Gian Marco Montesano. Andarera

texts by Luca Beatrice, Guido Curto, Gian Marco Montesano
anthology: Jean Baudrillard, Franco Bifo Berardi, Achille Bonito Oliva, Vittoria Coen, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Danilo Eccher, Luciano Franch, Helena Kontova, Toni Negri, Michele Robecchi, Adriano Sofri, Philippe Sollers

pages: 204
format: 16 x 22,5 cm
date of publication: May 2003
images: 100 col, 100 b/w
binding: paperback
language: Italian/English
isbn 9788877571694


The volume is published in occasion of Gian Marco Montesano’s solo exhibit (May 14th - July 6th 2003), that continues the cycle of exhibits dedicates to Piedmontese artists called Profili, set up at Galleria di San Filippo in Turin. 

Other than being the exhibit’s catalogue, the volume is an artist’s book rich in images and critical contributions, among which a conversation between the curators and the artist and an essay that goes into detail of Gian Marco Montesano’s artistic career, along with autobiographical writings and a wide anthology. 

The wide amount of images reproduced in the catalogue, divided by theme, include the cycle of one hundred drawings named Cinema Italia, that goes through the Twentieth century as in a carousel, made of still images, private memories and collective events, moving through History and stories, society and culture, costumes and memories. 

The section dedicated to the boards offers a selection of Montesano’s artistic production, illustrating some of his many favorite subjects and themes: from art’s Catholic heart to representation of dictators of the Twentieth century, from the local atmospheres of foretaste to quotes of gendered cinema, from images to sports under dictatorships, from war scenes to feminine portraits.