FANGO VOL. 2
2 February – 2 March 2019
Adalberto Abbate/ Franko B/ Filippo Berta/ Mario Consiglio/ Regina Jose Galindo/ Sandro Mele/ Calixto Ramírez/ Moussa Sarr/ Lorenzo Scotto Di Luzio/ Santiago Sierra/ Francesco Simeti
Curated by Adalberto Abbate
It is the mud of corruption, of exchange votes, of relations between mafia, of economy and politics, of violence and rigged contracts. It is the mud that shatters and drains the depleted cement of bridges, houses, schools and highways. It is the mud that swamps journalism and the culture of breaking. The only possible reaction is not to yield to the plots of power and to the false architectures of knowledge. The only chronicle of destruction must be made of mud. –– Adalberto Abbate
For their group exhibition Fango vol. 2 at Grimmuseum, the open up to a reflection with no hypocrisies, in which the political and economic prevarications show their true face without censorship and unnecessary respectability.
The turbid and viscous image of the mud – which sweeps things away, destroys and recreates – represents a common research of the Fango group, centered around global issues, in which politics, collective commitment and individual resistance are combined with violent denunciations and disenchanted illusions.
The mud, with its destructive energy, wipes out the veil of hypocrisy that numbs social action, bringing down indifference and comforting sand castles. The mud, seen as a disturbing element, as a substance to be purged, is linked to our desire for control and environmental sterilization, leading us to consider the waste as a cumbersome residue. Returning to the mud, to the original limus, means reappropriating a powerful creative freedom, moving away from a false sense of modesty and from the imposition of rigid patterns.
The exhibition is realised in collaboration with Spazio Rivoluzione, Palermo.