10.01 – 11.01.2020
Museo del Violino, Andrea Amati Pavillion, Cremona (Italy)
The City of Cremona is pleased to announce the opening of the second stage of the exhibition GestoZero. Istantanee 2020, a travelling project promoted and produced by Brescia Musei Foundation which, after the favorable reception of critics and public at the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia (1 August – 20 September 2020), now continues its exhibition at the Violin Museum in Cremona, before ending, next year, in the Ex Church of Santa Maria Maddalena in Bergamo (18 March – 2 May 2021).
Born from an idea of the artist Maurizio Donzelli, the exhibition is curated by Matteo Galbiati together with ACME Art Lab (Alessia Belotti, Melania Raimondi and Camilla Remondina), Ilaria Bignotti and Giorgio Fasol, with the collaboration of Antonio Marchetti Lamera; GestoZero brings together more than seventy artists from Brescia, Bergamo and Cremona, cities in Lombardy particularly affected by the emergency of Covid-19, on the theme of art as an instrument of rebirth and renewal after the tragedy. Over one hundred photographs of artists and visual works of art (painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance) tell the genesis of the work, from its thought to the realization, in response to the drama and isolation of the past months.
An ambitious and itinerant project, able to tell in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic the state of contemporary art, mirror and story of the community.
In the prestigious museum in Cremona you can admire 74 photographs of artists and more than 50 works of visual art in a different setting than the previous stage in Brescia which provides for a greater number of works, determined both by the curatorial choice to make, at each stage, the exhibition a varied and polyphonic journey in the languages of the artists who have generously joined the project, both to create ad hoc exhibition paths with the size and type of spaces that welcome them.
The works exhibited at the Violin Museum are thus the spokesman of the will to start again, in a collective effort that documents and recalls past events and questions the issues of life and isolation, the concepts of home and relationship, memory and sharing, accompany us on a contemplative and involving journey, intimate and profound.
In Cremona GestoZero reveals itself as a project as ambitious in its intentions as it is emotionally felt and spontaneous in its ways and, thanks to its itinerant nature, it is able to tell the state of contemporary art, mirror, voice and story of our time not only in/from the communities in which it originates.
Opening Thursday 1 October 2020, 5 pm
Museo del Violino
Padiglione Andrea Amati
Piazza Marconi 5, Cremona (Italy)
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2 – 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm; closed on Monday and Tuesday
Free entry at the exhibition
Download the press release (Italian)