04 Nov 2011 - 01 Jan 2012
The conceptual framework of the exhibition is based on the thought of the Italian philosopher Federico Ferrari and his idea of "arte essenziale", i.e. the "essential in art", which also serves as the title of the exhibition. Now that we have reached the end of postmodernity, this idea is an expression of the need for a gesture of new beginning in contemporary art. "Arte Essenziale" may be considered a counter notion to the often common attempts to standardize and systematize current art trends with the prefixes neo-, post-, trans-, or alter-.
Participating Artists: Karla Black (UK), Gianni Caravaggio (IT), Alice Cattaneo (IT), Thea Djordjadze (GE), Jason Dodge (US), Francesco Gennari (IT), Ian Kiaer (UK), Helen Mirra (US).