A CONTEMPORARY ART ITINERARY: XXVII BIENNALE DI GUBBIO
The 27th edition of the Biennale of Gubbio challanges the ability of contemporary art to reactivate and reinvent the relationship with the territory and with the iconic places that enclose its genius loci. Therefore, works were proposed to establish a dialogic relationship with ancient monuments and knowledge, also with the intention of giving meaning and significance to contemporary existence by nourishing it with this relationship with the past. The connection with the territory and its social and artistic history, particularly the medieval and Renaissance periods, the choice to give shape to this connection by involving the community and its artisans in a relationship with contemporary artists, demonstrates the transformative and visionary power of art. It also represents the desire to give meaning and role to the artist, who is now predominantly relegated to the margins of a society that in the past contributed to telling and constructing the world’s vision. The XXVII Biennale di Gubbio calls upon the new contemporary narrative of reality by Italian artists of the latest generations, who have the opportunity and responsibility to challenge the masters who have defined the history of Western art.
The title of this edition, IMAGINA, tells the story of the relationship between the artist’s imagination and its ability to activate the imagination of people. The exhibition is developed in seven sections spread between Palazzo dei Consoli and Palazzo Ducale. The goal of IMAGINA is to present the best emerging Italian art scene, to experiment with new forms of contamination, and challenge artists to engage in a dialogue with the history of the city and its different souls. In the various sections, artists can interact and collaborate with the local community, including master artisans, creating new works or proposing already-existing ones to address specific themes.