Exhibitions

How far should we go?
Linda Carrara, Lucia Cristiani, Cleo Fariselli, Ettore Favini, Irene Fenara, Silvia Mariotti, Giovanni Oberti, Alice Ronchi

Fondazione ICA Milano presents the group exhibition How far should we go? curated by Rossella Farinotti.
The focus of the exhibition is on landscape, deepened and explored from multiple points of view through the works of eight Italian artists, different from each other in generation and linguistic code: Linda Carrara, Lucia Cristiani, Cleo Fariselli, Ettore Favini, Irene Fenara, Silvia Mariotti, Giovanni Oberti and Alice Ronchi.

Exhibition How far should we go?
Artists Linda Carrara, Lucia Cristiani, Cleo Fariselli, Ettore Favini, Irene Fenara, Silvia Mariotti, Giovanni Oberti, Alice Ronchi
Date 28.10.2022 - 23.12.2022
Curator Rossella Farinotti
Venue Fondazione ICA Milano
All images Courtesy Fondazione ICA Milano. Photo: Cosimo Filippini

The title of the exhibition originates from the 2019 work Wherever Yugo, I go by Lucia Cristiani, which featured the phrase “How far should I go to make something of myself?” etched with acid on the windshield of a Yugo, a small and iconic car popular in the former Yugoslavia. The question, while seemingly simple, triggers a reflection focused on the state of mind that frequently pervades those who embark on a journey with a certain sensibility, paving the way for a collective exploration focused on the theme of formalizing the landscape in its multiple interpretations. From the imaginary sceneries that populate our dreams to the real ones captured by the camera, How far should we go? places in dialogue an ecosystem of different works and installations that find their own point of contact in the attempt to escape an increasingly complex and unregulated system.

The exhibition, presented on the second floor of Fondazione ICA Milano, dialogues with the space by tracing a narrative line where artworks are fragments linked by lines in common. Imaginaries related to still life are ringed with the movement of stolen images, non-places and their derivations are substituted for delicate personal reflections that project the theme of landscape beyond social, political and cultural boundaries, reworking reality in an autonomous way and revealing points of view that, perhaps, had never been thought of.

The exhibition is accompanied by a booklet with texts by Rossella Farinotti, Matilde Galletti and Annika Pettini and enriched by a calendar of meetings, co-curated by Matilde Galletti, aimed at exploring the issues highlighted in the exhibition. Guests will include intellectuals and writers such as anthropologist Iain Chambers and writer Suad Amiry moderated by Francesco Marilungo.

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