Contemporary art meets scraps and re-use
The exhibition "Re.Use - Scraps, objects, ecology in contemporary art" will open in Treviso in October, and Michelangelo Pistoletto will be among the artists presented. Let's find out all the peculiarities of the initiative.

A new exhibition connecting art with the theme of re-use and ecology will open in Veneto on 27th October. “Re.Use – Scraps, objects, ecology in contemporary art” follows a thematic development from the 20th century to today. Running until 10th February, the project – divided in three sections – will be hosted in three different spaces in Treviso: the hypogeum hall of the Museum of Santa Caterina, the Casa Robegna Museum and the privately owned Ca’ dei Ricchi. Re.Use, curated by Valerio Dehò, will include masterpieces by artists like Marcel Duchamp, Piero Manzoni, Alberto Burri, Mimmo Rotella, Tony Cragg and Damien Hirst, as well as Michelangelo Pistoletto. The exhibition centres on the relationship between contemporary art and the re-use of objects, waste and its disposal; investigating the evolution of the “ecological” branch of art from the beginning of the last century. A documentation reflecting ethics and aesthetics, highlighting the link between modern art and every-day objects.

“The exhibition – we read in a press release – traces a journey through the history of art and the artistic culture, from the 20th century to today, to analyse in detail how the theme of re-use has been dealt with throughout the decades and by various artists, and how this subject keeps producing works and stimulate the creativity of contemporary generations, who play an active and propositional role in communicating relevant common social values to the public. It’s not by chance that this exhibition takes place in the city of Treviso, traditionally considered green friendly and attentive to environmental issues”.

The association “Tra – Treviso Ricerca Arte” has organized the project Re.Use in collaboration with the City of Treviso, the civic museums and Treviso’s department of culture.