Bad Company: “Italian Newbrow” exhibition showcases 8 contemporary Italian artists in Forte dei Marmi

“Cattive Compagnie (- bad company) Italian Newbrow.” is an exhibition of 40 works by eight young contemporary Italian artists at the The Fortino in Forte dei Marmi.  Silvia Argiolas, Vanni Cuoghi, Paolo De Biasi, Diego Dutto, Massimiliano Pelletti, Michael Rotondi, Giuliano Sale, and Giuseppe Veneziano are represented with paintings, sculptures and mixed media works; their shared aesthetic – in as much as they “share” an aesthetic – is born out of the tumult of the last few decades, the convergence of the mass media and the economic globalization experienced by Europe – and Italy especially. Ivan Quaroni curates the show. The statue pictured above is by Giuseppe Veneziano – who’s no stranger to controversy. It’s a pop hommage to Carvaggio’s 17th-century painting David With The Head Of Goliath. It occupies the Piazza in front of the Fortino – the photo is from another Piazza and another show.

The exhibition opens tonight, August 8th, 2012

“Cattive Compagnie Italian Newbrow.”
From August 8th to September 2nd, 2012
Il Fortino
Piazza Garibaldi
Forte dei Marmi
Hours: 10am to 12:30pm and from 5pm to midnight.
Free and open to the public.
For further info: Tel. 0584 280292 – 0584 280253; fax 0584 280248 ;
We link to a map for directions.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Fondazione Club Lombardia, the Fondazione Villa Bertelli, and the Comune di Forte dei Marmi.

We post an interview with Ivan Quaroni in Italian on “la popart” and “Italian Newbrow” from Artribunetv’s Youtube channel.

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