The Doublefold Dream of Art
2RC between Artist and the Artificer
Russian Academy of Art
Moscow - 2008
The Italian Cultural Institute of Moscow presents the exhibition at the Zurab Tsereteli Gallery (Ul. Precistenka, XNUMX) The Doublefold Dream of Art. XNUMXRC - between artist and the artificer, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organized in collaboration with the Russian Academy of Fine Arts and the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow.
The exhibition, which documents the history of Italian and world art from the 60s to today, testifies to the long activity of graphic production of one of the major Italian and international art printing houses, the 2RC.
The exhibition curated by Prof. Achille Bonito Oliva for the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation in Milan, today allows us to retrace this extraordinary experience, bringing it to the attention of the Russian public.
Since 1959 Valter and Eleonora Rossi have assumed the double dream of art in the Shakespearean conscience deliberately and indirectly Mannerist "that we are a dream in a dream".
Since then, with a constant feverish half-sleep, the couple has become a collective subject, not just artisans and faithful performers, rather a happy plaque (2RC) that accompanied the faithful and creative work of two subjects who have never ousted the artists of their role. of creators. Craftsmen who bring added value in the graphic creation for the master image of the artist. The work of Valter and Eleonora Rossi, as a sort of car plate, has traveled all over the world, moving from Italy to America, to Japan and always capturing the protagonists and young promises of the art of the second half of the twentieth century. Craftsmen and non-artisans, simple artisans of the creation of others, have developed a cultural nomadism that has led them to meet artists of informal abstraction, action painting, Pop Art, Arte Povera and Transavanguardia. Not to mention the foray into the creative field of various artists of the historical avant-garde, European and American.