberto Lacarbonara. (...) «These works - Flaminio Gualdoni writes in the catalog - are motivated bodies, bodies with identity. They offer themselves to the light, to the gaze, strong in their own reason for being, proud, one would say of their own defined otherness ».

(...) " This collection of small sculptures - says Roberto Lacarbonara - presented in the Research Center of Contemporary Art in Taranto - a place intimately dedicated to the project, to the drawing and to the preparatory study - tells us about this intermediate (or intermediality) of the technique ceramicola between sign and plastic, showing how it can fully incorporate the artists' imagery by retaining the essential stylistic coordinates in terracotta. In this sense, ceramics is a space for capturing and containing the essential instances of a thought of form and, like form, it is above all phorein = carrying, containing, shaping ». For the occasion, a publication was produced for the “Gli Ori” Editions of Pistoia, containing critical texts by Flaminio Gualdoni and Roberto Lacarbonara, iconographic apparatus (projects and works) and bio-bibliographic notes by the artists.

Timetable and tickets


Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 17
74123 Taranto


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