IAGA International Art Gallery Angels in collaboration with the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca presents Marcello Gobbi.Renascence
IAGA International Art Gallery Angels in collaboration with the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca presents Marcello Gobbi.Renascence Official Opening Friday, November 13, from 5pm at the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca, from 7 pm at the IAGA International Art Gallery Angels Curated by I. Bignotti and W. Bonomi
Friday, November 13, from 5pm at Museum of Art
of Cluj-Napoca, from 7 pm at the IAGA International Art Gallery Angels,
opens to the public the international exhibition:MARCELLO GOBBI.
RENASCENCE The exhibition,
dedicated to one of the most interesting and innovative contemporary Italian
sculptors, presents to the international public an exclusive and important
project in collaboration with the Museum of Art of Cluj-Napoca.
As the title of the
exhibition suggests, Marcello Gobbi. Renascence, the goal is to
reflect about the metamorphosis and the evolution of the creative process
inside the language of the artist.
Starting from the
silicone, an industrial and “poor” material that the artist uses as skin of his
sculptures, Marcello Gobbi creates men and women in a continuous effort to
choose between the goodness and the madness, the spirituality and the desire,
trying to free their selves from the heaviness of the human side, searching the
lightness of the metaphysical.
Renascence is a meaningful term for the European culture to whom
belongs Marcello Gobbi: it is connected to the concept of Rebirth and
Renewal, suggesting a strict relationship with the potentiality of the
sculpture as medium for a true renaissance, connecting the tradition and
transformation, memory and modernity. Every artist is a spiritual son of the
past and he needs to have his “great model”, his “great masters”; he works
between the culture and its evolution through space any time, and with the
public that it is not just the viewer, but also a co-author of the
artwork. Renascence is also a narration of the specific spiritual and
artistic path of Marcello Gobbi, a sort of storytelling inside-outside his
artworks, reflecting about the necessity of freedom and of changing his skin,
remembering the past of his job for creating the future.
The exhibition will
present to the public circa 20 sculptures, made by Marcello Gobbi from 2010 to
2015, many of them realized for this exhibition project.
international preview, the exhibition also offers to the public an exclusive
fascinating musical journey made by the Italian composer Rosolino Di Salvo,
proposed as a sound atmosphere in the Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca and as
video's soundtrack by Marcello Gobbi and entitled Messengers: born as a real public performance made by about fifty
people covered by a white tunic, each of them placed into two large wings of silicone created by
Gobbi in his atelier in June 2015, the video shows a challenging and changing
visions of movements, thanks to the projection of urban scenes in black and
white, ending with the presence and the fading of the few significant and
crucial words that describe the exhibition: Chrysalids, Metamorphosis, Freedom
and Renascence that appear and disappear on the screen with the expressions and
gestures of the public. The exhibition,
curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Walter Bonomi, is completed with a catalog dedicated to the exhibition,
with photos containing the site-specific installations made by artist that it
will be presented after the opening, with installation views and site-specific