Students, not criminals: Fuori Uso 2016
Located in the Abruzzi, in Italy, Pescara is quite an important town. In is a harbor, a highly cultural area and a city of Italian poets, like Gabriele D’Annunzio. The event known as Fuori Uso, held every four years, is an example of the liveliness
Located in the Abruzzi, in Italy, Pescara is quite an important town. In is a harbor, a highly cultural area and a city of Italian poets, like Gabriele D’Annunzio. The event known as Fuori Uso, held every four years, is an example of the liveliness and vitality of this city. Various artists, local and not, show their artworks in different settings, with different themes, in every new edition.
Curated by di Pietrantonio and Simone Ciglia, the exhibition displays the works of unknown artists, such as Alfredo Pirri, together with students and young professors from schools of fine arts of Firenze, Bologna, Napoli, Roma and other major Italian cities: some examples are Mario Airò, Vedova Mazzei, Gianni Caravaggio, Adrian Paci and Matteo Fato. The exhibition this year is called Avviso di Garanzia. In Italian, it means “Notice of Investigation”, which is linked to criminal law. Indeed, the 80 works exposed are held in the old, half abandoned courthouse of the city.
Therefore, it would be assumed that law, justice, and crime are the themes of the exhibit, considering the title and the run-down location. Instead, the spectators are taken by surprise. Almost none of the works shown have a common theme or a link with the court. The whole exhibition is an explosion of media, creativity, and varied topics. From the sculpture, to animated short movies and installations, Avviso di Garanzia aims at presenting the other possible meaning of this sentence: the trust that an instructor gives to his students.
The whole event is a passage from the old generation to the new, represented by students from different art schools in Italy. This is one of the reasons why everything is so different, crazy, and creative. However, this is not very clear to the viewer. The exhibition lacks any introductive panels and, instead, everything is explained in the catalogue. Although it’s free, Avviso di Garanzia is looking for viewers with keen eyes and high interest, probably to be part of this project and make it more and more lively and interactive.
As mentioned before, the various artworks are different in form and themes but I particularly suggest, should you see the exhibit, that you watch a brief video by Danilo Giuseppe Sciarilli, titled The Moon Tells Me a Secret (2016). Using a beautiful drawing style, this animated short film tells a truly ironic story. I won’t spoil it for you, I promise!
Prepare yourself for a suggestive and most creepy setting, a mix of artistic generations, and an immersion into the world of colours and art. This is Avviso di Garanzia and this is Fuori Uso: a continuous experiment in a small but unique city.
22 July – 3 September
Address: Piazza Alessandrini, Pescara
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / fuori-uso.it
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 5:30 PM – 22 PM