BRUNA ESPOSITO

altri venti – ostro

dialogues with the artist

project promoted by STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI, and supported by the Italian Council (9th edition, 2020), program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture

BRUNA ESPOSITO | altri venti – ostro
among the winners of the 9th edition of Italian Council 2020

STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI is proud to inform that Altri Venti – Ostro, project by Bruna Esposito promoted by the Cultural Association Mantellate – STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI, has been selected among the winners of the 9th edition of Italian Council 2020 – a program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.

It will be realized in collaboration with several partners, as: Magazzino Italian Art, New York (USA), MUNTREF, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Italian Institute of Culture of Lisboa, Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci; and with the support of Tools for Culture.

International promotion will follow an itinerary of exhibitions and talks ending in Spring 2022 with the acquisition of the artwork by Museo Pecci.

Ostro is the first of several variations on a theme designed to evoke the warm winds of the Mediterranean, such as the libeccio, sirocco and gregale. The installation consists of a gazebo made of natural materials such as bamboo and rope: the welcoming space is warmed by the breeze created by the blades of a solar-powered fan, and also features several ship propellers (a recurring motif in Esposito’s work).

The work is born out of a synergy of various areas of research, bringing to life the artist’s vision – and increasingly explicit conviction – that only to eliminate the distances between people and the tools used to improve the standard of living, we can image a radical change of direction in favor of a more ecological approach. In this way, we will stop the excessive use of consumer goods, as for example the condition air.

The work is presented as a device aiming to reinvigorate the space, imbuing it with new, possible relationships, reflections and meanings. At a time when the subject of “meeting” is as topical as ever, the artist offers us a space to rest, a break that becomes an encounter. Ostro is a political and poetic exhortation: an invitation to take stock of the impact of our actions and consider the inevitability of other choices, as well as the power of simplicity; it is an ode to ancient, frugal alternatives.

One of the aims of the project is to generate connections between cultural realities, and to introduce new possibilities for reading and interpreting the contemporary era, its cultural short-circuits and its sophisticated intellectual and energetic evolutions.

Altri Venti – Ostro will be on show at STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI in Rome until 31 March 2021. On the occasion of the exhibition, the book Altri Venti was published, featuring contributions by the artist, Benedetta Casini, Arkfactory.

Realized thanks to the support of:

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Projects | Bruna Esposito | Altri Venti - Ostro | Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea
Studio Stefania Miscetti | Projects | Bruna Esposito | Altri Venti - Ostro | Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea

Bruna Esposito and Claudio Libero Pisano

The artist and Claudio Libero Pisano introduce us, through five keywords, into the poetic research of Altri Venti – Ostro.  

Bruna Esposito and Claudio Libero Pisano

The artist and Claudio Libero Pisano introduce us, through five keywords, into the poetic research of Altri Venti – Ostro.