Tamburo di Latta | Romberg Contemporary Art

Installation Star Room

Tamburo di latta. Antonio Cervasio, Vincenzo Marsiglia, Guido Pecci, Nicola Vinci, Fernando Zucchi
curated by Italo Bergantini and Alessandro Trabucco
Romberg Contemporary Art
Viale Le Corbusier 39 – Torre Baccari / 17° FLOOR / LATINA
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1 October - 20 November 2011

Exposure Tamburo di latta, curated by Italo Bergantini and Alessandro Trabucco, takes title and inspiration from the novel, published in 1959, by Gunter Grass, Nobel Prize in Literature 1999, and the subsequent film version of Volker Schlondorff out 20 years after, in 1979. It's the story of the life of Oskar, a child born in Gdansk in the 20s of last century and that, at the tender age of 3 age, independently and aware, takes a drastic existential decision : obtain a domestic accident to cause the disruption of its growth, a choice dictated by the observation of negative behaviors of adults disenchanted and the refusal to become like them. At birth, the mother promises him a special gift, a drum to give him right in his third birthday, object that will become an inseparable companion for life, only contact with the outside world and that will scan the rhythm of his days.
Set in the period of the rise and fall of the Nazi regime and the tragedy of the Second World War, history shows the deep reflections and thoughts of the boy Oskar, in contrast with the only phonetic element in its possession, his voice, that he will use in a "primitive" way, emitting terrible screams that can shatter glass and light bulbs. And it is this earthly existence, a constant struggle to defend their human dignity, against the absurdity of adult life, the eyes of the child violent and hypocritical.
The exhibition, set up in the Galleria in Latin Romberg, the 17 th floor of the skyscraper, part of developing these ideas in a way that the five emerging artists addressing themes that best represent the complex world of childhood and adolescence, in some ways undefined outlines, for other vital needs and structure of primary importance. so Little Oskar becomes emblematic of the delicate balance that governs the thoughts, emotions, new discoveries every day, and accompany the child lead the way to the age of reason and consciousness:
Fear, that is, the psychology of fantasy, Wish, fears of: the boogeyman, the dark, loneliness, pain, the nightmare, the feeling of abandonment. Nicola Vinci
Confidence, ie the relationship with the outside world: peers, family, adults, the environment, historical events. Antonio Cervasio
Game, or recreation, The conviviality, the carefree: The games room, possession of objects, building a world of fantasy and identification in fictional characters. Vincenzo Marsiglia
Crisis, ie growth, awareness, -knowledge and social responsibility: sexuality, work, the everyday life, survival. Guido Pecci
Memory, that the adult / child, the relationship with the past and the impact on the present: the maturity and the memory of lost childhood. Fernando Zucchi

Text taken from Espoarte.net

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