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IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA

Date:

05/20/2016


IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA

In 1956, the poet of the Beat Generation Allen Ginsberg publishes one of his most famous compositions, emblematically titled “America”. In these verses Ginsberg portrays the many contradictions of the American culture, and his own conflicted relationship with his homeland. The image that shines through his words is that of a complex country in which the freedom of the single is constantly related to the façade of unreal and unattainable perfection this nation shows to the world.

Moving from Ginsberg’s words, this exhibition aims at identifying the new generation of Italian artists active in New York, whose practice, directly or indirectly, explores the multifaceted reality of the American culture.

This country at the same time does and doesn’t belong to these artists; here they are “strangers”, yet being active participants in the community they live in. How do they represent this re-definition of themselves through the discovery of what the real face of America is? As a harbinger of their time, the artists are called here to picture their portrait of the United States, highlighting and re-discussing its ambiguity, between myths and reality, physical and imaginary boundaries – a melting pot of single identities whose appearance is molded by the same diversity that inhabits it.

 

Artists:

ALESSANDRO DEL PERO

GIAN MARIA TOSATTI

ANDREA MASTROVITO

RENATO D'AGOSTIN

ARIANNA CAROSSA

MARIA RAPICAVOLI

MATTEO CALLEGARI

DANILO CORREALE

Curated by:

Ludovica Capobianco

Alessandro Facente

Veronica Santi

Giulia Trabaldo Togna

Information

Date: DA Friday, May 20, 2016 a Friday, July 08, 2016

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : ICI

Entrance : Free

The event is now full. We are not accepting any more reservations. Thank you.


Location:

Italian Cultural Institute of New York

1623