(Those who Utopia eat apples. From dream to project in four steps)
The exhibition, to be held in the charming location of the Antica Dogana of Verona, is concentrated on the main theme of the 2018 edition of ArtVerona, Utopia, by exploring it in four sections: Utopia come libertà (Utopia means freedom), Utopia come lusso del pensiero (Utopia means thought as a luxury), Utopia come costruzione di comunità (Utopia means the building of communities), Fallimento come rischio dell’utopia (Failure as risk of utopia), investigating the controversial, recurrent and fickle nature of utopia and the challenges it poses in going beyond conventional facts and present times. The works by Gino De Dominicis, Maria Lai, Carlos Garaicoa, Paola Pivi, Li Wei, Marinella Senatore, Diego Perrone, Piotr Ulansky, Elena Mazzi and many others, from the 1960’s to the present, compose trans-generation dialogues where the intent of rethinking society is set opposite to the provocation hidden in the representation of a solitary escape and of a rebellious gesture.
Exhibition conceived by Adriana Polveroni
curated by Adriana Polveroni and Gabriele Tosi designed for the charming rooms of the Palazzo ex Dogana di terra, loaned to the Superintendency for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of the Provinces of Verona, Rovigo and Vicenza, that is working at the project together with the Municipality of Verona.
Corte Dogana, 2
12 October 2018 – 2 December 2018
Catalogue by Manfredi Editore