Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Project winner of the public notice PAC2020 - Plan for Contemporary Art, promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture and produced by Studio Giorgio Andreotta Calò in collaboration with the Civic Museums.
Curated by Elena Forin.
Remoto is an artwork conceived by Giorgio Andreotta Calò in relation to the contes to the cultural and natural context of the Veronese territory, and originates from a geognostic campaign aimed at tracing by coring sequences of rock layers. Consecutive intact stratigraphic sequences were selected and allocated to three museum venues: the Garden of Castelvecchio Museum, the Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art, and the Museum of Natural History. Remoto, in this declination, returns a geological specificity that is articulated in the dialogue with the architectural stratification of the Castle, with the sculptural languages present in the collections of the GAM, with the geological and paleontological study path of the Museum of Natural History.
Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Venice 1979) studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and the Kunsthochschule in Berlin. From 2009 to 2011 he was artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam; in 2011 and 2017 he participated in the International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. In 2012 he won the Italy Prize for Contemporary Art sponsored by the MAXXI Museum in Rome, and between 2012 and 2013 he was artist-in-residence at the Centre National d'Art Contemporain in Villa Arson (Nice, France). In 2014 he won the New York Prize, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.