“10 YEARS OF EURO. E pluribus unum “
Julius Galgani (ITALY), Carina Fogde (SWEDEN)
Charlotte Amalie Holm Marseillas (DENMARK), Teresa Picornell (SPAIN)
curated by Costanzo Costantini and Floriana Tondinelli
Location: Gallery Tondinelli Address: Via Quattro Fontane, 128 / a – 00184 Rome
Tel: 06 4744300 www.galleriatondinelli.it Duration: 6-28 June 2012
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The Gallery presents Tondinelli 6 to 28 June 2012 the exhibition “10 years of euro. E pluribus unum “with works by Giulio Galgani, Carina Fogde, Charlotte Amalie Marseillas Holm, Teresa Picornell, curated by Costanzo Costantini and Floriana Tondinelli. “E pluribus unum” to draw from multiple units. The meaning of this motto is: Europe is a continent with different languages and traditions, but also with shared common values to be protected. It gives impetus to cooperation between the peoples of Europe, promoting unity while preserving diversity and ensuring that decisions are taken as close as possible to the citizens. This is the spirit of Europe and shows that we introduce in the gallery, through the interpretation of 4 artists from different countries with a common language: the contemporary art.
Contemporary art in this exhibition aims to be “a bridge” across Europe, as well as the iconography of cash that we use daily.
The artists chosen to represent in turn the countries of origin Italy, Spain, Sweden and Denmark, have a summary of similarities and common pathways in the sign of culture and art. Both Italy and Spain in the representation of the currency they choose two literary Dante Alighieri, Miguel de Cervantes and are very active in various countries with the Italian Cultural Institutes. Sweden and Denmark will promote the development of young contemporary artists, particularly women, having a tradition of women’s emancipation in Sweden dating back to 1909, respectively, with universal suffrage granted to women and Denmark in 1919. For Italy we have to wait until 1946.
Galgani Julius (Italy), Italian artist presents a vision of Europe with geographic geopitture, and Euro-checkers. Through a mixed technique in which people, Europeans, are represented by small bronze men, the same size and same color to symbolize the integration and cooperation. Works in the Euro-dame, our citizens are pawns in a continuous movement within the European Union. Galgani with its geopitture article intends to underline the European charter which states the equality between the peoples of Europe.
Carina Fogde (Sweden), representing the colors of Sweden with an endless expanse, which resembles the typical Swedish landscape. An intimate representation, which emerges from the combination of two colors tend to blend together, green, turquoise, symbol of harmony responding to the concept of the European Union. The presence of the Swedish artist is a contribution to cultural exchanges between the various states and an increasing share of countries that have acceded to the Charter of Fundamental Rights and for which the culture and the arts are a signal of continuity.
Charlotte Amalie Marseillas Holm (Denmark), Danish artist in painting we find groups of people, today’s Europeans. The unity and diversity of each individual in the canvases of Marseillas live together, alternating between static and dynamic figures, the young and the elderly, the clown, the sister …
Europe is the spirit of exchange, which can not coexist with war … that sooner or later takes hold of every people … then the Member will work as if they were in an eternal covenant for this (Manuel Kant, To Perpetual Peace ). In this spirit adheres Marseillas.
Teresa Picornell (Spain), the survey covers the Spanish artist’s world of women, his “mujeres” are on display with clothes everyday and work clothes. The dress as a symbol of membership, container, made of layers of different color and different materials, in place of the traditional canvas. The reference is to Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights European Union, which states the equality between men and women ensured in all areas, including employment, work and pay. The importance of women within the European Union has also given rise to a woman linked to the myth of Europe, which represents solidarity and harmony.