MATtam 63

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Sala Attilio Regolo del Giardino Segreto | Palazzo Te | Mantova

Aldo Grazzi


Sunday May 21 2023
only between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM

A succession of interweaving of colored beads, like contemporary banners to define the space (internal and shared), is placed vertically to show a free path between the symmetries and the preciousness of the compositions. Almost a confession of "a mystical anarchist", as the artist defines himself.

Aldo Grazzi (1954, Pomponesco, MN), lives and works in Perugia after many years spent in Venice where he was a teacher at the Accademia di Belle Arti. Since the 1970s, he has elaborated an approach to conceptuality that takes various forms (photography, video etc). In the second half of the 1980s, his artistic research intertwined with his role as curator of exhibition events (Rapido Fine, Traviata, etc.). Increasingly, procedures are used in his works that involve manual intervention and in this sense he approaches the pictorial process. Some trips to Africa (1987/93), constitute the occasion to carry out works together with members of the Maasai and Samburu tribes. During the 1990s he participated in the Bolognese climate linked to the Neon Gallery. Gradually Grazzi feels the need to develop his path focusing exclusively on his own doings.

"Attention is fixed on words embodied in the colored beads, like keys of meaning to open worlds of possible experience." Donata Negrini

Co-production with
Fondazione Palazzo Te Mantova

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