Artist stretched over the fabrics in kimono, Photo by Roberta Nossa
Artist: Guido Nosari De Danieli
Curators: Giovanni Berera, Chiara del Monte
Red zone, again and again.
Who in this period has not felt alone, at least once?
Bergamo, in Italy, was the first and most affected city by the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that it became a symbol of it.
It is still in the “red zone”, with a curfew and a ban on leaving the house.
Guido Nosari De Danieli lets out a scream that embraces the walls of the Nuovo Palace in Bergamo downtown, an historical building in the city, and bring to the public an artistic incursion of resistance that reveals so much of our time, of our days.
11 circular textile artworks, of different diameters and configurations, host a single porcelain plate in the center. They represent the current solitude of the meal, a convivial moment par excellence and denied in this capacity for too long. The table has always been a moment that unites, that conveys many stories and different identities in a single place, creates a relationship, the fruit of the gift consumed.
Guido’s art plays with and denounces the impossibility, creating a representation of it: now a denunciation of loneliness, now remembering a denied possibility. The aggregation of infinite stories is represented by the multiplicity of colors chosen, while the bond, firm but imperceptible, is well hidden in the seams – by hand or by machine – capable of giving (and being) the body of its layered fabrics.
Each well-prepared table, however, carries with it the idea of being undone. Of a temporary service that is not renounced, because its beauty is hidden precisely in the short term. In this temporality, almost timeless clouds, a symbol of change, are inserted directly from the Chinese tradition. They seem to walk slowly, on the stories of each one, blowing strong a single desire.
Let everything pass.
Text by Chiara del Monte