“Since the second half of the 1980s, the artistic experience of Luca Vitone has focused essentially on the idea, together with the practice, of place. In this case place takes on a dual meaning: that of the historical-cultural geographical image and that of identification of a concrete space. Over the years, then, Luca Vitone has embraced this modernist attitude, combining the romantic figure of the explorer with conceptual irony and analysis. His work […] explores the way that places are subjectivized through cultural production: art, cartography, music, food, architecture, political associations and ethnic minorities. The artist, in his ongoing rethinking of geography, reconstructs (produces) a subject – a territory or a landscape – even rediscovering forgotten paths and memories, offering a measurable, visible space to autonomous and individual subjects produced by the creative imagination.” Giovanni Iovane
Published on the occasion of Luca Vitone’s exhibitions “Natura morta con paesaggi e strumenti musicali” at Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania (June-September 2012) and “Monocromo Variationen” at Museion, Bolzano (July-September 2012), Presente Materiale offers an overview of the Genoa artist’s oeuvre and, in particular, his exploration on the nature of the monochrome from the 1980s onwards. With texts by Letizia Ragaglia, Giovanni Iovane, Stefano Chiodi, Emanuela De Cecco, Gianni Garrera, Elio Grazioli, and Luca Trevisani.