“EUROPEAN CUTENESS ART. Kindchenschema – Pseudoego – Community Narcissism”. (Contaminazioni 016).

C.A. Studio Soligo, one of the most important Italian cultural associations, founded in 1969, and with a significant contribution to the Italian cultural and artistic trends of Pop Art, will present with the Sofia Arsenal Museum of Contemporary Art, from 15th September to 30th October 2016, the exhibition “EUROPEAN CUTENESS ART. Kindchenschema – Pseudoego – Community Narcissism”, curated by Giancarlo Carpi, Italian critic.

“EUROPEAN CUTENESS ART. Kindchenschema – Pseudoego – Community Narcissism” is a multinational and itinerant exhibition that already had a stage in the “Constantin Brancusi Exhibition Hall” of Bucarest (Palace of Parliament) and in the Italian Culture Institute of Bucarest last Spring, and is going to come in 2017 in Italy. It includes artists from Romania, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland and Italy joined for the first time as a team. Other partners of the exhibition are Art Yourself Gallery (Bucharest) Joana Grevers Foundation – 418 Gallery (Bucharest), Arosita Gallery (Sofia) Core Art Gallery (Rome) and Lantana Editore (Rome). The exhibition is part of a biennial project called “Contaminazioni”, started in 2014 with an exhibition in Constanta, Romania, and in Varna, Bulgaria.

Parallel events will take place along the whole year of 2016 and will gather artists in group exhibitions in the partners’ galleries, solo shows, discussions and panel talks, as a part of the project.

This exhibition certifies some formal, morphological and subject ongoing preoccupations for the art objects and attitudes classified according to the cuteness esthetics. “Taking into account this aesthetical category combines the two concepts: commodity fetishism and subjectivity mutilation, as well as its own morphological vector, – Kindchenschema (or “baby schema”) – it leads to the unique conclusion that this approach doesn't belong to a single cultural tradition. The exhibition certifies the spread inside the European art of some post-war artistic tendencies with deep roots in both the Asian and North-American continent: The Japanese Superflat and the American Pop Surrealism. In a historical and artistic subsequence, which seems to eradicate this European production of an aesthetics referring to the commercial- artistic and also to the merchandising and to the uniform expression of a capitalism connected to economic and cultural globalization, by creating this exhibition is attempted to headline this trend in certain European countries. On the other hand, there is a constant dispute whether and in what extent this aesthetics is subordinated to other artistic trends, much more related to these countries cultural tradition” [Giancarlo Carpi].


Stefano Bolcato, Danilo Bucchi, Maria M. Bordeariu, Adrian Buzduca, Radu Carnariu, Laura Covaci, Darie Dup, Luciano Fabale, Marianna Felicetti, Gerlanda di Francia, Max Ferrigno, Gabriels, Kaloyan Iliev, Loreta Isac, Serena Leardini, Flavia Lupu, Luisa Montalto, Dan Nica, Ileana Oancea, Omino 71, Daria Palotti, Jordan Pancov, Laura Patacchia, Bogdan Pelmus, Magda Pelmus, Elisa Pietrelli, Cristiano Petrucci, Adrian Preda, Natascia Raffio, Adrian Sandu, Silvano Tessarollo, Katja Tukiainen, Elio Varuna, Esteban Villalta Marzi, Deyan Yanev, Valentina Zummo.

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