The artist Alessandro La Motta has proposed an exhibition of older works on the ground floor of Villa Vallero exhibition space (Rivarolo – Turin), with the aim also to involve in his poroject the schools of the City of Rivarolo and the surrounding areas.
For years La Motta has been looking for Mediterranean identity through the myths and beauty of the classical world. The exhibition offers a core of about 40 works of painting and sculpture of varying sizes inspired by the ancient world and classical art with particular attention to the archeology of the Mediterranean basin.
That is a project that for a decade has been exhibited in archaeological museums and in public and private institutions with site-specific settings, made in spaces of great historical-archaeological or museum charm, such as: the ‘Domus del Chirurgo’ of Rimini (2014), the ‘Monte Prestami’ Exhibition Center in Piazza Armerina together with the Archaeological Museum of Aidone and the Archaeological Museum of Enna, with the collaboration of the Villa Romana del Casale (2015, as part of the regional I-Art project for the promotion of contemporary art in Sicily), the Bruschi Museum of Arezzo, the Palazzo della Cultura in Catania and Palazzo Beneventano di Lentini (2016) and at the Archaeological Museum of Gela for the Museum Week.
These grafts of contemporary art in contexts of great monumental prestige naturally allowed an authentic stimulating dialogue between the ancient and the contemporary, demonstrating that the reinterpretation of the past in a contemporary key can represent an opportunity for rebirth for a world only apparently far from us . The exhibition that it draws inspiration from a reinterpretation of the Homeric myths and from the tales of ancient literature, the Mother Goddesses and beauty, with particular attention to Demeter, Persephone-Kore and Hades. The artist remained in residence for a short period to allow the realization of educational activities. He shared a few days in residence at Casa Toesca with the South American artist Elias Santis. A video interview was carried out projected in the exhibition rooms in order to make visitors and students understand his technique.