IO AMO TE starts from the reflection on how culture and art can be a driving force for the young generations of creative people who are formed in our area and find opportunities for visibility that can project them into national and international contexts.
The 10th anniversary celebration of L’ARCA is a particularly significant event as it calls to exhibit a group of artists who have pursued their goals by focusing on their work and research, which is now of international standing. At the same time, IO AMO TE (I Love Teramo) debuts a very young emerging artist on the Italian scene in her city: Giuditta Branconi, just over 20 years old.
This opportunity proves once again the value of the museum inaugurated in 2011 with an exhibition by Giuseppe Stampone, and which, as its last prestigious step, welcomed a solo exhibition by the street artist Banksy, testifying to the quality of the place that, thanks to the current Administration, is a model environment for
creativity and educational activity. The exhibition has been complemented by a unique publishing project: an artist’s book-volume. If one celebrates a laboratory as an original expressive research centre, the best way to do so is to leave an eccentric testimony, through an experimental volume, that marks a further step towards reconfirming the ‘necessity’ of L’ARCA.
During the exhibition, a series of cultural events will be scheduled in tune with the project coordinated with rigour by the City Polo Museale management, which has always been attentive to educational and training aspects. On the occasion of IO AMO TE, meetings with schools of all levels will be organised, together with workshops and seminars related to higher and academic education, in collaboration with renowned institutions such as the Fine Arts Academy of Urbino. The activities will involve the exhibiting artists, art galleries, and professionals,
celebrating the contemporary art laboratory as a place of research in the city of Teramo, which has shone brightly again in the last two years.
As Councillor for Culture, I am proud to confirm that the exhibition will be hosted in the historic spaces of Raphael’s Birthplace in Urbino in December, consolidating a collaborative relationship, for which I thank President Luigi Bravi. This once again demonstrates the quality of L’ARCA’s artistic programming and cultural production. My personal thanks go to the curator Umberto Palestini, to the artists, to Andrea Sanchini, and to the administrative and Polo Museale managers for the professionalism shown and the care taken in the set-up, which is also reflected in the absolutely valuable catalogue accompanying the exhibition.
The Councillor for Culture