UNICREDIT STUDIO: OPENING OF THE FIRST EXHIBITION SPACE
On the 25th of May 2010, the first exhibition space, dedicated to young artists from Italy and around the world, opened at the UniCredit Banca Branch in Palazzo Cordusio, Milan. This project has been strongly supported by UniCredit in order to offer an important opportunity to present international young talents' works.
UniCredit Studio opened with the first exhibition in the Carte Blanche series entitled "L'Archivio Storico: quattro interpretazioni" (The Historical Archive: Four Interpretations), curated by Francesca Pagliuca. Through this exhibition they want to reread the Group's past through a new gaze, linking it to the research projects carried out by young artists. Riccardo Beretta, Ludovica Carbotta, Mirko Smerdel and Cosimo Veneziano created new works, elaborating and reinterpreting materials from the Group's Historical Archives, following specific lines of research.
A network of exhibition spaces was born, in order to highlight the works of young talents from Italy and from other countries where the Group operates.
Other Studios will open in different UniCredit Banca Branches. So the young authors will get a great opportunity to make their debut and will be in constant contact with museums, institutions, academies, training centres, and in particular with the cultural partners of the Group.
Carte Blanche is also the series of catalogues designed to provide visibility for these projects of research and experimentation. The artists (as the title suggests) will be given carte blanche to exploit these exhibition spaces.
Carte Blanche #1 is the first issue of the UniCredit Studio art publications. Midway between a catalogue and a collectable magazine, each publication makes use of transversal contributions, regarding both contemporary art as a whole as well as the specific themes dealt with in each of the exhibitions.
The exhibition will end on the 10th of August 2010 but it will go on show again in Trento at the UniCredit Studio in Palazzo Firmian, from September to November 2010.
(Image: Mirko Smerdel, There is a Light That Never Goes Out, 2010. Photograph, digital elaboration.)