After the public and critical success obtained last October with the exhibition at the Fondazione Amleto Bertoni, Antiche Scuderie, Saluzzo, Roberta Coni confronts the capital by exhibiting twenty-six oil on canvas works of large medium and small dimensions that represent the first stage of a path of works analyzing the entire Divine Comedy.
Curated by Beatrice Buscaroli the exhibition Roberta Coni. Tempting Flesh. Inferno, I focuses on the first canto of Dante’s poem: “The choice of the representation of the First Canto of the Inferno is for the artist a kind of homecoming: same restless and gloomy atmospheres, same soft lights, same emotional and existential tension. The artist declares it as “a journey of hope and reaffirmation of the human and the divine,” he wants to understand it as a journey already taken by Dante at his age (nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita), to be retraced by actualizing the problems, risks, and hopes. An extraordinarily ambitious project in a period historical period that seems to theorize absolute precariousness, fear, the uncertain” (B. Buscaroli).
A video by the artist, with original music by Andrea Guerra, which stigmatizes in
images the first canto of the Divine Comedy, a canto in which the damned and
beasts emerge from the darkness.