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Vidéo | hdcam | couleur | 5:2 | Italie | 2013
Studio Visit (2013) is a nocturnal incursion in Pietro Fortuna`s atelier, where a feeble light discovers in the darkness artworks, materials, everyday objects and still figures.
Pietro Fortuna was born in Padua, and moved to Rome to study Architecture and Philosophy. He made a very early debut as assistant stage designer in prestigious theatre?s productions (La Fenice in Venice, S. Carlo in Naples, La Scala in Milan,). In the eighties he exhibited at the São Paulo Biennial; the Paris Biennial, at the Künstlerhaus in Graz and the Hildenin Taidemuseo in Tampere, at the Centre National d?Art Contemporain Villa Arson in Niece, and the Frankfurter Kunstverein. In that same period in Italy at the Galleria Comunale d?Arte Moderna in Bologna, the Eleventh Quadrennal in Rome, and at several other public institutions. He divided his life between Rome and New York, with a debut at the Pack Bulding. Over the first half of the nineties, his work was exhibited at a range of institutions, among which the PMMK Museum in Ostenda, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotà, the Galleria d?Arte Moderna in San Marino, and the Sierkunst in Gand. His interest in theoretical foundations was manifested at the outset, leading to the production of a considerable body of writings. Between the years 1996-2004 he instituted Opera Paese as a continuing project over; a locus/work of meditation around the idea of community in which art events, music and theoretical speculation combined. The place saw artist like Philip Glass a Jan Fabre, Pistoletto a Kounellis, Kankeli and many others. From 2000 to 2004 he helds solo shows in public institutions such as the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, the Galleria Comunale d?Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome, the Museo Pecci in Prato, and the Watertoren in Vlissingen. Between 2004 and 2011, both solo and group exhibitions, including ones at the Certosa di Padula, The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Florencio De Lafuente in Requena, the Fondazione Morra in Naples, and the Twelfth Biennial of Sculpture in Carrara. 2010 saw the beginning of the cycle of works named Glory. At the Tramway in Glasgow he inaugurated Glory I - The Raft,. In 2011 his second cycle, Glory II - The Tears of the Angel at the Macro Museum of Rome and a third appointment in May 2012 at the Marca Museum of Catanzaro. In 2013 has a solo shows at La Quadriennale di Roma. Along his career he has numerous collaboration with private galleries like Luciano Inga-Pin in Milan, Massimo Minini in Brescia, Studio Guenzani in Milano, Nosei Gallery in New York, Eva Menzio a Torino, Montenay ? Delsol in Paris, Otmar Triebold in Basel, Giuliana de Crescenzo, La Nova Pesa and Giacomo Guidi Gallery in Rome.