House of Nature Zoology: Red Piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) Salzburg City (Austria ) Wikimedia Commons
The collective exhibition is a unique occasion to see the works by over 50 artists born from 1980 onward that work in Italy as they were born or trained here. Each one will be represented by an item, selected in agreement with the curator Lorenzo Balbi, and it will be often the fruit of a new production specialluy made for this occasion. A project designed as an observatory on the state of the art of the most interesting artistic research featuring a wide variety of languages and media.
Does it still make sense to define an artist based on the nationality in such a globalised and rapidly-evolving society? What is the meaning of the “generation” concept nowadays? The exhibition is trying to answer these and other questions, by documenting the different directions young Italian art is pursuing nowadays. The exhibition is accompanied by a book-catalogue gathering critical essays and interventions from the artists themselves, as well as by many collateral events.