Naples

Spedisci Un Video

Vera Vita Gioia

Spedisci on video” (Send a video), a show hosted by the city of Naples, included work by more than eighty Italian artists from several generations—all working with video, but in various styles and genres. For some years video has had an increasingly strong presence in the Italian art scene, and one can now argue that it has a stronger impact than painting, sculpture, or any other media. Anyone working in video was eligible to participate in this show; one had only to respond to an invitation that ran in magazines and newspapers, and was announced on the radio.

The first exhibition of its type to be organized in a private Italian gallery, “Spedisci un video” picked up the thread of “Audience 0,01,” a group show organized two years ago by Helena Kontova. The show presented an array of work by visual artists (most of whom are from the younger generation), and by video professionals who have

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