Closing the year 2006, on Friday, December 15th CAMeC inaugurated the European Biennial of Visual Arts, named Generazioni/Rigenerazioni: Arte nell’età dei conflitti ininterrotti (Generations/Regenerations: Art in the age of unbroken conflicts).
Repeating the formula of the event, now come to its seventeenth edition, this year the Art Director Bruno Corà has focused on two main aspects: the exposition, addressed to the contemporary artists from the latest generations and the critical deliberation, regarding both the emerging artists and the future trim of the event in order to make the exhibitions to come more receptive towards the new artistic movements and towards the national and international public.
In order to make this possible, CAMeC organized an exhibition-meeting providing 2 days of debate and deliberations on December 15th and 16th, featuring many interventions by several art critics, artists and other institutional figures.
The topic, Generations/Regenerations – Art in the age of unbroken conflicts, refers to the state of affairs of the new generations of artists which emerged between the ‘80s and the first years of the 2000s.
This topic offers the opportunity to lay emphasis on the work of artists grown in a mostly contemporary historical-cultural situation following 1989, which marks the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a crawling and often explicit worldwide conflict which, starting from the 90s, has not known a proper stop yet.
In order to make a wide artistic participation possible through a critical choice, CAMeC invited Art historians and critics such as Viana Conti, Aldo Iori, Raffaele Gavarro, Marco Meneguzzo, Mauro Panzera and Olga Scotto, who traced a critical profile of their artistic choices and on a more general level a synthetic reflection on the more active layers of the present-day Italian art scene.
Therefore the event placed itself in the national artistic outline as an ineludible centre for the most recent artistic creativity, out of univocal external interests which only focus on their task to capture the condition and the contexts of the new Italian generations. By doing that, favouring comments and reflections upon the national contemporary art, CAMeC intended likewise begin to single out new instruments which could permit the artistic free development and growth both on
European and International levels.