< Claudio Parmiggiani
Parmiggiani a San Lupo
Claudio Parmiggiani
May 17, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
Ex Oratorio di San Lupo, Bergamo (Italy)
In the evocative setting of the former Oratory of San Lupo, Claudio Parmiggiani (Luzzara, 1943), one of Italy's best-known artists, arrives with a long-awaited installation.

The exhibition continues the intense exhibition activity that the Fondazione Bernareggi has been dedicating to contemporary art for years, promoting the talent of young artists from Bergamo, as well as bringing the solid experience of great, now established artists to the city. This is the case of Claudio Parmiggiani, whose work has been examined by leading contemporary critics and thinkers: Jean Clair, Jean-Luc Nancy, Georges Didi-Huberman.

In the San Lupo exhibition in Bergamo, Parmiggiani resonates the chords of his poetics through one of the most established elements of his expressive world. A load of ancient bells will fill the architectural space of the former oratory, evoking in this way a memory of the sacred forced to remain mute, brought back to life by objects capable only of generating nostalgia. As in all his work, the artist works on the themes of absence, of memory, of all that seems lost, but which continues to stir the expectations of our soul.

Images by Carlo Vannini