08.01 – 09.20.2020
Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia (Italy)
10.01 – 11.01.2020
Museo del Violino, Andrea Amati Pavillion, Cremona (Italy)
06.12 – 07.25.2021
Ex Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Bergamo (Italy)
GestoZero, promoted and produced by Fondazione Brescia Musei and welcomed by the Municipalities of Brescia, Cremona and Bergamo, is an exhibition displayed in Brescia (Museo Santa Giulia, 1 August – 20 September 2020), Cremona (Museo del Violino, 1 October – 1 November 2020) and Bergamo (Ex Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, 12 June – 25 July 2021).
Born from an idea of the artist Maurizio Donzelli and curated by Ilaria Bignotti together with ACME Art Lab (Alessia Belotti, Melania Raimondi and Camilla Remondina), Giorgio Fasol and Matteo Galbiati, with the collaboration of Antonio Marchetti Lamera and, for the Bergamo stage, Mauro Zanchi, GestoZero brought together and compared the languages of over seventy artists from Brescia, Cremona and Bergamo, cities in Lombardy that were particularly affected by the Coronavirus, on the theme of art as a instrument for rebirth and renewal after the tragedy. The three stages told the genesis of the artwork, from its conception to its realisation, in response to the drama and isolation of those months.
An ambitious and itinerant project, able to tell the state of contemporary art, mirror and voice of the community, from the immediate aftermath of the pandemic until today. GestoZero is the incipit of a new beginning, a rethinking of the role of the artist, a declaration of intent with a view to restarting and sharing.
77 artists took part in GestoZero, with a total of 61 artworks alternating, thanks to the decision to make each stage a varied and polyphonic journey in the languages of the artists who have generously joined the project, in the three exhibition venues.
Brescia press release
Cremona press release (Italian)
Bergamo press release (Italian)