“Notte di Speranza”, a wall drawing by Sandra Cinto commissioned especially for "HOT SPOT – Caring For a Burning World" group show, 2022, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

“Hot Spot”: the group show that deals with the environmental catastrophe closes next month

(Rome, Italy)

HOT SPOT – Caring For a Burning World, a group show featuring Sandra Cinto and Luiz Zerbini, takes its title from the homonymous work by Mona Hatoum (Hot Spot, 2013) included in the exhibition: a large iron and neon installation depicting the planet Earth lit by a red light that symbolizes the conflicts that make it hot. The work tells of how the disruptive way in which human society has been organized seems to lead to environmental catastrophe. The failure of the modern project and of the very possibility of a harmonious development of humanity in its environment is nowadays much more than evident and is strongly placed at the centre of the contemporary debate.

“HOT SPOT – Caring For a Burning World” exhibition view, 2022, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

The exhibition itinerary brings together the multiple reactions to these conditions on the part of the artists, through the poetic force of art. The selected works deepen the complexity of the current situation by proposing more than a vision of denunciation aesthetic activism that intends to stimulate reflection and raise awareness of the disaster, to imagine a different relationship with the planet. Sandra Cinto participates in the group show with “Notte di Speranza”, a wall drawing commissioned especially for the exhibition.

The curator Gerardo Mosquera explains: “it is natural that art deals with such burning issues: many artists in the course of their careers have done so in a militant, reactive and relevant way, but this exhibition, on the other hand, contributes to ecological-social criticism through a more indirect path, but no less urgent and on time. The exhibition itinerary does not consider the question as something specific, but opens it and amplifies it by exploring other aspects, sometimes ambiguous and contradictory, or harmonious, suggesting the possibility of a rebirth of the natural environment, since life on Earth has a enormous capacity for resilience “ .

“Hot Spot”, with Sandra Cinto and Luiz Zerbini
Curated by Gerardo Mosquera

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Viale Belle Arti 131, Rome, Italy
Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 7pm
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing

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