fbpx

IN THE FIRST ROOM

THREE ROOMS FOR ONE JUNGLE

Once on the first floor, the exhibition continued in the five rooms on the right wing of the house. Crossing the corridor, the three rooms opening on the left were united by a common theme: Welcome to the Jungle, declined by the artist in as many works, created between 2016 and 2018.

IN THE FIRST ROOM

A series of 15 boxes, dioramas or magic theatres, created a continuous line along the walls. Visitors were invited to immerse themselves in these microcosms made solely of paper. No more objects were needed to stage this artistic wilderness: there were enough protagonists, museums and splendid emotional-celebral short-circuits created by unthinkable combinations. It was not just a tribute to their masters, but a series of ex-votos, with which Urso asked for help from the artists who, amidst the beasts of the art world – and of life – managed to express their poetics and survive. The thread of the dioramas was interrupted on one wall by one of Giovanni Testori’s most important paintings (Crucifixion, 1949), unexpectedly at ease among Urso’s works, not only because it shares his formal crowding and anthropomorphisation of nature, but above all because it too is the result of the metabolisation of his masters, from Cézanne to Picasso.

_MG_1217
_MG_1219
_MG_1222
previous arrow
next arrow
Posted on: 29 October 2021, by : Alessandro Ulleri