The meeting takes place on the occasion of the entry into Nctm of the work of the artist Madre di Monumenti
The works of Emma Ciceri, a young artist who lives and works in Bergamo, are inspired by great collective paintings – student demonstrations, concerts, a stadium from which the public is moving away, a party inside a prison. The artist looks at the individual and the multitude, in a continuous search for individuality in the crowd, which becomes a pretext for close observation of people.
Emma Ciceri’s new work, which expresses how collective memory takes shape, is composed of cases each containing five photographic prints on paper. The erasure of parts of the photographs taken during some street demonstrations highlight the mass movement of people in public space in relation to the presence of a monumental statue. As they stand up and almost embrace the statue, the crowd itself is transformed into a monument, ephemeral and transitory.