In the year of Bergamo Brescia as the Italian Capital of Culture, the programming of the GAMeC opens with Leap into the Void. Art beyond matter, the third and final chapter of the multi-year exhibition project dedicated to the investigation of matter in the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Launched in 2018 with the Black Hole exhibition. Art and materiality between Unformed and Invisible and continued in 2021 with Nothing is lost. Art and matter in transformation, Leap into the void closes the Trilogy of Matter by exploring the theme of dematerialization and creating a transversal story that highlights the connections existing between the investigations into the void - undertaken by the first movements of the historical avant-garde and developed by the experimental groups of the second post-war –, research on the flow dating back to the years of the first computerization and the use of new languages and simulated realities in the post-digital era.
The exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Giusti and Domenico Quaranta, presents the works of some great protagonists of the history of art of the 20th century and pioneers of digital art together with authors of the most recent generations, thanks to loans from important international institutions and private collections.
Specifically, Leap into the Void turns its gaze to those male and female artists who, at different times, have investigated the dimension of the void, denying it in substance or identifying it as a mere ideal dimension, or whose work has proved capable of reflecting the epochal changes in the perception of the material dimension, introduced by the emergence of software and computerization paradigms, as well as by the digital revolution and its systematization.
The exhibition is divided into three thematic sections - Emptiness, Flow and Simulation - which frame as many ways of focusing, representing and expressing the principles of dematerialization, and unfolds in an experiential path that solicits the perception of the viewer from a point of view visual and bodily.