La Scatola was founded in November 2010 by Valentina Fois, Director. La Scaola is a platform created to support and exhibit young emerging artists from all over the world, many for the first time. At La Scatola we truly believe that Art should be accessible to all.
A container of emotions, a gift box made for its visitors, a space which hosts our contemporary art, participating in its construction until its release. We host the future in the joy of its present.
Other Artists Represented
26.10.12 – 01.01.13
Friday 26.10.12 from 6.30pm to 8pm
Artist: Stephane Blumer, Ludovica Gioscia, Rebecca Griffiths, Tina Hage, Geoff Diego Litherland, Robert Montgomery, littlewhitehead, Ben Woodeson, Jonas St. Michael
For the second year now, La Scatola Gallery will curate a group exhibition aiming to address a topic of great interest and relevance for contemporary art. If 2011 The Face Of The Shape focused on the concept of “mixed media” and the use of sculpture by artists working in a different field, this year’s Preposterous intends to draw attention to the dynamics of contemporary society and the arts’ response to the latter. Taking place in November, the show will feature a selected group of artists whose work has provided a highly critical insight into our society.
It is plain to everyone that we are undergoing one of the most severe structural crisis ever to affect our society. Yet even in these dark times when the so called “western model of development” is seriously put into question by a creaking economy reeling in the grip of an unprecedented recession, those who dare to criticise the current state of affairs eventually end up in the wrong. As the title suggests, the idea behind the exhibition is that what we are witnessing is a paradoxical reversal of roles defying all logic – hence Preposterous – whereby those responsible for the crisis are also called upon to solve it while those demanding for a drastic change in direction are accused of being “prophets of doom”.