Diego Esposito

curated by Marco Meneguzzo e Aldo Iori 

June 29th, 2024 at 6 PM
TERAMO – L’Arca (Laboratorio per le Arti Contemporanee)

from June 29 to September 10, 2024

The exhibition LVX ILLVMINAT LVCEM renews artist Diego Esposito’s deep connection with the city of Teramo (Italy).
From June 29 to Sept. 10, 2024, artist Diego Esposito returns to Teramo, his hometown, with a widespread exhibition entitled LVX ILLVMINAT LVCEM, curated by Marco Meneguzzo and Aldo Iori.
The opening scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m., will take place at ARCA (Laboratory for Contemporary Arts) in Largo San Matteo.  

The exhibition project LVX ILLVMINAT LVCEM, organized by Rotary Club Teramo Est in collaboration with Galleria Allegra Ravizza of Lugano, takes its name from the title of a ceramic sculpture conceived by the artist for the Cathedral of Teramo and includes the placement of works, including historical and newly created site-specific works, plus a permanent work. 

Five city places will be involved for their spiritual, social and cultural significance: the ARCA (Laboratory for Contemporary Arts), the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Pinacoteca Civica, the Regional Library ‘Melchiorre Delfico’ and the park of the Villa Comunale where the permanent work will be placed.

After nearly fifty years of residencies in the cities of Milan and Venice, long stays, for study and exhibition activities around the world, Diego Esposito consolidates the strong link with the city of Teramo on the relationship between work and place. In the past, Esposito had exhibited in Teramo in solo (the last in 2003) and group exhibitions (Exempla 2 in 2002). The spatial question has always been present in the artist’s work since the installations conceived for the University of Teramo starting in 1991 with O-blu and Cascata in 1996; later, between 2000 and 2001, with Naos (formerly in the Gardens of the Villa Comunale and now in the Faculty of Law); the last one, in 2014, for the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law with Scale of Color Sound of Time in the modern university campus of Coste Sant’Agostino. 

After the opening, the exhibition catalog Diego Esposito. LVX ILLVMINAT LVCEM (Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo MI) edited by Marco Meneguzzo, art critic and professor at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, and Aldo Iori, art critic and professor at the University of Perugia; the bilingual it/en volume will contain the institutional texts, critical texts by the curators, illustrations of the works in the exhibition and other historical works by the artist, apparatuses with technical data sheets of the works, a critical anthology and a bio-bibliography of the artist (graphic design: Ybrand, Pescara).