Publicness in Contemporary Italian Art: The Work of FRANCESCO ARENA

Sep 23, 2014 1185

Artist Francesco Arena (The Olnick/Spanu Program) in conversation with:
Lorenzo Benedetti, director of De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam
Vincenzo De Bellis, curator, founder of Peep Hole Milan, and director of Miart
Ara H. Merjian, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, NYU

Francesco Arena was born in Torre Santa Susanna, Brindisi, in 1978, now he lives and works in Cassano delle Murge, Bari.
To create his works he starts from the history, in particular from the political and social facts that characterized the recent past. Episods, too many times hidden or hushed up, that in the works by Francesco Arena gain a new life thanks to the synthetic and metaphorical forms of his sculptures.



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