“Era/Ηρα”, solo exhibition of the Italian painter Daniele Bongiovanni, brings together a selection of paintings, representative of a ten-year-long research, which will be hosted in the museum spaces of the Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre (KCCC), in Lithuania, from 13 May to 5 June 2022.
A pictorial research that focuses on the visually spiritual elements of nature (nature as land, but also as the interiority of man): a work that combines art, philosophy and a tribute to the concrete landscape, read through emotion; specifically the attempt to give what is ordinary a connotation closer to the concept of “sacred”.
Bongiovanni combining the viscerally sacred moments, gestural and otherworldly, created through the application of misty pastel tones and large areas of oil on canvas and on board, tries to bring to the surface, what often man puts in the background: the value and beauty of life and the earth, the non artificial values of all that we can define as living space, or simply a gift of something greater than ourselves. “Era/Ηρα” can represent, in its broad metaphor, not only nature, but also our present, a present that risks being compromised by violence, evil in a universal sense, and by the futile distractions of the contemporary.
This exhibition, curated by Gabija Savickaitė e Darina Detolli, is therefore a visionary and dreamlike reading of our time, of life, of a landscape that we often promise ourselves and that we rarely allow ourselves; this path is portrayed by Bongiovanni not only with the eyes but also with reason and conscience, but above all through emotion.
In this exhibition you will have the opportunity to admire in its entirety (40 pieces) the pictorial installation “Promise”, already exhibited in a version of 20 pieces in important galleries and international museums.
Daniele Bongiovanni is an Italian painter. Over the years he realizes several cycles that he presents, in solo and group exhibitions, at public institutions in Italy and abroad, including: the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in the context of the 53rd Venice Biennale; the Centro Svizzero, Milan; the Design Museum, London; the Embassy of Italy in London; the MACRO Testaccio, Rome; the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO); the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia (RISO); the Palazzo Broletto, Pavia, Italy; the Palazzo Clemente - Fondazione Malvina Menegaz per le Arti e le Culture, Castelbasso, Italy; the Palazzo della Luce, with the collaboration of the Turin Fondazione Videoinsight®, Turin; the Palazzo Sant’Elia, Palermo; the Queen Mary University of London and the 57th Venice Biennale.