Little is left to tell. Calvino after Calvino

Dates: 12.06.15 – 30.10.15

Blueproject Foundation – Il Salotto

Aurélien Le Genissel
Renato Della Poeta

Sophie Calle
Xavier Veilhan
Elmgreen & Dragset
Dora García
Gianni Motti
Laurent Grasso
Ignasi Aballí
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Michael Sailstorfer
Ryan Mcginley
Daniel Firman
Sam Taylor-Wood.

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The Blueproject Foundation presents Little is left to tell (Calvino after Calvino), the new group exhibition of the Blueproject Foundation which can be seen in Il Salotto from June 12th to October 31st 2015. The exhibition brings together twelve works, grouped by pairs, which analyze on each of the predictions that the writer Italo Calvino held in his posthumous book Six Memos for the Next Millennium (published in 1985): visibility, quickness, lightness, exactitude, multiplicity and consistency.

Curated by Aurélien Le Genissel and Renato Della Poeta, the exhibition is intended as an attempt to awaken visions and provoke reflections on the social, economic and cultural changes that have taken place in the last thirty years.

A way of answering Italo Calvino, through contemporary art, inquiring into the ideas that the writer proposed for this millennium and the way in which these have evolved in today’s world. A dialogue between art and literature that also highlights the conceptual bridges, the common symbologies and the shared problems that exist between cultural fields.

To capture all these ideas, we have selected two works (each by a different artist) that respond to, complete or question each other, proposing a total of twelve works by great contemporary names such as Sophie Calle, Xavier Veilhan, Elmgreen & Dragset, Dora García, Gianni Motti, Laurent Grasso, Ignasi Aballí, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Michael Sailstorfer, Ryan McGinley, Daniel Firman or Sam Taylor-Wood.

A way to pay tribute to the writer when the 30th anniversary of his death and 15th of the new millennium.

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