June 14th, 2012 by Leo Plaw

Agostino Arrivabene in 4 Way Street Exhibition

"Cornu Parvulum", Agostino Arrivabene, 2012, oil on linen, 90 x 80cm

"Cornu Parvulum", Agostino Arrivabene, 2012, oil on linen, 90 x 80cm

Palazzo Te presents the “4 Way Street” exhibition, with Agostino Arrivabene, Massimiliano Alioto, Giorgio Ortona, Bernardo Siciliano and curated by Luca Beatrice. “You must understand this show, is not a collective but the sum of four persons.”- explains Luca Beatrice, ” One thing unites the artists: the absolute and unconditional love for painting. The rest are actually four different ways…” The exhibition opens Saturday, June 16th at 18.30will and concludes on September 9, 2012.

The exhibiting Italian artists share the love of color, shape, image and the belief that two-dimensionality is the only territory in which to express their feelings and their world. But each one works different from the others, each pursuing his own personal idea of painting . Diverse ideas and themes that are investigated: the urban landscape and the metropolitan , the relationship with the history of the representation of nature and the body.

“Today we are immersed in the conceptual framework for forced ideology, it is hard to believe that painting is still alive” – says Angelo Crespi, president of the International Centre for Art and Culture of Palazzo Te. “This brief anthology although shows how much value there is when figurative painting and the artist is measured primarily by the sense of things, using tools that are aestheticly typical: the representation of the icy landscape of Sicilian compared to the lyricism of the unfinished Ortona, Alioto compared to the grotesque mythological quotations of Agostino Arrivabene. Four different ways to answer the eternal problem of the blank canvas“.

The exhibition “4 Way Street” is sponsored by the City of Mantova and the Museum of Palazzo Te, organized by the International Centre for Art and Culture of Palazzo Te, and with the participation of the main sponsor Compass. The exhibition catalogue is curated by Luca Beatrice and published by Publisher Maretti.

4 Way Street

Duration: 16th June – 19th September, 2012

Centro Internazionale d’Arte e di Cultura di Palazzo Te
viale Te, 19
46100 Mantova

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