HangART-7 Edition 13: Italy
"Una forza del passato"
The paintings can be seen as being a mighty force from days gone by which is becoming stronger and stronger and yet which is continually changing. A new generation is seeking to exploit this force and is doing it very successfully.
It is no secret that there is a long history of painting in Italy. What is currently emerging from the artistic scene there is little known outside this country which shares our southern border.
If you think about regional differences then the eight exhibiting artists based in places ranging from South Tyrol to Sicily have the most diverse approaches to painting. With his works painted onto a deep black background Alessandro Ceresoli from Milan provides unusual insights into fantastic landscapes and ancient myths. The scenes presented by Gabriele Arruzzo are colorful and cartoon-like, and combine the archaic with the contemporary.
The overwhelmingly green landscapes by Valentina D’Amaro are infused with color. In Francesco Lauretta’s paintings both traditional symbols and tradition itself are unashamedly manipulated. Despite the different motifs and techniques used, the recurring themes have a distinctly Italian character: life and death, traditions and lifestyles – giving the impression of an ever spreading dialectic force.
The exhibition is called Una Forza Del Passato which is a lyrical quotation from the film-maker and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini who in so doing rooted his personality in the context of Italy’s past. The paintings can be seen as being a mighty force from days gone by which is becoming stronger and stronger and yet which is continually changing. A new generation is seeking to exploit this force and is doing it very successfully.
Exhibition period and opening hours
4 July to 13 September 2009
Every day from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
All exhibitions at a glance
Per aspera ad astrathrough hardships to the stars /en/art/exhibitions/per-aspera-ad-astra-through-hardships-to-the-stars/
Jimmy Nelson“Before they pass away“ /en/art/exhibitions/jimmy-nelson-before-they-pass-away/
Terra MaterDiscover and understand the world /en/art/exhibitions/terra-mater-discover-and-understand-the-world/
Jörg F. ZimmermannFarben des Lichts - Fine Glass Arts /en/art/exhibitions/farben-des-lichts-fine-glass-arts-by-joerg-f-zimmermann/
Alexander Maria Lohmann
"Erfinder und Erfindungen" /en/art/exhibitions/dietmar-kainrath-erfinder-und-erfindungen/
Rainer W. Schlegelmilch
"The Golden Age of Car Racing" /en/art/exhibitions/rainer-w-schlegelmilch-the-golden-age-of-car-racing/
Finale in Salzburg
Red Bull Illume at Hangar-7 /en/art/exhibitions/red-bull-illume-at-hangar-7/
"World pictures" /en/art/exhibitions/terra-mater-world-pictures/
"Im Focus: Filme" /en/art/exhibitions/dietmar-kainrath-im-focus-filme/
Dietmar KainrathCulture in Cans /en/art/exhibitions/dietmar-kainrath-culture-in-cans/
The Last Mile /en/art/exhibitions/steve-mcqueen/
Gregor Schlierenzauer“Stille Momente” (Quiet Moments) /en/art/exhibitions/gregor-schlierenzauer/
Yssilo - Parallele Welt /en/art/exhibitions/robert-rottensteiner/
A Parametric Pavilion /en/art/exhibitions/the-swarm/
HangART–7 Edition 19: The Baltic States
Tides of change /en/art/hangart-7-edition-19-the-baltic-states/
Red Bull Illume 2011
Picture This! /en/art/exhibitions/red-bull-illume-2011/
HangART–7 Edition 18: Czech Republic
A Dance /en/art/hangart-7-edition-18-czech-republic/
HangART–7 Edition 17:
HangART–7 Edition 16: EnglandThe Secret Of England's Greatness /en/art/hangart-7-edition-16-england/
Material, Form und Raum /en/art/exhibitions/jos-pirkner-material-form-und-raum/
HangART–7 Edition 15: AustriaAn Encounter with
HangART–7 Edition 14: Germany
Paint Something German /en/art/hangart-7-edition-14-germany/
Circle of Memory /en/art/exhibitions/eleanor-coppola/
HangART–7 Edition 13: Italy
Una forza del passato /en/art/hangart-7-edition-13-italy/
HangART–7 Edition 12: Portugal
Pavilhão de Portugal /en/art/hangart-7-edition-12-portugal/
HangART–7 Edition 11: L.A. Potential
L.A. Potential /en/art/hangart-7-edition-11-la-potential/