THE PITCHER by Franco Ariaudo, Project-room #2 at Colli Independent Art Gallery, Rome

The Pitcher by Franco Ariaudo, second project room of a program dedicated to emerging artists, will open at Colli Independent Art gallery.  The program is linked to a series of residencies aimed to establish a relationship with the city, understood as a cultural and research territory.

For several years Franco Ariaudo has explored the life of images between aggression and sport. For this study-exhibition curated by Fabio Cafagna, the artist chooses to show the common physical root (material, corporeal) of only apparently different actions. On one hand are arranged the extreme gestures of struggle and rebellion, the heroism and brutality of those who fight, on the other the portly poses of the athlete, that special gesture, accurately decoded, that is the socially accepted residue (and welcome) of ancient games and archaic bullying. For the occasion is published a small book dedicated to the theme of the launch, with stories of pitchers from Mirone to ours days.

The Pitcher is part of a wider research project entitled Sportification, communities, competitiveness and games without borders, the result of three years of studies which will be presented in form of publication for the exhibition, with specific contributions from different curators and scholars of competitiveness in the recreational-social european space.

Exhibition catalogue published by viaindustriae publishing

Colli Independent Art Gallery – Via Monserrato 40, Rome
Opening – Friday 23 October at 6.30pm
23 October – 10 December 2015