The rooms of art. Artistic creation in the younger generations
The exhibition, which is part of the genius loci theme, is the result of the exhibition initiative Le Stanze dell'arte, conceived by the management of the m.a.x. museum and promoted in Spazio Officina in 2020.
The project takes its name from the concept of the art room or artist's room, understood as a physical but also conceptual space of interiority and creativity. The idea, in fact, is to give various young artists the opportunity to express themselves in various techniques, from graphics to painting, photography, sculpture and artistic video. The aim is precisely to offer young artists a space to present their creations, at a particularly complex time for the world of culture and beyond, such as the period of the pandemic, enhancing above all the talents present in the area.
From a formal point of view, the exhibition project is the result of a competition promoted by the m.a.x. museum, the Municipality of Chiasso and the Rotary Club, aimed at young artists born between 1982 and 2002, living in the Canton of Ticino or in the Canton of Grisons and enrolled in high schools with an artistic orientation, or in possession of a school diploma in the artistic field.
The theme of the competition is the one chosen by the Centro Culturale Chiasso for the 2021-2022 artistic and exhibition season, i.e. creative genesis interpreted and declined as each artist wishes.
On show are 52 works: sculptures, oil paintings, watercolours, tempera, graphics, photography, installations and videos.
The exhibition is curated by Antonio d'Avossa, art critic and professor emeritus of contemporary art history at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini, director of the m.a.x. museum and Spazio Officina. The jury is chaired by Marco Franciolli, former director of MASI Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana in Lugano.
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