Fall exhibitions

Fall exhibitions

GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo

Left to right: Luciano Fabro, Macchie di Rorschach (detail), 1976. David Maljkovic´, Temporary Projections, 2011. Exhibition view, Sources in the Air, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2012. Invernomuto, The Celestial Path (detail), 2013. Courtesy the artists and Meru Art*Science Award.*

September 26, 2013

Fall exhibitions at GAMeC

Luciano Fabro: Disegno In-Opera
David Maljković: Sources in the Air
Invernomuto: The Celestial Path 
From 4 October 2013

Opening: Thursday, 3 October, 6:30pm

GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna 
e Contemporanea di Bergamo
Via San Tomaso, 53
24121 Bergamo, Italy


Luciano Fabro: Disegno In-Opera 
4 October 2013–6 January 2014

Curator: Giacinto Di Pietrantonio,in collaboration with Silvia Fabro

The exhibition brings together—for the first time in Italy—an extensive series of drawings by Luciano Fabro, an integral and essential part of his oeuvre.

More than 100 drawings reflect different types and functions. Indeed, they are not strictly preliminary drawings for finished works, but were intended as the practice underlying the creative process that leads to the genesis of an idea, and as a medium to convey messages; they are drawings with an explicit reference to sculpture, but they also serve as a way to investigate and experiment. 

Drawings executed on a wide variety of supports, employing different techniques and media: drawings with text alone—with ethical overtones—and rhyming phrases accompanied by a dedication or by poems/nursery rhymes; collage.

The environmental dimension plays a key role in Fabro’s research. In fact, space is conceived as a living field of action composed of relationships and necessary consequences among the elements involved. Consequently, in addition to his drawings, the exhibition also features a selection of works—both sculptures and habitats—that dialogue with space, investigating the environment and intervening in perception. 

Staged in collaboration with the Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea in Foligno, which will host the show next year, the exhibition is thus an unprecedented opportunity to discover a little-known side of an artist who played a fundamental role in the history of art and culture in the late twentieth century and at the beginning of the new millennium. 

The exhibition catalogue—published by Silvana Editoriale—features essays by curators, art historians and artists who knew and worked with Luciano Fabro. It also includes four lessons on drawing—two of which never published before—which provide valuable insight into his drawings and his oeuvre as a whole.

David Maljković: Sources in the Air
4 October 2013–6 January 2014

Curators: Alessandro Rabottini and Andrea Viliani

GAMeC is presenting the first solo exhibition at an Italian public institution of the work of Croatian artist David Maljković. It is the third and final phase of a project on which GAMeC collaborated with two leading international institutions: the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

Sources in the Air is a project that gathers a broad array of works completed over the past decade and interacts with the particular environment of the exhibition space, radically modifying the layout and selection of the works, in an ever-changing dialogue amongst existing works, new site-specific productions and the architecture of each museum.

David Maljković has emerged in recent years as one of the most significant artists on the international arena, thanks to a body of works with which he investigates the cultural, social and political heritage of his country through an ongoing comparison of past, present and future, interpreted as hypothetical and interconnected dimensions of reality.

For the GAMeC exhibition, he has conceived an installation for presenting the works that, by dominating the rooms of the Spazio Zero, alters their perception: a stage and a series of structures will constitute a set through which visitors can interpret the retrospective path of the exhibition, understood as a dynamic mise-en-scène

Alongside works such as Monochromes (2013), Lost Pavillion (2008), the Temporary Projections series (2011), and Display for Massimo Minini, one of the artist’s most recent works, the retrospective aspect of his solo exhibition at GAMeC is embodied by a series of photographic collages that the artist created for the exhibition in Bergamo, in which pictures of works executed by Maljković throughout his career are superimposed and almost condensed in order to construct a visual and conceptual mapping of his artistic practice. 

A catalogue—published by JRP I Ringier—accompanies and documents Sources in the Air. It includes documentation of Maljković’s works over the past decade and represents the most complete monograph to date on the artist’s career. It features an essay by Anselm Franke and entries by Charles Esche, Annie Fletcher, Alessandro Rabottini, Andrea Viliani and Alessandro Vincentelli.

The exhibition is part of the series in honour of Arturo Toffetti.

Invernomuto: The Celestial Path
4 October–24 November 2013

The Celestial Path is the winning project of the first Meru Art*Science Award, promoted by GAMeC in collaboration with the Fondazione Meru and the Associazione BergamoScienza to reward and support the work of an artist invited to present a project that probes the relationship between art and science.

It is a single-channel video that follows two lines of research: on one side, the figure of Emma Kunz and her discovery of the healing rock Aion A; on the other, the multiverse theory, one of the most radical concepts to emerge from physics in the latest decades. The video combines virtual tours in the Emma Kunz Grotto with the voice-over of Brian Greene, one of the most important scholars of multiverse theory.

The project is part of the programming of the 11th BergamoScienza, one of the most important international science festivals.

*Left to Right: Luciano Fabro, Macchie di Rorschach (detail), 1976. Acrylic on handmade paper, paper and ink, assemblagePrivate collection. Photo: Annalisa Guidetti and Giovanni Ricci, Milano. David
Maljkovic´, Temporary Projections, 2011. Mixed media. Exhibition view, Sources in the Air (detail), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2012. Courtesy the artist; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; Metro Pictures, New York and Sprüth Magers Berlin London. Photo: Peter Cox. Invernomuto, The Celestial Path (detail), 2013. Collage. Courtesy the artists and Meru Art*Science Award.


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