“Brixia Contemporary”’s ouverture by Mimmo Paladino
Brescia’s “Brixia Contemporary” is an interesting adventure in art that opened last May 6th (and will last until January 7th 2018), currently highlighting sculptor, engraver and painter Mimmo Paladino, who was born in 1948 in Paduli (in the province of Benevento, Campania).
The project was promoted and organized by Fondazione Brescia Musei and by the Brescia Municipality, with the ambitious goal of “transforming the city with one look” – as President of Fondazione Brescia Musei, Massimo Minini explains – calling upon international artists to “unveil a new point of view on the urban space of Brescia’s historical center, through the dialogue between the selected works and the locations that will showcase them.”
The “ouverture” entrusted to Paladino presents a fascinating urban conversation between old and new, unraveling along the streets of the city center, between Piazza della Vittoria, Piazza della Loggia and the Duomo. It all makes for an itinerary along the artist’s works, including his famous totems, in the iconic places of a city that is Roman, Lombard, Renaissance, Neoclassic and, of course, contemporary.