Emanuele Becheri, Ettore Favini
The RSVP project was born, in fact, from the desire to rediscover the 'familiar' face of contemporary art: the works abandon the spaces usually set aside for them and go rather to 'live' in a domestic and private environment. The idea of bringing art into the home responds to the desire for intimate and personal attendance with works that would not otherwise have the opportunity to visit places other than those intended for exhibition or collecting. A reflection on the exhibition and the meaning of the places of art, on the value of the work extracted from the usual context of belonging, on the occupation of domestic environments, redefined by the presence of a welcome guest. In this way, the perspective of the work also changes, no longer a simulacrum (of a life) to be venerated with detachment, but a relational individuality with which to share the invitation. The symbolic meaning of this project is, therefore, in offering accommodation, albeit temporary, at work, inserted into the domestic frame and in dialogue with other objects that already characterize that living space.
The work becomes an experience of life, a story that arises from the dialogue between the artist and the owner of the house - and between the artist and the house itself - for a different episode of its existence. The hospitality offered to the work is on the one hand the feeling of care that the house creates as a physical and emotional shelter, on the other hand it interprets in a transversal way the relationship between public and private. A private space open to the public and a fruition based on an intimate and unmediated relationship that proposes the work through a friendship, inserted in the space of living.
On Saturday 18 May, therefore, it will be possible to stroll through the historic centre of Siena, following roads that are 'alternative' to the usual art routes; the three houses - opened at the same time - may represent a sort of intimate and 'new' route, through which to bring back to Siena an interest in contemporary art, too often left in the background.
14 May 2013 — 14 May 2013