What does 'Osmosis' mean for you?

The art exhibition finds a natural setting in the Tiburtina Station

by Valentina Ieva
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For the first time contemporary art will enter the spaces of the Stazione Alta Velocità Tiburtina in Rome, designed by ABDR Architetti Associati, with the exposition OSMOSIS (November 7-28 2013) created by the students of the third edition of the LUISS Master of Art (LUISS Creative Business Center), under the guidance of Achille Bonito Oliva (scientific coordinator of the Master).

Donato Piccolo, Hurricane (Instability), 2009. Courtesy Provate collection

The exposition finds a natural setting in the Tiburtina Station, a modern architectural work of great value, the Italian hub for high speed, characterized by ample suspended spaces, passages and crossings. One of “bubbles”, in the central gallery, transforms into a vital space of the exposition and the station thus becomes a great piazza, a public meeting place where you can spend time with an eye on contemporary art.

William Cobbing, Excavation, 2004. Courtesy Furini arte contamporanea

Why an exposition called OSMOSIS?

The students explain: “ There isn’t an univocal answer, the only certainty is that this exposition derives from an urgency; that of describing our present with all its uncertainty and contradictions.

The crisis has brought instability, undermining the certainty of the future and the optimism that has been the fuel of our society from after the war.

Cesare Pietroiusti e Paul Griffiths, Mangiare denaro – Un’asta, 2005. Courtesy private collection

The present reality thus reverberates on the people that live it, destroying the certainties and making our time a moment of stalemate and suspension.

OSMOSIS aims to be a communication event; from a central expository nucleus the energy diffuses spontaneously all around, just as in the biological process, there is a exchange elements from cell to cell. The process of cultural OSMOSIS begins in the central gallery of the station, precisely in one of the suspended bubbles that, in virtue of its architectonic characteristic, physically actualizes the conceptual elements of the exhibition.

From this nucleus some works of art, breaking through the traditional expositive space, are scattered in the surrounding spaces and even outside of the station itself, responding to the need of interaction between the place and the people.

The exhibition develops through the works of a group of multidisciplinary and cross-generational artists, creating a path through the set-up which is a sign of LIVE ART, inspired by the will of the curators of creating a virtuoso mechanism that can catalyze it “.

The artists: Allis/Filliol, Mircea Cantor, Ludovica Carbotta, Gea Casolaro, William Cobbing, Fausto delle Chiaie, Mark Jenkins, Margherita Morgantin, Ivan Navarro, Donato Piccolo, Cesare Pietroiusti/Paul Griffiths, Domenico Romeo, RAM radioartemobile.


Mark Jenkins, The Couple, 2012. Courtesy Wunderkammern


Photo credits cover images: Gea Casolaro, South#16, 2008-10. Courtesy The Gallery Apart, Roma


    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)

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