ART SITUACIONS II. SPAIN / ITALY Episode 1 at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce in Genova

Ludovica Carbotta, A motorway is a very strong wind, 2014
tables will be made of wood (irregular and ruined with age), tailored to meet particular needs of A motorway is a very strong wind, Careof, Milan
Courtesy of the Artist


Pursuing the goal of being an active subject in support of emerging contemporary art, ART Situacions is a private patronage initiative based in Spain that constantly encourages artistic creation.  After having worked in 2013 on a survey around the Spanish and Portuguese art scene, this years’ edition focuses on an in-depth investigation of the emerging contemporary art practices present in Spain and Italy today.

A committee, composed by Maria de Corral, Ilaria Gianni, Lorena Martínez de Corral and Vicente Todolì, was nominated to carry out detailed research on the emerging panorama of artists active in the two countries. After a broad investigation and many sessions of discussion, the committee chose by consensus the works of Ludovica Carbotta, Gabriele De Santis, Miren Doiz, Anna Franceschini, José Guerrero, Rubén Guerrero, Diego Marcon, Alek O., Teresa Solar, Anna Talens, which according to all, represented an incisive overview of the young generation in Spain and Italy today, and conveyed, through different nuances and forms a portrait of the present time.

ART Situacions II, which will be touring between the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, the Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), and the Matadero, Madrid, aims to be a stimulating multifaceted landscape offering a privileged point of view on some of the most well structured, poetic and coherent practices operating today. The show acts as a polyphonic score, recounting through different narratives, articulate interpretations of the political, the cultural, the social, and the personal.

Anna Franceschini, The Siberian Girl, 2012
16mm film copied onto digital, colour – mute 1′
Courtesy of the artist and Ex Elettrofonica, Rome



Miren Doiz, S.T. (Serie no painting), 2015
Blind, cloth, tape, plastic, 180 x 20
0 cm approx. c.u.
Courtesy of the artist



Teresa Solar, All things that are not, 2013
Video Frame, HD, 40 minutes
Courtesy of the artist



Museo di Villa Croce, Genova – via Jacopo Ruffini 3, Genova
19 September – 15 November, 2015
Opening 18 September, 6pm
Guided tour with the artists and curators, 6.30pm

The exhibtion will travel to:

Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) – Via Nizza 138, Roma
27 November 2015 — 31  January, 2016

Matadero, Madrid – Plaza de Legazpi 8, Madrid
19 February 2016 — 8 May 2016