MORETTI Fine Art will present Guardian Animals and Other Visible Beings, a new show highlighting experimental work of young students from the Atelier dell‘Errore in Bergamo, Italy later this year also in collaboration with Italian fashion brand Max Mara. The Atelier is an Italian non-profit organisation that complements the services of the child neuro-psychiatric clinics of Reggio Emilia and Bergamo. In this exhibition, an emotional dialogue ensues between the exceptional drawing work of the Atelier students with paintings by classical Italian masters, Andrea de Bartoli and Carlo Dolci.
“If you look carefully, rising before your eyes you will see the beings that swarm the depths of the human soul. Not ghosts, not apparitions, but rather true images of what is up there,” Marco Belpoliti
Niccolò, Atelier dell’Errore, Ira, 2016, pencil on cardboard, 50 x 70 cm.
Photograph: the artist and Atelier dell’Errore
The first part of the exhibition comprises fantastical depictions of insects on a “black ground” drawn by students in response to the Seven Cardinal Sins from classical iconography. The second part presents ten beautifully hand drawn images on a white background, a “relational art work” that expresses the struggles of these talented aspiring artists to assimilate with others socially. A book of colour plates, Atlante di Zoologia Profetica, accompanies the exhibition with critical commentaries on the work of the Atelier dell’Errore by art critics, psychoanalysts, poets and theologians.
by Miranda Charalambous
The Guardian Animals and Other Visible Beings is made in collaboration with Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara runs from October 4 – November 2, 2016 at Moretti Fine Art, 2a – 6 Ryder Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QB
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Front page image: Tommaso; Luca; Laura; Pietro, Atelier dell’Errore, Vendicatore di Notte che divorisce dei compagni di classe che io mi avvicino e loro si allontanano e dicono che puzzo, 2013 – 2015, mixed media on paper, 120 x 200 cm. Photograph: the artist and Atelier dell’ErroreTags: Andrea de Bartoli > Atelier dell'Errore > Bergamo > Carlo Dolci. > exhibition > Italian masters > London > Marco Belpoliti > Max Mara > Moretti Fine Art > non-profit organisation > Reggio Emilia