“Idiots,” an exhibition curated by Francesco Lauretta, opens in Milan tonight at the Giovanni Bonelli Gallery



Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Fulvio Di Piazza, Francesco Lauretta, Marco Pace

June 22 July 29, 2017
Inauguration: Thursday, June 22 at 7pm

Curated by Francesco Lauretta

The Giovanni Bonelli Gallery in Milan presents a new exhibition project curated by Francesco Lauretta, artist and SACI Directed Independent Study instructor, who works with several MFA students at SACI. The exhibition presents the works of four artists – Maurizio Cannavacciuolo, Fulvio Di Piazza, Marco Peace, and Francesco Lauretta – geographically distant, but united by a common dedication: painting in peculiar times.

Each artist has an exhibition wall devoted to their work, with the addition of an “introductory” neon – conceived by the curator – with total freedom of expression and without a pre-arranged theme. The result is a journey of about twenty works, which is articulated as a story about a “total work” that can be seen, but also listened to with music by the artists, and appreciated in moments.

As for the title of the exhibition, the curator recalls the French Philosopher, Deleuze and the definition of an “idiot” as someone who simply does not know what everyone else knows or at least does not take that knowledge for granted…and that the idiot is perhaps one of the most revolutionary of people.

Francesco Lauretta

Francesco Lauretta

Francesco Lauretta (b. Ispica-Ragusa, 1964) is a multifaceted artist, with work ranging from painting to installations, often using heterogeneous and found materials. His work has been exhibited at Galleria Z2o, Rome (2015); GAM – Gallery of Modern Art in Palermo (2013); Ex-Cavallerizza of Palazzo Sant’Elia, Palermo (2011); Galleria Laveronica, Modica (2010 and 2008); Gallery Carbone.to, Turin (2005, 2003 and 2000). Among the group exhibitions he has participated in: Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (2015); Cloister of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan (2014); Rice – Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily, Palermo (2011); and Red Bull Hangar, Salzburg (2010).

Giovanni Bonelli Gallery
Via L.P. Lambertenghi 6, Milan | 02 87246945 | Info@galleriagiovannibonelli.it |
Open Monday – Saturday, 11am-7pm

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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