Delle Città come dei Sogni
Casa della Cultura "Italo Calvino" - Calderara di Reno (BO)
21.01.2023 - 20.05.2023

In collaboration with Adiacenze Bologna
(Of Cities and Dreams) is an interdisciplinary project by Daniele Catalli that, through a hybrid path of drawing and installation, aims to reinterpret one of the key themes in Italo Calvino’s work in a contemporary way, on the occasion of the centenary of the great Italian writer's birth.

Cities are a combination of many things, writes Calvino: memories, desires, signs of a language, words, and recollections. Fascinated and full of curiosity, Catalli follows these suggestions, creating a dreamlike exhibition path that, however, manages to deeply explore our time and its weaknesses. 

Between the infinitely small and the immensely large, interiors and exteriors, magical intuitions, the artist moves and re-imagines situations, scenarios, and adventures, not without putting forward precise reflections on our contemporaneity, in which the very concept of the city is challenged by the succession of calamities and states of emergency.

Among the works on display, Catalli presents ‘The Clouds – The Sky Above the City’ and ‘Diary – The Silence,’ interpretations of his 'invisible' cities: a collection of hand-made images subsequently printed on postcards that the public can dedicate and then send. 

A journey that will be mapped, making Calderara di Reno the center of a newborn global city.

NOTES (wiki ect)

Italo Calvino
Text by Giorgia Tronconi

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