June 4, 2019

GOMITO / GOMITO, exhibition curated by Master in Arts Management students

GOMITO / GOMITO is the final outcome of a peer-led collaborative project developed by IED Master in arts Management students and the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi on the occasion of Verrocchio, the Master of Leonardo (9 March-14th July 2019) in collaboration with educational institutions in the florentine art scene: Accademia di Belle Arti, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, California State University and LABA Libera Accademia di Belle Arti.

The Palazzo Strozzi Exhibition dedicated to Verrocchio’s workshop was the starting point to reflect upon collaborative practice. Students have produced artworks related to this idea from March to June; the creative process has culminated in the exhibition taking place at Le Murate – Progetti di Arte Contemporanea, from 22nd – 28th June 2019.

The twentieth century has seen the opening of the fields of art production and the idea of individuality is being increasingly questioned. A new prominence is being given to community projects and the elucidation of the interdisciplinary network involved in the creative process.

The modern mindset of the duality of globalisation and diminishing ego has been combined with ever increasing technological innovation and almost instantaneous transference of information. This has resulted in the rethinking of the world by putting the emphasis on negotiation, sharing and the discovery of common ground. It is this loss of authorship that GOMITO/ GOMITO wishes to highlight by denying the verticality of the traditional art process, bringing together different approaches and skills, opening a dialogue with its audience.