Since its inception, the Mendrisio Art Museum has given ample space to contemporary art by presenting monographs by artists of different generations active in Ticino, or collective exhibitions.
From yesterday to today means, in this case, that contemporary art is understood as something that is not enclosed in a single generation, or little more, but extends over time from works dating from the early 1980s to the present day. These are sometimes works - see in the extreme cases of Giuseppe Bolzani, Sergio Emery, Edmondo Dobrzanski, Max Huber - that are the expression of a final moment, not the beginning but the final step of a journey.
The contemporary is here understood as a dialogue between generations that cover about forty years of history, suddenly changing from a memory of atmospheres of the latest naturalism to a technologically ultra-elaborated image. A motivated choice, not a gamble, if we think that since the early eighties, after the earthquake of the neo-avant-garde, there has been a gradual settling and a return to the forefront of ancient techniques alongside those of recent production.
Renzo Ferrari - Wild, contact, after N.Y., 1995-1996, oil on canvas
Gregorio Pedroli - Untitled, 2015, mixed media on canvas, photo© Museo d'arte Mendrisio / Stefano Spinelli, 2020
Tommaso Donati - Without memory 1,2,3 (Triptych), 2016, digital print on plexiglas, Gino and Gianna Macconi donation
Luca Mengoni - Untitled, 2010, mixed media on paper, photo© Museo d'arte Mendrisio / Stefano Spinelli, 2020
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