The artist Bruno Fantelli has been selected for the exhibition in Venice entitled I'd rather not. The utopian space of representation, an event organized by the Foundation Bevilacqua la Masa, founded in 1898 in Venice, which deals with contemporary art and organizes exhibitions to promote young and established artists.
Bruno Fantelli participates from 7.05.21 to 10.06.21 in a traditional exhibition event in the Gallery of Piazza San Marco at the end of a program dedicated to the Ateliers of the Istitution Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, which are located in the prestigious spaces of Palazzo Carminati in San Stae, and in the cloister of SS Cosma e Damiano alla Giudecca.
This is one of the oldest programs of hospitality in work spaces for young artists, organized by an Institution that boasts more than 100 years of history. Each year the Ateliers are assigned to the most deserving through a specific call for applications.
The exhibition focuses on the work of young artists developed during their stay in residence.
The work that Bruno Fantelli presents in the exhibition is entitled "Quinto Stato", a reinterpretation of the very famous "Quarto Stato" by Pelizza da Volpedo, which has become a symbol of the world of subordinate work and of the political-union and workers' battles, from the 19th century onwards with the second industrial revolution.
In addition, "Quinto Stato" has great affinities with Profezia, a poem by Pier Paolo Pasolini from "Il libro delle croci" (1964), later in "Alì dagli occhi azzurri" (1965). Pasolini's words, significant for the artist, thus become an explanatory caption of the work.
The exhibition space of the exhibition I'd rather not. The utopian space of the representation, moreover, offers several "site-specific" installations that give a disturbing effect to the exhibition and are inserted in the most unexpected and hidden places of the Foundation, such as the inner courtyard and the shutters on the windows.