Galleria Fumagalli | Stefano Scheda. Nudo, mani in alto! Naked, hands up

Galleria Fumagalli, Milano



Curated by Angela Madesani

Opening and performance INERTE/INERME thursday 16 gennaio 2020, 6pm

17 January – 18 April 2020

On Thursday 16 January, Galleria Fumagalli will present the first solo show at the gallery by Stefano Scheda (Faenza, 1957). “Nudo, mani in alto! Naked, hands up!” is an invitation to reflect on concept of nudity, from art history to social networks. New works along with historical pieces are presented in an exhibition layout purposely left in half-light. On the opening night the performance INERTE/INERME will take place.

«Why is nobody shocked by the Riace bronzes, why is nobody horrified in front of Michelangelo’s David or of the male nudes of neoclassic art whereas Same same but different, the work by Stefano Scheda with two naked men coming out of water and greeting each other, creates such a concern in those who see it? Why do social media ban it? Why does it raise public complain?». These are the questions that prompted the invite to Stefano Scheda to conceive an exhibition project for Galleria Fumagalli spaces and which introduce the text written by Angela Madesani – collected together with other critical contributions in a book in  course of publication.

A publication with texts by selected authors including Angela Madesani (art historian and curator), Matteo Bonazzi (philosopher and psychoanalyst) and Cristiano Seganfreddo will accompany the exhibition.

Visitors will be invited to take part in a sociological survey by answering a questionnaire written by Matteo Bonazzi.

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