GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo

Aaron Curry, Untitled, 2009 (detail). Mixed media on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

September 28, 2009

Aaron Curry and Lara Favaretto
Art in the Auditorium

Autumn, 2009

Via San Tomaso, 53
24121 Bergamo – Italy
Tel +39 035 270272
Fax +39 035 236962

An autumn full of events at GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo: the museum’s activity will resume on September 30th, with the opening of the second edition of Art in the Auditorium, an international show that will host videos, films and animations, and Bad Dimension, the first solo exhibition in an European institution by the American artist Aaron Curry.

On October 4th the installation of the artist Lara Favaretto, entitled Monumento Momentaneo (Momentary Monument), will be unveiled in the centre of the city of Bergamo as part of Twister, a collective project developed through the joint efforts of ten contemporary art museums in the Region of Lombardy.

September 30th, 6.30 p.m.
GAMeC – Via San Tomaso, 53 – Bergamo, Italy

Exhibition openings

Art in the Auditorium
01/10/09 – 17/01/10

GAMeC is pleased to present the second edition of Art in the Auditorium, a project created by the Whitechapel Gallery in London, involving international institutions in the United States, New Zealand, Argentina, Turkey and Europe. Each institution nominated an artist through a selection of works in which the use of moving images represents the key medium.

The selected artists and the institutions that nominated them are: Patrizio Di Massimo (GAMeC, Bergamo), İnci Eviner (The Institute for the Re-adjustment of Clocks, Istanbul – hosted by Istanbul Modern), Lars Laumann (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo), Ursula Mayer (Whithechapel Gallery, London), Charly Nijensohn (Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires), Nova Paul (City Gallery Wellington, Wellington), and Aïda Ruilova (Ballroom Marfa, Marfa).

Aaron Curry – Bad Dimension
Curated by Alessandro Rabottini
01/10/09 – 17/01/10

This is the first solo exhibition in Europe by Aaron Curry (San Antonio, Texas, 1972) and it is composed entirely of works created specifically for the occasion.

Aaron Curry explores art history in the last century and the contemporary visual landscape through an intermingling of styles, forms and images blending past and present, avant-garde and mass culture. He seems to trace a history of human figuration for which Cubism and Surrealism are pivotal, but contaminates the reference to this tradition with a complex series of allusions to phenomena such as graffiti art, American folklore, sci-fi imagery and craftsmanship.

The exhibition will travel to the Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover, from 25 February to 24 May 2010.

The catalogue will contain illustrations of all the works on display and represents the first monograph devoted to the artist. It will feature texts by Aaron Curry, Veit Goerner, Bruce Hainley, Richard Hawkins and Alessandro Rabottini, and will be available in January 2010.

We are especially grateful to Michael Werner Gallery, Cologne / New York; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; and Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln / Berlin.

Aaron Curry lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in different group shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu and the Ballroom Marfa in Texas. A solo exhibition of his work was held at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in October 2008.

Twister in Bergamo
Curated by M. Cristina Rodeschini
October 4th, 10.00 a.m.
Piazzetta Piave, Bergamo

Opening of the installation Monumento Momentaneo (Momentary Monument)
A work by Lara Favaretto for Twister
04/10/09 – 31/01/10

Following her participation at the most recent Venice Biennale with one of the works that attracted the most critical acclaim, Lara Favaretto has created Monumento Momentaneo for Bergamo. The installation will be composed of a boulder with an opening large enough to allow the public to slip money into it. It will thus serve as the city’s “money box”, and funds will be given to a significant social activity.

At the end of the exhibition period, the Momentary Monument will be destroyed – shattered – and a representative part will be placed and preserved in GAMeC’s Permanent Collection.

The funds collected will be given to the Esodo Service support programme established by Rev. Fausto Resmini. The service takes in and helps homeless and marginalised people in the city and province of Bergamo. The installation will thus become a real and tangible “Momentary Monument” to solidarity.

For further information:

GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bergamo
Via San Tomaso, 53
24121 Bergamo – Italy
Tel +39 035 270272
Fax +39 035 236962

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GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo
September 28, 2009

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