Until June 24, 2012
Frascati – Italy
The exhibition, the first of many to come I’m sure, is hosted in the former stables of Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati. Recently transformed into a museum, the16th century building is just perfect to display contemporary ceramic art.
I visited it last Sunday and although my expectations were very high because I already knew the work of some of the artists, at least thru some pictures, I still was surprised to find how good, meaningful and diverse the exhibition is and how it succeeds in capturing the current trends of Italian ceramic art.
I was happy to meet Jasmine Pignatelli, whose giant sized seeds and roots – thriving elements of a vital and raped world – I had always admired but never quite understood from the cold screen of my computer.
The 13 artists who contributed to this wonderful initiative are Silvia Calcagno, Elettra Cipriani, Guido De Zan, Fabrizio Dusi, Marino Ficola, Antonio Grieco, Annalisa Guerri, Massimo Luccioli, Rita Miranda, Riccardo Monachesi, Simone Negri, Jasmine Pignatelli and Sprout.
I took pictures of some of the works I’d like to share with you. They are not representative of the whole content of the exhibition – I’m forced to admit that my poor technical skills could not effectively deal with the challenges of the strong afternoon light that flooded the room. Not a big deal though because you’ll be forced to go and see by yourself!