Thursday, June 8, 2017

259. Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia

Located within the Small Abbey of the Monastery of San Benedetto Via Crociferi ( a UNESCO World Heritage site ) in central downtown Catania is the The Museum of Contemporary Art Sicily known as the MacS Project … this is a museum project that is all about the promotion of Italian and international contemporary art. This ever-growing permanent collection of artworks from young and established artists from all nations reaches across all genre and is beautifully curated  in this ancient setting … on view at any one time is a fraction of the total artworks in the collection.
 


The goal of the Museum “ … is to create a friendly, active museum, dynamic and expanding, that encourages the exchange of opinions and the circulation of ideas. A museum capable of interacting with the public by offering a young and fresh vision of art, away from stereotyped labels. A museum that gives space to creativity and artistic expression …”.


 It was so nice to leave the hot pavement and the ancient city outside and climb the carpeted stairs to spend a couple of hours in the company of such an eclectic collection of contemporary artworks, beautifully curated and with no other pesky tourists to distract my enjoyment ...

 Without Pity - Fatima Messana - Russia
2015 - fibreglass and mixed media

 detail ...

  Safety Heart Amour - Alessandro Reggioli - Italy
2013 - silvered bronze lost wax casting


 Meditative - Jorge Egea - Spain
2012 - polyester resin 
and
Untitled VIII - Daria Endresen - Norway
2013 - digital artwork

 Ferox. Juan Yarur - Marcia Galvez Camus - Chile
2014 - high relief in chalk
 
 The Art Critic - Marta Czok - Lebanon
2011 - acrylic and graphite on canvas

 Waiting the Future - Enrique Donoso - Spain
2011 - oil on canvas on wood

 Saint Agatha - Roberto Coni - Italy
2013 - triptych - oil on canvas

 Male Torso - David Simon - USA
bronze

 A Bearer - Gary Waisman - USA
2013 - bronze and cherry wood

 Chicago from Above - Valerio D'Ospina - USA
2015 - oil on canvas

 detail ...

 Slaves - Jose Manuel Martinez Perez - Spain
2004 - bronze
and 
Self-Portrait - Zheng Lai Ming - Singapore
2014 - oil on canvas
 
 

 Carnivorous - Silvio Porzionato - Italy
2014 - oil on canvas

 Mouth stepmother at the stake - Sergio Padovani 
Romania -  2012 - oil & bitumen on canvas

 Summer Awakening - Alessio Deli - Italy
2010 - metal and mixed media

 detail ...

 Air - Roberta Busato - Italy
2016 - raw earth and thatch

Water - Sergio Fiorentino - Sicily
2015 - diptych - oil & acrylic on canvas
 
Head - Massimo Lagrotteria - Switzerland
2015 - oil on canvas
 
 Blue Iris - San Donna di Piave - Italy
2016 - resin and inks

 detail ...

 street view from the gallery window ...

 Three Girls in Bathing Suits - Anna Kozwloska-Luc - Poland
2015 - clay with engobes and glazes 

 Blood Inside - David Puma - Italy
2014 - oil on canvas

 Jump in Blue - San Donna di Piave - Italy
2015 - resin and inks
and 
Untitled - Silvio Porzionato - Italy
2016 - oil on canvas

 detail ...


Venus - Paolo Guarrera - Sicily
2005 - bronze
 
 The Quiet of Diana - Jara Marzulli - Italy
2012 - acrylic and oil on canvas

 detail ...

 My Queen - Davide Puma - Italy
2016 - oil on canvas

 Giorgia - Roberta Coni - Italy
2015 - oil on canvas

 Our Lady of Listening - Ugo Riva - Italy
2007 - terracotta and Iron


 Face - Sergio Firentino - Sicily
2016 - oil and acrylic on canvas

Journey - Judith Peck - USA
2012 - oil and plaster on wood
 
 Citrus - Marco Condro - Sicily
2013 - oil on canvas

 Spheres - Gesualdo Prestipino - Sicily
2011 - bronze