PAC Milano | Io, Luca Vitone
Io, Luca Vitone
curated by Luca Lo Pinto and Diego Sileo
OPENING TO THE PUBLIC Friday 13 October – Sunday 3 December 2017
PAC Pavilion of Contemporary Art
Museum of the twentieth century
Cloisters of Sant’Eustorgio
On the occasion of the Thirteenth Day of the Contemporary to Italian art, the PAC Pavilion of Contemporary Art in Milan presents Io, Luca Vitone, the first large anthology dedicated to the intense and varied production of the Italian artist born in Genoa in 1964 and now stationed in Berlin.
Promoted by the Municipality of Milan – Culture and produced by the PAC of Milan with Silvana Editoriale in collaboration with the Cloisters of Sant’Eustorgio and the Museo del Novecento, the exhibition is curated by Luca Lo Pinto and Diego Sileo and opens on the occasion of the Thirteenth Day of the Contemporary, called for Saturday 14 October 2017 by AMACI Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums of which the PAC has been a founding member since 2003.
Starting from the physical and historical architecture of the places, Luca Vitone analyzes a personal dimension built through the stratification of different languages linked to the identity and roots of the place itself, challenging the conventions of labile and faded memory. As a curious and tireless traveler, with a spirit halfway between the anarchist and the nomad, his work explores the ways in which places build their identity through culture: art, music, architecture, politics and ethnic minorities.
The project will also extend to the city of Milan along two lines: a selection of works by the artist, curated by Giovanni Iovine, will be installed inside the fascinating museum complex of the Cloisters of Sant’Eustorgio – one of the oldest basilicas in Milan founded in the 4th century – while the Wide City installation (1998), acquired by the Municipality of Milan in 2004, will be set up for the first time at the Museo del Novecento.