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Giulio Squillacciotti • What Has Left Since We Left

CURATED BY
Marta Cereda

TEXT BY
Marta Cereda, Àngels Miralda

PHOTOGRAPHS
Claudia Ferri

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Alessio D'Ellena (Superness), Gabriele Serrau, Barbara Virginia Tedeschi

MEDIA PARTNER
NERO


From April 20th to May 23rd, 2021
Special event with the artist: Saturday April 24th, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibition is accessible in compliance with the Covid-19 containment rules with compulsory reservation

Opening hours: Tuesday 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. Wednesday 2 p.m. -9 p.m. / Thursday 2 p.m. -6 p.m.

WHAT HAS LEFT SINCE WE LEFT by Giulio Squillacciotti, on show at Careof in Milan from April 20th to May 23rd, 2021.
An exhibition project, curated by Marta Cereda, which questions the value and meaning of European identity, the linguistic issue, the apparently marginal roles in significant historical moments. A project talking about collapse, migration, conflict, hope; discussing points of view, neutrality, distortion, impartiality, translations; addressing inheritance, separation, abandonment, divorce.

Through a film, some sculptures, light boxes and scenic apparatus, in the spaces of Fabbrica del Vapore, Giulio Squillacciotti stages a plausible narrative, constructs a fiction that could be documentary: but the end of Europe has not yet been sealed, but the portraits of the politicians immortalise actors, but the objects we see are ceramic casts.

The artist's work is based on the sophistication of real events of a historical-anthropological nature, which he addresses through video, audio and set design. Squillacciotti's investigation focuses on the one hand on the idea of staging, and on the other on that of point of view, on an inversion of roles between protagonists and extras, on a shift that is not only linguistic, but becomes semantic: political discourses are an allegory for talking about personal, sentimental and family problems.

The exhibition represents the conclusion of a research on these themes that the artist has been carrying out since 2019, started during a residency at the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and developed thanks to the awards of ArteVisione and Italian Council, with the production of the project by Careof.
At the same time of the exhibition, GAMeC is hosting at Spazio Zero a selection of films by Giulio Squillacciotti, who has been selected by the museum located in Bergamo for Artists' Film International, a prestigious network dedicated to video art that has involved some of the most important international contemporary art institutions since 2008.
In June 2021, WHAT HAS LEFT SINCE WE LEFT will be presented at the Museo Civico di Castelbuono, which acquired the work in its collection.

The project is completed by a book published by Onomatopee with a graphic design by Studio Temp and in-depth articles by Ayşe Zarakol, Marwan Moujaes, Federico Lodoli, Marina Lalovic and Erica Petrillo, together with a European timeline from World War II to Brexit edited by Enrico De Gasperis.

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Biography

Giulio Squillacciotti
Rome, 1982, lives in Milan.

Artist and filmmaker, his work is based on the investigation of possible narratives, the sophistication of real events of a his- torical-anthropological nature, cultural apexes and how traditions take on new forms by changing context. He studied Medieval Art His- tory in Barcelona and Rome, then obtained a Master's degree in Vis- ual Arts at the IUAV University of Architecture in Venice. He was one of the artists of the Dutch Pavilion at the 16. Architecture Biennale in Venice and Fellow Resident at Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht in 2018/2019.

Partners

WHAT HAS LEFT SINCE WE LEFT is made thanks to the support of Italian Council (6th edition, 2019), a programme of the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture to promote Italian contemporary art in the world, and with the patronage of Fondazione Cariplo. The film is produced by Careof and Kingswood Films, with the support of Limburg Film Fonds, Brand Cultuur Fonds, Dommering Fonds, Kanunniken Salden. The sculptural works were created on the occasion of Euramis at Spazio Cordis in Verona.
We would like to thank Comune di Milano, Spazio Cordis, Studio Azzurro, Casa Testori, Jessica Bianchera, Alessandro Nassiri Tabibzadeh, Ciro Rebuzzini, Ornaghi e Prestinari.