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Multiples according to Isgrò

18 - 26 NOV 2017

Tuesday - Sunday
10.30 am - 8.30 pm
Palazzo della Triennale
An exhibition dedicated to the multiple works created by Isgrò with Editalia in keeping with his civil and democratic art

The subject of civil art, close to Emilio Isgrò’s heart, is present in all the works exhibited starting from the assumption of the multiple, democratic work par excellence, which allows its art and its message to be communicated through multiplication. The multiple according to Isgrò is not a repeated work, but always comes about with great independence and keeps the effect of this in the craft of the product.

Mediterranee – Lettere dal Mare (2013); Seme Mediterraneo (2015); the recent Mondoquadro e Mondo di Vetro, as well as Tavole della legge are all works that bear witness, in their diversity, to the function of the artist in modern society, a principle that Isgrò has always respected in over fifty years of career. Indeed, with these multiples, the Sicilian artist returns to the theme of social imbalance in our society and strengthens that message of social commitment, which has always distinguished him for the authenticity of his way of doing art. For Isgrò, the function of art is that of indicating the crudeness of society, to not hide it and not embellish it. Finally, the series of the ceramic Semi (Seeds) made especially for this exhibition are intended to expand on the subjects expressed in the Seme dell’Altissimo, the seed as the global symbol of rebirth. The Seme that from 18 November 2017 has been definitively “planted” in the garden in front of the Triennale thanks to the sponsorship of Editalia.

For Isgrò multiples provide a creative opportunity whose unambiguousness and uniqueness make them capable of attracting a wider audience. A way to increasingly extend the participation of those believing that art can contribute to creating a different world because, as the artist says, art is “the highest form of politics that brings men together, while bad art and bad politics tend to divide them”.



Curated by
Marco Bazzini

Photo cover
Lorenzo Palmieri

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