20 Jan-20 Feb 2004. An exhibition at the Istituto Italo-Latino Americano which compares and contrasts the work of contemporary artists in the two countries who are seeking to explore aesthetics and push the boundaries of art ever further.
The young artists may work on different continents but they are of the same generation, born towards the end of the 1970s, and use similar methods. These include the manipulation of different materials, the recycling of traditional images and symbols, and the use of a range of media including photography, videos and installations.
Among the artists on show are Francesco Carone, a video artist and sculptor from Siena; Chilean conceptual artist Cristin Silva-Avaria; Santiago-born Caterina Purdy, who uses taxidermy and animal skins to create her art;
and painter Andrea Buglisi, who lives and works in Palermo.
Picture: "Care Signore" by Antonio Rovaldi