GestoZero. Istantanee 2020

08.01 – 09.20.2020
Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia (Italy)

The City of Brescia and the Fondazione Brescia Musei, chaired by Francesca Bazoli and directed by Stefano Karadjov, will host the first stage of the exhibition GestoZero. Istantanee 2020 (Gesture Zero. Instant Images from 2020), an exhibition project open to the public at the Museo di Santa Giulia in Brescia from 1 August to 20 September 2020. The show will continue at the Museo del Violino in Cremona (1 October – 1 November 2020) and at the Ex Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena in Bergamo (18 March – 2 May 2021), thanks to the support of the cities of Cremona and Bergamo.

The project 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 LameraGestoZero collects and compares the languages of over seventy artists from Brescia, Bergamo and Cremona, cities in Lombardy particularly affected by the Coronavirus, on the theme of art as rebirth and restart after the tragedy. 71 artist’s photographs and over 40 works of visual art (painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance) narrate the genesis of the work, from its thought to its realization, in response to the drama and isolation of the months that have just passed.

GestoZero is an ambitious and itinerant project, able to narrate in the immediate post-pandemic period the state of contemporary art, as mirror and story of the community. GestoZero represents the start of a new beginning, a rethinking of the artist’s role, a declaration of intent in an ot-tica of restart and sharing.

Santa Giulia Museum
via Musei 81/b Brescia (Italy)
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