This is the catalog of the exhibition by the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea e del Novecento di Monsummano Terme in Pistoia, shown from the 11th to the 26th of October, 2008.
The direction of the discourse is entrusted to Giacomo Bazzani, Curator of the 4th edition of the Networking Project, who frames the work of Leone Contini in a panorama of artists of international fame who criticize and demolish the results of a social stratification born through current economic court proceedings. The cryptic world of economics and the business market presents itself as a world apart, something absolute and solid that inevitably sets itself against man and rejects him from this world, creating ever-growing ostracized groups and concentrating wellbeing and wealth into a minority that lives and acts in less and less human ways. This world apart, considered inevitable and unchangeable as if it were a fruit of nature and not of technology, is being unmasked little by little by contemporary artists, mostly in the field of video art. Contemporary art, with its ephemeral, precarious and changeable characteristics, gives itself the task of creating a new vision, one that delves into things, the world, and the impermanence of the two. It brings to light the complexity of reality and the profound unity between man and nature through a process of contiunous transformation.
Texts by Giacomo Bazzani, Pietro Clemente, Chantal Mouffe.