- Art & Culture
Via Cernobbio, 19, Como
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019
From its title, the project addresses Campo Urbano, the art-event curated by Luciano Caramel that occupied the public spaces of the Italian town of Como for one day on 21 September 1969 with a number of artistic ephemeral interventions; often disorienting for Como’s residents and local press. Among art writers and curators, the exhibition sparked and propelled a lengthy debate about the exhibitions that had been burgeoning in the years 1968-1969 in the squares and streets of small towns in Italy. In the midst of the protest and anti-authoritarian movements of ‘68, and the consequent occupation of the street by workers and students, Campo Urbano, as in other exhibitions of these years, sought a new connection with the reality of everyday life, and a wider public than only an art audience.
Through documents from the archives of the artists, original editorial material (designed by Bruno Munari), video recordings, and rich photographic documentation, the exhibition will reconstruct the events of Campo Urbano. Along with the pivotal role of the photographic documentation by Ugo Mulas for the diffusion of Campo Urbano, the exhibition will present unpublished photographs of the Como exhibition by Gianni Berengo Gardin and Gabriele Basilico.
The exhibition is in borgovico33 (via Borgo Vico 33, Como)
Phone: +39 0313384976