Curated by Federico Palumbo and Francesca Disconzi
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7 pm inaugurates The Last
Love, a solo show by the Turin artist WOC curated by
Federico Palumbo and Francesca Disconzi, in Davide
Anni's independent space ualuba.org, at 1/G Tosio
street in Brescia.
Starting from the hagiographic booklet on Silvio
Berlusconi's "Una Storia Italiana", sent to the Italians'
home during the 2001 electoral campaign, WOC
selects and elaborates heirloom texts and images,
uncritically and apolitically.
An exhibition without flags and banners: the figure of
Silvio Berlusconi is used merely as a ploy.
A pinch of nostalgia - a reference to the imagery of the 1990s -, a kitsch-camp romanticism that flows into trash and stereotype together with a subtle and sharp irony that permeate all the works in the exhibition and is present in much of the artist's production.
The title of the exhibition - The Last Love - is a quote
from the 2006 eponymous album by musician Mariano Apicella, to whom Silvio Berlusconi has extensively collaborated writing the lyrics.
WOC, born in 1995, works by selecting and
re-elaborating images with the spray painting
technique, creating collages of meanings and
fragmented narratives that show different faces of
Italian and international customs and culture.
The curators, Federico Palumbo and Francesca
Disconzi, both born in March 1996, share with the artist the same scholastic path: a high school in the southern suburbs of Turin and the Albertina Academy.
Both have graduated in the summer of 2018 and have
taken different paths: Francesca attends a Master of
management at the Bicocca University of Milan and
Federico continues the two-year specialized course at
the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Visual Cultures and
The exhibition will be open until Saturday 7 December
The exhbition’s catalogue contain the historiographical deepening curated by Federico Palumbo and the interview between Francesca Disconzi and Giulio Alvigini the creator of the IG page “Make italian art great again”; It will be possible to buy it on site and online on the gallery website.