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"Maurizio Vetrugno: Sound Threads"
2003-03-12 until 2003-04-19
Carbone.to
Torino, , IT Italy

In his new solo exhibition at Carbone.to Maurizio Vetrugno shows a series of hand-embroidered works inspired by long playing records from the 1950s to the 1980s. Looking to the time when cardboard record covers had their greatest aesthetic flourishing, Vetrugno gives a visual tribute to images that are definitely part of the recent popular culture.

As Giorgio Verzotti says in the catalog text, "Above all, in these examples, embroidery expresses its most striking quality as a means of salvation: no matter how fragile it may seem, embroidery employs materials that are sufficiently strong to make these images eternal (…) And salvation, even if it is based on an exchange of signs that modify the original a little, is applied to the objects and images, and extends to what lies behind them, the historical period, the past, history and with it the collective identity which we recognise in all this. Once again, taste and the community that develops and legitimises it, or at least which strives towards it and its reconstruction. We could describe it as tending towards meaning, overcoming fragmentation and the diaspora of the subjects. "

Maurizio Vetrugno (Torino, 1957) works from the beginning of the 80s. After attending the DAMS University in Bologna, he opens the Neon gallery with Gino Gianuizzi. Back in Torino he applies exclusively to his artwork, firstly with painting and then with different investigations on fashion. He starts to work with embroidery at the end of the 80s. His works will be part of the shows "Melting Pop", curated by Gianluca Marziani, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, March 2003; and "Il racconto del filo. Ricamo e cucito nell’arte contemporanea", curated by Giorgio Verzotti and Francesca Pasini, MART, Trento and Rovereto Museum of Art, May 2003.

IMAGE:
Maurizio Vetrugno
AY BO LE 2002
Arazzo,
cm 40 x 40


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