2021-10-25

-"Mehr licht"-

Casa Masaccio | Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea
30 October 2022 - 6 February 2022

-“Mehr Licht!”- (more light!)
curated by Rita Selvaggio
30 October 2022 - 6 February 2022

-“Mehr Licht!”- (more light!)
The exact last words pronounced by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe before breathing his last serve as the title for the coming exhibition at Casa Masaccio | Centro for l’Arte Contemporanea, which will open on 30 October 2021.

The concept of light has been a fundamental element of the history of art, as well as an indispensable means for the vision and transmission of colours in space, and ever since the 1960s has become an integral part of the expressive language of art.
 
The exhibition brings together a group of artists from different countries and belonging to different generations – Alberto Garutti (Galbiate, 1948), Alfredo Jaar (Santiago del Cile, 1956), Daniele Milvio (Rome, 1988), Ann Veronica Janssens (Folkestone, 1956), Joseph Kosuth (Toledo, 1945), Kaspar Müller (Schaffhausen, 1983), Michel Verjux (Chalon-sur-Saône, 1956) – whose works presented at Casa Masaccio focus on phenomena of perception and on the idea that light itself can be both subject and material of art.
The journey made by light has very remote sources. It has passed through myth and metaphysics, theology and art, before being secularised in our everyday lives, trapped in our control and our practical activity. Becoming material of our objects and object of our work, it asks for a different perception of the world, a different bearing of the body, a much more fluid boundary between inside and outside.

-“Mehr Licht!”- is dedicated to the memory of Daniele Del Giudice (Rome, 11 July 1949 – Venice, 2 September 2021), whose essays in the volume In Questa Luce (Einaudi, Torino 2013) have served as a guide in the preparation of this exhibition.

– ‘Of light our things, of light our arms, of light our communications, the monitor and the computer - memory that becomes light – [...]’ –