Homemade: Magazzino Italian Art
Curated by Director Vittorio Calabrese with Chiara Mannarino, the approximately 30 works on view demonstrate how participating artists pushed their practice during this period, using new methods and materials, and interrogating new issues—from concrete casts that explore polarized concepts, such as connection and separation, to large-scale painting that investigates cosmic natures. The exhibition presents these works alongside a selection of previous projects by the artists to shed light on their broader creative practices. Taken together, Homemade serves as a testament to the power and resilience of art and its ability to connect us all. Marking the first exhibition of contemporary art to be mounted on-site at Magazzino in the museum’s history.
For the last several years, Davide Balliano has worked exclusively in black and white. Known for his paintings and sculptures that use an austere, minimal language of abstract geometries, Balliano for this project completely deviated from his typical practice and embraced color. Using only tubes of paint in bright hues and readily available materials meticulously organized in his studio, Balliano dispelled his habitual, disciplined practice and created expressionistic color studies informed by the natural world.