Interceptions. Propulsions, tangencies, deviations. Facts and characteristics of art in Basilicata since modern era
A seminar by Donato Faruolo
Modernity arrives in Basilicata in a clear, perceptible way, as an unexpected and unwanted, explosive and persuasive fact, but of which, from a certain moment on, it cannot be done without. The inferiority complex was, before then, the prerogative of the intellectual classes, the only ones able to see the world and then return with a “southern question” in the suitcase. But from the displacement of the Sassi of Matera to the agrarian reform, up to the earthquake of 1980, every salient step of the modern has been proposed as introjection of inadequacy, desire for legitimate and necessary emancipation and, at the same time, uprooting: significant that at the center of each of these salient events of the modern there is the abandonment of the house.
From Levi to De Martino, up to the most recent experiences of cultural planning and relational art on the threshold of Matera 2019, the path delineated by Donato Faruolo aims to introduce visitors, artists and future “artistic residents” to the salient issues of the art in Basilicata, not to outline territoriality to be emphasized, but to become aware of those intertextualities that incur, unwanted or designed, in every work that feeds on the journey.
In the photo: Mario Cresci, Interni mossi, self-portrait, Tricarico, 1979