Cracking Art @RE. USE – Waste, objects, and ecology in contemporary art

October 24, 2018 | February 10, 2019 |

From October 24, 2018 to February 10, 2019, the city of Treviso will host the exhibition “RE.USE. Waste, objects, and ecology in contemporary art” curated by Valerio Deho.

The exhibition traces a journey into the history of art and culture from the 20th century to present day, giving a detailed look into to how the theme of Reuse has been addressed in various decades and by various artists, as well as how this great theme continues to produce works and stimulate the creativity of current generations, fulfilling an active role in communicating to the public socially relevant and shared values.
Not without reason, this exhibition will take place in the city of Treviso, historically defined as green-friendly and attentive to environmental matters.
Through the works of great artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Piero Manzoni, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alberto Burri, Mimmo Rotella, Tony Cragg, and Damien Hirst, to name a few, the exhibition aims to chronologically document, from the early decades of the 20th century to present day, the continuous relationship that art has had with common objects and waste. The exhibition will be, therefore, a proper journey to admire the birth, evolution, and current status of the concept of reuse for ethical and aesthetic means in the modern and contemporary art world.
Cracking Art will be a protagonist of the exhibition with three installations in dialogue with the city: a giant red elephant supporting the wall of the Museum of Santa Caterina, two giant orange swallows in the square in front of the Bailo Museum, and a group of meerkats in the garden of the Casa Robegan Museum.