Homo Faber. Il ritorno del fare nell’arte contemporanea. (Homo Faber. The Return of ‘making’ in contemporary art) features works created by more than thirty nationally and internationally-known contemporary artists whose works ‘communicate’ with the treasures of the Castello Sforzesco situated in the sale della Rocchetta.
Curated by Mimmo Di Marzio in collaboration with Nicoletta Castellaneta, the aim of the exhibition is to link the present with the past and to highlight the conceptual and formal bond between works from as early as the Middle Ages to the languages of contemporary art, notably the dedication to technique and material knowledge, both of which are aspects in the current revival of manual skills by contemporary artists.
The show includes drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, video and site-specific works.
Participating artists in the exhibition are: Hernan Bas, Bertozzi and Casoni, Alighiero Boetti, Michael Borremans, Mario Ceroli, Mat Collishaw, Vanni Cuoghi, Fulvio Di Piazza, Nathalie Djurberg, DTao, Federico Guida, Giovanni Iudice, Liu Jianhua, Titus Kaphar, Javier Marin, Marco Mazzoni, Beatriz Millar, Alfredo Rapetti Mogol, Elena Monzo, Wangechi Mutu, Moataz Nasr, Davide Nido, Luigi Ontani, Grayson Perry, Markus Shinwald, Sissi, Carlo Steiner, Lee Sung Kuen, Tarshito, Raquib Shaw, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Francesco Vezzoli and Kehinde Wiley.
Castello Sforzesco Website