Spoerri and Manfredini's works in an exhibition-dialogue in Massa

The city of Massa will welcome the works of Daniel Spoerri and Giovanni Manfredini in an exhibition-dialogue from March 28 to April 29, 2018.

Daniel Spoerri (Galati, Romania 1930) and Giovanni Manfredini (Pavullo nel Frignano, Modena 1963) will be the protagonists of the exhibition"The other half of the sky may be obscured?" which will be staged in Massa in the exhibition venues of the Ducal Palace, the Diocesan Museum and the Cathedral from March 28 to April 29, 2018.

More than 50 works including sculptures, paintings and the famous “tableau piège” will highlight the spiritual dimension of the two artists: the works will be placed in dialogue with each other and with the exhibition spaces.

Manfredini’s works are born of darkness, but are in constant search of light; his portrayed bodies are “attempts at existence,” multiples of the same ego. Spoerri’s works are the result of the goal of preserving and circulating the traces and memory of lived situations, traditions and habits of the past. The objects represented archaeologically and anthropologically reconstruct the past, the memory of time passed.

The two curators of the exhibition, Davide Di Maggio and Mauro Daniele Lucchesi, said, "The works of Daniel Spoerri and Giovanni Manfredini have absolute forms and meanings, they are not symbolic but arise from the artists’ need not to create new transient simulacra, but to shape a new beauty in the unreality that surrounds us. Art must assume the responsibility and, why not, the authority, to create an opposition, an effective counteroffensive to a given end. However small it may be, the artist’s mark must always be charged with a new, positive and profound energy with respect to the ephemerality of life.

The history of art is dotted with artists who, though among different fates and many differences, have had a similar path. Daniel Spoerri and Giovanni Manfredini are among them. Their poetics start from dissimilar experiences, but life and art unite them, as does the “struggle” of resistance they have both enacted against the invisible that surrounds them. Art must be able to save the world, at least move toward this direction. This is also the attempt of this exhibition."

The exhibition, sponsored by the City of Massa in collaboration with the Diocesan Museum, will be open to the public with free admission following these hours:
Ducal Palace Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.; Diocesan Museum Friday through Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.; Cathedral daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spoerri and Manfredini's works in an exhibition-dialogue in Massa
Spoerri and Manfredini's works in an exhibition-dialogue in Massa

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