On Friday, February 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM, Platea | Palazzo Galeano is pleased to invite you to "Momentum (Adda)," a conversation featuring the artist Daniela Ferrari, Carlo Orsini, Giorgio Verzotti, and Maria Villa

Platea | Palazzo Galeano, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lodi, presents on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM, a special public conversation at the Sala Granata of the Municipal Library Laudense. The artist Fabio Roncato, the protagonist of the exhibition Momentum (Adda), curated by Gaspare Luigi Marcone and visible until February 28, 2023, at the Platea showcase, will engage in a dialogue with the art historian Daniela Ferrari, the artistic director of Platea Carlo Orsini, the art critic Giorgio Verzotti, and the art historian Maria Villa.

Fabio Roncato's work crystallizes the energy of the waters of the Adda River, one of Lombardy's main watercourses that crosses the Lodi territory, in the form of sculpture. The creation took place on the riverbanks in the summer of 2022 and concluded in the foundry using the lost-wax casting technique. The phases of this fascinating process, capable of transforming material into immaterial entities like energy, have been documented by the photographer Daniele Marzorati. For the occasion, the photographic series will be visible at the Sala Granata. Momentum (Adda) captures a moment for eternity, offering Lodi and its citizens an ideal portrait of the forces that traverse the territory, but at the same time, it invites reflection on the precariousness of environmental balances.

Fabio Roncato (Rimini, 1982) lives and works in Milan.
After obtaining a diploma in painting from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, he furthered his education by attending various residencies in Italy and abroad, including: Atelier Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice), VIR-Via Farini in Residence (Milan), Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte (Banna, Turin), Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht), and the Shanghai Prize at the East China Normal University (Shanghai).
In the works that are part of his recent research, Roncato develops a reflection on the boundaries of visual representation, investigating forms, elements, energies of nature, and contemporaneity. The idea is to bring artistic practice into the critical aspects related to the relationship between understanding reality and the limits imposed by sensory perception. The work spontaneously takes shape in an unpredictable manner each time. Imagination plays a decisive role in this practice and in these methods of discovery.
His works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in private galleries, independent spaces, and museum institutions in Italy and abroad. Some notable exhibitions include Fulgura et Fossilia, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali di Brescia, Brescia (2022), Pietre / Stones, curated by Giulia Bortoluzzi, The Open Box, Milan (2022), Italian Twist, curated by Elisa Carollo and Mattia Solari, Fondazione Imago Mundi, Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso (2021), Come pesci nell'acqua, curated by Giorgio Verzotti, Villa Nigra, Miasino (2021), and many others.

Daniela Ferrari (Trento, 1973)
is an art historian and curator at the Mart in Rovereto, focusing on Italian art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 2007, she has been responsible for the Mart's VAF-Stiftung Collection, one of the largest collections of Italian modern and contemporary art.

Giorgio Verzotti (Boca, 1953)
is an art critic and independent curator. He has curated exhibitions at the Castello di Rivoli and the Mart in Rovereto and served as the director of Artefiera in Bologna. He teaches at the Catholic University of Milan and is a correspondent for the New York-based magazine "Artforum."

Maria Villa (Vaprio d’Adda, 1985)
is a contemporary art historian and curator. She has worked as an assistant curator at MACRO - Museo Arte Contemporanea Roma and at the Padiglione Italia of the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in 2013. Since 2013, she has been working at the Lucio Fontana Foundation in Milan, coordinating exhibition and editorial projects. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the institution since 2016 and its vice president since 2022. Villa collaborates with public and private exhibition spaces, including RIBOT gallery in Milan, where she oversees editorial projects.