April 19 - May 16, 2012
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00 am - 7.00 pm;
Closed: Monday, Sunday
Art-cheologia. Serge Uberti, l'esperienza di Crustumerium is the exhibition taking place at Sala Santa Rita from April 19 to May 16, 2012. The exhibition is inspired by the particularly striking and engaging archaeological excavations experienced by the Italian-French artist Serge Uberti at the necropolis Crustumerium in July 2010. The Latin city dates back to a period between the 9th and 5th centuries BC and was destroyed by the Romans in 499 BC.
Twenty works on canvas, paper, tuff and other materials recovered in the necropolis will be on display. These works are characterized by a vanished and almost cancelled boundary between artistic creation, archaeological investigation, a journey back in time, bond and respect for nature. The works by Uberti interact with the photographs by Francesca Dell'Era about places, artifacts and materials found in Crustumerium. It is a work that wants to be an intermediary between the audience and this little-known archaeological site. The use of photographs on the archaeological subject is possible thanks to the kind support of Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma. The archaeological site is nowadays near Via Salaria in Rome and it is very interesting and fascinating for what the beauty of the funeral equipment, the architectural solution of the necropolis (8th-6th centuries BC) and the original landscape (protected by Riserva Naturale Marcigliana) are concerned. Art-cheologia. Serge Uberti, l'esperienza di Crustumerium is sponsored by Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico di Roma Capitale and organized by Zètema Progetto Cultura. The exhibition is organized by Francesca Dell'Era.
The inauguration takes place on Wednesday, April 18 at 6.30 p.m. in the presence of Francesco di Gennaro, supervisor at Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale "Giuseppe Tucci" and responsible for the excavation at Crustumerium from 1982. Serge Uberti and the composer Louis Siciliano will create an artistic and musical performance.
Serge Uberti was born in Aix a les Bains and began working as a self-taught painter in 1985. He has been living and working in Rome since 1990. The painting technique on canvas or paper merges and interacts with sculptures and recycled material. His paintings are full of symbolic images such as boats with their builders and guards, centaurs, votive rooms and ritual trees that are repeated in time and tell stories that need to be discovered. The figures are characterized by a simple and primitive design and earthy colours. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. The most important are 'Centaure', in the courtyard of the Musée du Petit Palais in Avignon (2003) - Barca in viaggio', Kauno Galerija in Kaunas, Lithuania (2001) - 'Cose mai viste', The Road to Contemporary Art, Terme di Diocleziano, Rome (2008) - 'Arbor', Spazio Istituzionale Municipio I° Rome, "Centro Storico" (2010) - 'Alberi Rituali', in the law firm Dike, Rome (2010). His works are kept in several private and public collections. His profile is available at www.serge-uberti.com.