Lost in Landscape (photos by Fernando Guerra)
Mart Rovereto 05 APRIL 2014 / 31 AUGUST 2014
“The traveller knows the little that is his, discovering the much that he has not had and will not have.”
Italo Calvino The Mart presents a major exhibition dedicated to contemporary landscape and its many meanings: space, environment, territory, the place in which one lives and which one leaves. The natural landscape and the urban landscape.
T he exhibition, curated by Gerardo Mosquera, tackles the subject through the works of over 60 artists from around the world, many of which never before presented in Italy. On display will be over 170 photographs, 84 paintings, 10 videos, 4 video-installations, 4 installations, 4 context-specific interventions (Gonzalo Diaz, Takahiro Iwasaki, Glexis Novoa and Cristina Lucas), 1 web-specific project (Simon Faithfull) and 1 artist’s book.
What is described at the Mart is certainly no Eden, and nor a new artistic genre, but instead a passionate and heartfelt look at the world, which necessarily reveals its most dramatic and contradictory corners. In the catalogue, Gerardo Mosquera writes that the significance of the term “landscape” simultaneously defines “both the perception of a given place, and its depiction”, making object and subject, environment and inhabitant inseparable. Today, in the conception of landscape of our time, the degree of subjectivity of perception involves the active protagonists of the transformations of a territory: those structures and individuals who intervene upon it and define its very notion, now broadened to include everything surrounding us, from motorways to forests, cities to rural settings.
Marina Abramović, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Lara Almárcegui, Analía Amaya, Carlo Alberto Andreasi, Massimo Bartolini, Gabriele Basilico, Bae Bien-U, Bleda y Rosa, Fernando Brito, Luis Camnitzer, Pablo Cardoso, Jordi Colomer, Russell Crotty, Gonzalo Dìaz, Simon Faithfull, Fischli & Weiss, Carlos Garaicoa, Emmet Gowin, Carlo Guaita, Andreas Gursky, Rula Halawani, Todd Hido, Huang Yan, Carlos Irijalba, Takahiro Iwasaki, Isaac Julien, Anselm Kiefer, Iosif Kiraly, Hong Lei, Glenda Leòn, Yao Lu, Cristina Lucas, Armando Lulaj, Rubens Mano, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Richard Mosse, Sohei Nishino, Glexis Novoa, Sherman Ong, Gabriel Orozco, Alain Paiement, Junebum Park, Paul Ramìrez Jonas, Vandy Rattana, Szymon Roginski, Ed Ruscha, Guillermo Santos, George Shaw, Gao Shiqiang, David Stephenson, Davide Tranchina, Carlos Uribe, Agnès Varda, Verne Dawson, Michael Wolf, Catherine Yass, Kang Yong-Suk, Du Zhenjun.
Curated by Gerardo Mosquera