2.04 – 1.05.2016 / opening 2.04 18:00 / Council Chamber of the former Town hall, Casarsa della Delizia (Italy) Piazza IV Novembre 23  /  iodeposito.org/0807  /  Programma 2015/2016

Opening of the exhibition of contemporary art Eastern front/Eastern meridian / The rise of a World War, the reconstruction of a new world. International Contemporary artists confronted with the legacies of the Eastern Front.

The exhibition will be open from April 2 to May 1, 2016, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2.00PM to 8.00PM.

Eastern front/Eastern meridian brochure.pdf

Artworks by Massimiliano Boschini, Sean Burn, Mircea Ciutu, Costanza Materassi, Mel Nemeth, Alkiste Papadopoulou, Andreea Rus, Marius Strolia, Maruša Štibelj, Agata Szymanek Giuditta R.

Eleven international artists portray the experience of eleven different countries connected during the First World War from the Eastern Front line in the direction of the meridian, from the Baltic Sea to the Balkans: territories devastated by the utter domination of the Austria-Hungarian Empire and subjugated by Russia and the Western Empires.
The narrative will be told through the eyes of some exponents with an atavistic strength: dreams, ghosts, childhood, identity and oppression will be the main subjects of the paintings, of the art installation and of the sound art.In the heart of this artistic path there are the historical events that took place in the artists’ homeland as well as their deepest and most personal reflections. The serial repetition of the violence and of the sempiternal conflict emerge from the colour intensity, from the agitated and tormented brushstroke and from the wide dimension of the canvas paintings, that are purposely left without a frame to carve the walls as if they were petroglyphs. The result is a choir fresco, a path of deconstruction and reconstruction of the human experience during the First World War.

B#Side War Vol.II La seconda edizione della rassegna artistica e culturale diffusa, permea 12 territori del Friuli Venezia Giulia, del Veneto e dell’Istria, con una forte componente internazionale: coinvolgerà contributors provenienti da 39 paesi del mondo, per promuovere una riflessione trasversale e congiunta sul comune passato delle guerre mondiali, con lo scopo di indagare quei nessi che sussistono tra il primo conflitto mondiale e il nostro quotidiano, tra il nostro passato di guerra e il modo in cui oggi percepiamo il mondo. Affioreranno diverse chiavi di lettura, che si legano a vicende storiche complesse che pongono ancora l’interrogativo sull’esperienza umana del primo conflitto mondiale, ad oggi non del tutto scandagliata, ma talmente potente nella sua tragicità, da valicare la misura della vita di chi l’ha fronteggiata direttamente, trasmettendosi anche dopo la morte dell’individuo, forte al punto da plasmare l’identità culturale di generazione in generazione.