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Fango Vol. 2

Press release


Fango Vol. 2

Adalberto Abbate, Franko B, Filippo Berta, Mario Consiglio, Regina Jose Galindo, Sandro Mele, Calixto Ramírez, Moussa Sarr, Lorenzo Scotto Di Luzio, Santiago Sierra, Francesco Simeti


Curated by Adalberto Abbate

For their group exhibition Fango Vol. 2 at Grimmuseum, the open up to a reflection with no hypocrisies, in which the political and economic prevarications show their true face without censorship and unnecessary respectability.

The turbid and viscous image of the mud - which sweeps things away, destroys and recreates - represents a common research of the Fango group, centered around global issues, in which politics, collective commitment and individual resistance are combined with violent denunciations and disenchanted illusions.

The mud, with its destructive energy, wipes out the veil of hypocrisy that numbs social action, bringing down indifference and comforting sand castles. The mud, seen as a disturbing element, as a substance to be purged, is linked to our desire for control and environmental sterilization, leading us to consider the waste as a cumbersome residue. Returning to the mud, to the original limus, means reappropriating a powerful creative freedom, moving away from a false sense of modesty and from the imposition of rigid patterns.