come un maglione

come un maglione

at Galleria Vannucci

Via della Provvidenza 6, Pistoia


Opening: 17 February 2018, 17:00 to 19:00 hrs.

The exhibition will be on view through March 17, 2018.

For Vittorio Corsini the investigation on the “habitat” is always very present and it is conveyed in the aesthetic reflection about the symbolic and nearly apotropaic power of his fetishes, in the critical examination of the relation between identity and stability, in the attention to all the aspects of the contemporary condition which emphasize the knowledge of space and time as an occasion for a renewed awareness with life. In his most recent work he develops a different poetic path that frees itself from all the constraints which separate sculpture from drawing, painting from installation art and they connect the form (the crucial result of what the artist creates; the form of the existence of art, not connected to visibility and tangibility) with life, illuminated by the experience of art.

The Italian word abitare, “to dwell”, (just like habitat), comes from the Latin word habitare, which derives from habere (“to have”). Philologically, the verb is a frequentative verb that indicates a repetition of the meaning of avere (“to have”), tenere (“to hold”), possedere (“to own”). The dwelling, the house, is then the mark and the symptom of possession, of a social and economic status. The action involved in “to own” and “to dwell” becomes an instrument of measurement and, inevitably, of discrimination: who doesn’t own anything, doesn’t dwell, therefore, doesn’t hold any citizenship. In Corsini’s work, the terms of this legitimacy’s cut are questioned. Instead of the rejecting possessions, meant as the exclusive availability of a good, he develops an extended habitat conception. The non-migratory and privative principle gets disrupted: the dwelling opens, literally, in a mental, imaginative, understanding version made with unexpected margins.

  a cura di Pietro Gaglianò

Galleria Vannucci – Pistoia

Via della Provvidenza 6, Pistoia
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 9/12.30 16/19.30 and by appointment.
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