06 Mar

Il POPolo vuole

Primavera 2013 
Museo Piaggio Pontedera

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Luca Beatrice Il POPolo lo vuole. When, in the far 1982, a young boy from Lebanon moved to Tuscany to study, at the beginning, with the Academy of Florence and them at the Faculty of Architectue, he was deeply amazed very soon by the artistic wonders of Florence and Siena so that he gave up the pratice for a probable lucrative profession and he chose without delays the painting, the world was really so much different from nowadays. May be these historic, social, cultural and economic situations that showed Italy as a little Heaven in the Mediterranean basin have definitely disappeared, At present our Country is still very attractive for those choosing it not only as a tourist, but now the mistrust seems to prevail the bet and the risk. Once it was not in this way. At the time the art system found by Ali Hassoun was still mainly shaped with the national schools: painting could be Italian, German, American and we were really not so much aware of what happened in other parts of the plane. It was still before the revolution that happened, certainly not by case, in 1989, the same year of the fall of the Berlin Wall: at the Centre Pompidou in Paris there was the opening of the great exhibition “Magicien de la terre”, which has marked the first entrace of the extra western art in the capitol symbol of the Old Continent, From now on we start getting familiarity with the first presences from Africa, Asia, South America and also from Oceania. Then a further development takes place, the Biennal of Venice in 1993, a point of connection between local art and global culture, very perceptive in gettin the transformation in course and to redraw the geographical borders of the earth: in this way the Maps by Alighiero Boetti are the witnesses of a world that do not exist any more, starting from the breacking up in thousands of colours of what until some time before was the red flash of the formier soviet empire. Those that were born after this fundamental path from a stage of the history to another think that it is absolutely plain to communicate in the world without time zones and besides they think that it is possible to go far beyond any limit of time and space. We talk of people that have grown with the mobile phone and the computer always on, while those of the previus generation live this strange contradiction between before and after: to us (Hassoun and I are almost of the same age) technologies have changed life, on the other hand our children made pratice at once, in a very natural way, as if another world, a world without, could not be possible. It might appear an opinion for granted and very plain, but this deep gap between before and after we can see very well in the art by Ali Hasoun, a popular painter in the correct meaning if this word, that is the choice of a straight language, with clear symbols, in order to establish a bridge of communication between the work and the public. In most of his work, realized in the Ninety years and the beginning of 2000, he keeps the temperature and the sensibility of a man influenced by the Italian culture and in debit with it, then as a dialect contrast he shows  “his tradition underlining togheter with the differences and the taste for the typical  stereotypes and prejudices” Therefore we can see stranges pictures, dressed with coloured dresses which are at the same time unlikely, those sieving the com in front of the fresco of the good government or picking up grapes with the foreground of the wealthy hills of Siena. Women and men engaged in little daily gesture which in short give some more useful details for the public reading of the work outside the usual enviroment of the museum: the young mother with the child in the arms is related with the tragic scene of Guernica, while the beatiful angel face of a child seems really the one missing to the joy of seraphs and cherubs of the judge. […download the pdf…]

 

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