ISGRÒ CANCELLA BRIXIA
Fondazione Brescia Musei
Santa Giulia Museum, Brescia
For this exhibition project we collaborated directly with artist Emilio Isgrò. Suggesting a dialogue between archaeology and contemporary art, history and the present, Isgrò Cancella Brixia is a diffused exhibition that, through the pictorial practice of “erasure,” reinterprets Brescia’s past in new forms.
Alongside a series of physical, digital and performance installations, set up in the spaces of the Cloister of Santa Giulia Museum, the Capitolium and the Theater of the Archaeological Park, the artist presents thirteen large canvases belonging to the cycle Brixia as Athens and a Discobolus statue in the Museum gallery.
The gallery walls are painted with a new color: a Pompeiian red that becomes a symbol of an era and a culture, the classical one, to which the works in the exhibit refer. The color envelops the visitors, leading them along the exhibition path. In the center of the space, a white semi-transparent partition emerges from the space and, just like an “erasure,” allows a glimpse of the Discobolus with ants crawling on its figure, as a metaphor for the passage of time.
Via Guido Cavalcanti, 16, 20127 Milano (MI)
Via Repubblica, 2C, 25017 Lonato del Garda (BS)