The cultural and exhibition project entitled TAKE CARE. Modern and contemporary art from the Unipol Group’s Heritage, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, constitutes the 2019 edition of the annual event CUBO dedicates to the artistic heritage of the Unipol Group, disseminating knowledge of art and making it accessible to the public.
The exhibition is divided among two Unipol locations: Milan hosts the exhibition entitled Power to matter! The human and technological perspective, which seeks to highlight the potential of technological experimentation and new media. In Bologna the exhibition is entitled Get busy! Men and works for society and focuses on work and its value, not only productive, but ethical and social.
In Milan, the project focuses on materials and new technologies: “In hyper-technological and hyper-connected Milan, the exhibition project selects some masterpieces starting from the Post-War Period to investigate how the artist, since the Second World War, has managed to overcome the wounds and ethical and aesthetic fractures of World War II to trigger a virtuous creative and dialectical process with the discoveries offered by the world of industry and business. The exhibition also offers the public a look at the new generations which are engaged in a critical rereading of history to reflect on the perspective of 21st-century man by connecting the experimentation of materials with an active reflection on the new potential of digital and virtual technology, in an immersive, relational and interactive direction” (taken from the text in the catalogue by Ilaria Bignotti).
The very first example of the Milanese exhibition theme is by Lucio Fontana, presented together with other selected works (including Francesco Lo Savio, Beverly Pepper, Roberto Crippa, Domenico Bianchi) to tell us about the new materials, new technologies and discoveries of the time. The path is completed with a look at the new generations, from Francesca Pasquali to Stefano Ronci, from Joanie Lemercier to Quayola.
The inaugural moment of the exhibition was attended by Ilaria Bignotti, curator and art historian and Marco Montemaggi, Heritage Marketing Manager.
- Francesco Lo Savio, Senza titolo, 1958,
- Carlo Ramous, Tensione, bozzetto, 1978, courtesy Walter Patscheider
- Quayola, PP 3DScan, #T011.A12, 2016, courtesy Studio Quayola