Museo Andresen | MASSIMILIANO ALIOTO. GHOSTS?
curated by Gabriele Simongini
Open to the public until February 4, 2018
The Andersen Museum is repopulated almost magically with the family of the sculptor Hendrik Christian, thanks to the works of Massimiliano Alioto, an artist from Brindisi and Milanese by adoption, who in his DNA cultivates the vocation to reactivate the memories of the past under the sign of the tradition in the making.
So the title of the exhibition, “GHOSTS?”, With the question mark, starting from the title of a group of paintings created for the occasion (“Ghost town”), intends precisely to suggest appearances and appearances poised between reality and vision, dream and memory, philological reconstruction and imagination. Through 33 paintings, 8 drawings and an installation, the Andersens seem to have returned to Villa Helene: the sculptor Hendrik Christian, his mother Helene, the brothers Andreas and Arthur, his adoptive sister Lucia Lice, his sister-in-law Olivia Cushing. And there are, among others, Henry James and Ernest Hèbrard, the French architect who collaborated with Hendrik on the project for “The World Communication Center”.