24 January - 28 January 2008 | Bologna, Esprit Nouveau
curated by P. Daverio
The atmosphere of the city of Zotti - Trieste, Naples, Venice - mingle with travel notes - Mexico, India, Burma, Africa - and the feelings of the artist in a painting evocative and enigmatic at the same time .
The original cut chosen by Davenport prefers three routes that belong historically to the Venetian culture in which he grew up and Zotti worked: the couple's relationship, the mutation and the anthropomorphic guilt complex.
The intimate aspect of the exhibition is enhanced by the choice of venue, the beautiful building de l'Esprit Nouveau, designed in 1925 by Le Corbusier at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris and, once dismantled, rebuilt in 1977 in Bologna. Colored walls, the spaces still intact in their original modernist house the works with the warmth of a private home.
Zotti is therefore an exhibition that reconciles with the mystery of painting.