17 Nov-3 Feb. This is the first retrospective, which pays homage to Alberto Garutti, one of the most important contemporary Italian artists.
On display are over 30 works, including a series of historical works, a new production created for the Pavilion of Contemporary Art (PAC), some re-activations of more recent works and some models projects that were never completed, which trace the evolution of Garutti’s artistic research from the 1970s to today. Garutti’s works combine a multitude of languages, including photography, sculpture, writing, installations, design, sound, video and paintings, which engage mechanisms of participation and dialogue at various levels with different typologies of public.
Since the second half of the 1970s Garutti has explored the narrative and immaterial dimension of art. In over 30 years his works has focused on the relationship between the production of objects and their connection to social space. Author of some of the most effective projects of public art in cities and museums around Italy and Europe, Garutti is the interpreter of a less known moment of the Italian artistic research, which since the end of the 1970s has re-elaborated the conceptual and figurative matrix of the previous generation. Garutti’s works focus on re-activating the historical and emotional memory of a place and force spectators to think about the relationship between art, politics and civil society. The caption, which accompanies every work, is meant to activate a relationship between the public and the work’s contents.
Garutti has taught for various decades at the Academies of Brera and Bologna as well as at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the University IUAV of Venice. He has participated to international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale and Istanbul. He recently participated to the Memory Marathon, a sequence of conferences and performances, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist for London’s Serpentine Gallery.
Mon 14.30-19.30, Tue-Sun 09.30-19.30, Thurs 09.30-22.30.