Marcelo Moscheta, 218 a. C.
Preview 23 September 2015, h. 6.30 pm
24 September - 31 October 2015
Riccardo Crespi gallery presents 218 a. C., the second exhibition in Italy by the Brazilian artist Marcelo Moscheta.
The exhibition stems from a residency near Piacenza where the artist deepened his knowledge of the area and produced new works, starting from a specific episode in history: in 218 BC on the banks of the river Trebbia, during the Second Punic War, Hannibal defeated the Romans, thanks to 37 elephants whose traces remain in the local museums.
Through uncommon materials and techniques, Moscheta explores a wide range of concepts, ranging from notion of time and history, to the relationship between Man and Nature, to the everlasting conflict between order and disorder.
On show, the evocative installations Trauma and Fossile will be presented besides mixed media works on paper, the series Rivoluzione, and the drawings on pvc, already a trademark for the artist.