Per Grazie Ricevuta – Group show Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milano


Yuval Vital, Fabrizio Cotognini, Gianluigi Colin | Per Grazia Ricevuta

curated by Alberto Mattia Martini


from May 23rd, 2024 to July 27th, 2024

Giovanni Bonelli Bonelli, Milan

Opening on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 7PM


Giovanni Bonelli Gallery presents the exhibition Per Grazia Ricevuta, curated by Alberto Mattia Martini. A group exhibition that aims to explore and reinterpret the theme of ex votos in a contemporary context: a correlation between history and the present, relating tradition and contemporaneity. Ex votos, Didi-Huberman reminds us, are mysterious and fascinating objects that could be associated with ghosts; they are steeped in history and spirituality, serving as tangible witnesses of human experiences of gratitude, protection, miracle and survival.

The artists featured in the exhibition, through their personal styles and languages, ranging from painting to sculpture offer a unique and personal perspective, contributing to a collective narrative that aims to stimulate discussion and interaction through the legacy inherent in votive offerings.

The exhibition takes the form of a reflection on the relationship between tradition and innovation, the sacred and the profane, the tangible and the transcendent. Contemporary votive offerings, while retaining their symbolic value, move from their purely religious roots to embrace a more secular and universal perspective.