TESTORI’S (PRIVATE) ROOM
Crossing the corridor, one enters Testori’s room as a boy. A room designed to contain the works that his mother would not accept around the house, wallpapered with paintings that were the result of Testori’s studies, market and collecting. The academic nudes Testori attributed to Géricault and Courbet, documented by a series of shots by Giacomo Pozzi Bellini like the one on the wall, inspired Andrea Mastrovito’s work (1978), created exclusively by sculpting the wall and bringing out the layers of plaster and paint accumulated over the years.
There could not be a more pertinent location for this work by Alex Urso, Musée de l’Oubli – Eight collages by Monsieur G. (2014), born from the discovery in a Warsaw market of a group of collages, dated 1979 and signed by a mysterious French artist, restored and framed by Urso. A sort of archaeological ready-made, resulting from the incredible discovery of an ancestor of collage and the necessary relationship with the art of the past.