Berlinde De Bruyckere
Curate by Paola Tognon
Bergamo, Monastero del Carmine
June 25 – July 26, 2015
Opening June 25, 7pm
contemporary locus opens a new exhibition project inside the Carmine, one of the oldest and most secret monasteries in the city of Bergamo. May through October 2015, the Carmine Monastery takes a whole new function by acting as a hub for art, theater and music events, under the management of the Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo (TTB).
This time, once again under the curatorship of Paola Tognon, contemporary locus 8 engages three international artists – Evgeny Antufiev (Kyzyl, 1986), Etienne Chambaud (Mulhouse, 1980), and Berlinde De Bruyckere (Gent, 1964) – along with the Atelier dell’Errore, a so-called “social sculpture”, i.e. an network art project which is functional to child neuro-psychiatry, where for thirteen years animals, and animals only, have been drawn.
The site, its history, and the concurring Expo 2015 have led the 8th edition of contemporary locus to focus on the relationship between humans and animals, and how art may foster it. The exhibition results from a selection of works that hint at contradictions and phantoms, anthropomorphisms and arts & crafts, and hence cast a new light on concepts such as belonging and difference.