Movement for Contemporary Art in Fermo
Fermo has been pervaded by Art, Music and Literature for several centuries,
it even hosted the Stadium an ancient University from 1398 to 1826.
Visitors that stroll through the alleys come across several churches,
noble palaces and can also visit the Library that was founded in 1600.
and the eight tables depicting the Story
of St.Lucia by Jacobello
that are conceived as an illustrious example of International Gothic are
on show in the Art Gallery (Pinacoteca).
town is much appreciated because of its rich cultural past, but it is
stunning that the artist expression is not to be found in the museums only,
but it is still flourishing. It is even more stunning when the stimulus is
given by young people that live in a small town where the means and the
opportunities are not easy to be found.
cultural flow that runs through the South of Le Marche, an area with just
37,000 inhabitants, is lively and teeming even though it is not well known..
an Artistic movement for Contemporary Art
has just been founded by a group of young people in Fermo. They
want to say something and say it through different forms of Art.
have met them by chance and I was flabbergasted. I was walking through
Fermo alleys to 180°gradi.
cotta per il pane,
I had an appointment to write a review on the place. Just in the square in
front of the place there was a small Art exhibition.
There were different sized canvas, an enigmatic display of hanging spheres
connected by sentences, pictures hanging from the leafless branches of a
tree...a young man was in the meantime vigorously painting a colourful
tree surrounded by whirling touches.
large painting caught my attention. It was made of several canvas and it
nearly occupied the entire wall. Blue and red winding lines and curves
traced figures in a dynamic yellow background.
The four central canvas were linked to each other through the figures’
body and limbs contact.
Roundness could be detected in the shape of heads, wombs and breasts. It
recalled the fauve shapes and cromatism. The
energy derives from the intrinsic communication potential of pure colours.
Bazzani, the author of “Mama e soci”, this is the name of the
work of art, told me how he found the sphere the best shape to express,
together with pure colours, the most genuine living force.
Paolo is twenty six and he is one of the co-founders of ContempoPreziotti,
artistic movement together with Nicola Zappalà, Mirco Marinozzi, Micaela
Sason and Linda Venuti. Their decision of melting energies and abilities,
instead of working solo, is to be admired.
group is now composed of about thirty young people, some of them have
shared a study experience at the National Arts Institute in Fermo, while
others come from different backgrounds.
What unites them is the will of giving voice, colour and movement to the
individual interiority: there are people who express themselves through
painting and photograph, who carves, who shots short films and who makes
is opened to any language of contemporary art, poetry, theatre and music
organized and proactive movement, ContempoPreziotti, brings to its
hometown a new and fresh spirit. They only ask for some place where to “share
their energy and communicate”. Umberto Preziotti, an Architect in
Fermo, had already thought that the city needed a place where to make Art.
He in fact donated a palace to the city where he wanted a school of Arts
in 1959. The palace has in fact hosted the Arts Institute for several
years, but that has been moved lately.
young artists would like to create a “home
for arts and crafts for the citizens to propel culture, beauty and urban
will make an atelier-workshop where shows, lessons, theoretical and
practical courses will be held, but also a place where to make artistic
do hope that given their ability and desire to go ahead, the institutions
will be able to understand this movement and encourage it properly. The
town would gain a place where creativity would be kept alive and it would
also be a place where different experiences and ways of feeling would get
in contact and go beyond art itself.
The people in the movement are now collecting signatures in order to make
the local institutions aware; those who would like to contact them and
support their project can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.