Fondazione Malutta at Monitor Gallery, Rome
For roughly a fortnight Monitor will be a project sharing space for the Fondazione Malutta, a group show including many artists presenting their works – paintings, sculptures, installations – and who organised a flea market at the gallery for the opening evening.
Monitor was prompted to invite the Fondazione Malutta to take part in this event because of the belief that the gallery should be experienced as an alternative, dynamic space, a workshop of ideas where projects take form – a presentation opportunity for a new generation of artists taking their first, unconventional steps within the art system where they can experiment an alternative to their personal research.
A cross between a Renaissance era workshop and an improvised party in a secret location, the Fondazione Malutta has over thirty artists all aged between 20 and 35. But although they share a common age bracket, everything from language to medium couldn’t be more different. Not that this in any way represents an obstacle, of course, in fact this melting pot of different cultures, genres and sensitivities enriches the collective artistic research considerably.
From a broad range of countries ranging from Albania to Serbia, France, China, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Latvia, the Fondazione Malutta artists are all gathered together in Venice, a city that by definition – like art – is allergic to national boundaries, drawing on movement and exchange to shape its very essence. Since it was set up in 2009, the Fondazione Malutta has developed into an organisation with a very clear operational strategy and is made up of young, dynamic members.
So, what can we expect from this encounter? The gallery will be awash with a series of works that will interact freely with the space and timetable of its normal schedule. The group of artists will conceive a layout based on an experimental approach to the traditional system in which exhibitions are displayed and viewed. A number of individual identities will make up a single, large and multi-shaped collective artwork, outlining the founding principles of a reality that extends across the boundaries of all categorisation, capable of always creating new identities and collective mechanisms wherever those groups happen to gather.
As “for what the Fondazione Malutta is there for?” is the essential question which these artists are attempting to address, in the belief that it is profoundly useful, necessary, involving and attractive for enriching our daily lives as well as helping us all understand the changes going on within us and in the society surrounding us.
Participating artists: Giuseppe Abate, Giuseppe Adamo, Beatrice Alici, Giulia Andreis, Luisa Badino, Giulia Maria Belli, Giovanna Bonenti, Thomas Braida, Gino Blanc, Chiara Campanile, Marco Cassarà, Nina Ćeranić, Francesco Cima, Oscar Contreras Rojas, Nebojša Despotović, Veronica De Giovannelli, Fabio De Meo, Beatrice Gelmetti, Riccardo Giacomini, Marco Gobbi, Massimiliano Gottardi, Anna Facchetti, Nicola Facchini, Virginia Gabrielli, Enej Gala, Andrea Grotto, Manuela Kokanović, Noëma Kosuth, Justine Luce, Iva Lulashi, Nicolas Magnant, Rachele Maistrello, Francesco Maluta, Cristiano Menchini, Luca Migliorino, Alice Modenesi, Valerio Nicolai, Anastasiya Parvanova, Edison Pashkaj, Giulio Periè, Carolina Pozzi, Barbara Prenka, Paolo Pretolani, Mattia Sinigalia, Marta Spagnoli, Vito Stassi, Danilo Stojanović, Maddalena Tesser, Emiliano Troco, Sulltane Tusha, Aleksander Velišček, Serena Vestrucci, Nežka Zamar
Monitor – via Sforza Cesarini 43a
16 February – 4 March 2017