Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, March, 1, 2017: 5-8 pm
2 March 2017 - 5 March 2017
For this edition of The Armory Show, Galleria d'Arte Maggiore g.a.m. is delighted to present a special exhibition in its booth 208 on Pier 92, reproducing the project of the show that the Gallery organized in 2013 at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia on the occasion of the 55. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Danilo Eccher, the exhibition was dedicated to three main protagonists of the international art scene: Roberto Sebastian Matta and his sons Gordon Matta-Clark and Pablo Echaurren, exhibited for the first time together on that occasion.
Three personal stories, three social contexts and three different artistic languages are the starting point for this exhibition. The common thread between the father and his sons is found less in their references than in the visionariness of their creative gestures and the social dimension of their narratives. The exhibition reveals a thin red line between Roberto Sebastian’s surrealist dream, Pablo Echaurren’s irreverent graphics and Gordon Matta-Clark’s corrosions of mental architecture, allowing us to discover the scent of a shared feeling, the sound of the same mental battle and the dream of a single utopic glow. The resulting cross-section is neither delimited by nor derives from their family history, exceptional as it is, but rather expands the boundaries to the cultural and political spheres with which these three artists were deeply engaged.