Libertà by GALLERGRY is a pop-up exhibition spread out over several locations in Venice, Italy.
Venice is connected to the mainland and the rest of the world by a bridge called ´Ponte della Libertà´ (Bridge of Liberty).
Libertà means freedom.
A Preview of my work Trash Project was presented for the first time.
“In a city so crowded and expensive, it’s hard to find freedom. But as a community, we can help each other and in that way create it. In a world that has so many rules and restrictions, it’s hard to find freedom. But we can go around bureaucracy and officiality, we can collaborate and in that way create it. In an art environment that leaves hardly any space for experimentation and development, it’s hard to create free work and even harder to show it to others. But if we work together, we can share our ideas, works and thoughts. And more importantly, we can do it, because we can. Because we are already free. And Libertà will be an example of what a community can achieve in freedom.
Because: Why not?
We are creating an exhibition of contemporary art that touches the subject ´Comune di Venezia´ in some way. The works will be critical, poetic, dramatic and more. The selected national and international artists are motivated and fun in a serious way.
" (...) Once inside the first work to the left is an installation by Cosima Montavoci. Cosima is Venetian and she studied at the Rietveld art academy in Amsterdam, but she decided to move back to her hometown. She has a very enthusiastic and electric personality. Her search for trash in her beloved hometown is a mission she takes on with that attitude. However, in the making process of her art, she takes time to step back, rethink and make conscious decisions. There is a high level of concentration in the selection of the found trash, with which she makes compositions. These compositions are in their turn also undergoing a selection process.
he installation ‘Trash Project – studio visit’ (Contemporary Fairy Tales) shows us a part of her
visual research, physical search, and a still-in-the-studio-stage of an on-going art project (start and end point are out of the grasp of Libertà, but the studio set-up of this installation is created for this event). The trash clearly tells stories and narratives are easily made.
We see things we recognize and perhaps can relate to. The items look happy and are balanced in composition. That is the fun part of the work. What a tragedy though that these are the stories we leave behind in the calle and the canals. (...) "
from 'A walk through Libertà with Gryanne Stunnenberg (with love, the curator)'
Curator text about the exhibition Libertà.
Curator: Gryanne Stunnenberg (NL) – GALLERGRY
Assistant: Lara Reuter (DE)
Artists in random order:
Shane Guffogg (USA), Christine Bax (NL), Paloma Leyton (AR),
Laura Santini (IT), Michele Deiana (IT), Anja Dimitrijevic (RS), V.E.R.V. (Venice Electroacoustic Rendez-Vous), Lucrezia Stenico (IT), Maarten van Aken (NL), Cosima Montavoci (IT),
Sofie Kokas (AT), Oscar Contreras Rojas (MX), Marika Meoli (IT), Sun Hee Moon (IT), Bert de Geyter (BE), Ria Geerdink (NL), Onno Dirks (NL), Madalena Corrêa Mendes (PRT), Simone Bortolotti (IT), Gryanne Stunnenberg (NL)
Locations in random order:
Hotel Al Sole
Casin dei Nobili