Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (February, 01 – May 18, 2008)
Gravity includes art by well-known contemporary names such as Ugo Rondinone, Ikè Udè, Anthony Gromley, Terence Koh, Jeremy Deller, Vanessa Beecroft. The exhibition “Gravity” is not only an insight about the great contemporary art collection of Ernesto Esposito but also an opportunity to take a critical look at the international contemporary scenario since the fall of the World Trade Centre. Attractive from many different view points, this is a unique collection that expresses the personality of the collector both culturally and emotionally. Among its more than 800 artworks the collection offers both glamour and spectacle as well as controversy and the questioning and analysis of a number of contemporary values we consider to be unshakable. A reflection of the ideological and technical concerns of contemporary society, the collection ranges from audiovisual installations, painting and sculpture, to music and projects that are extremely unlikely ever to see the light of day. It is of no wonder then that the collection should contain works dealing with eschatology, violence or sex, but also beauty and the building of structures for a new future.
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