1992 · Italy
Guendalina Cerruti is a young contemporary artist, who originates from Italy, like other well-known artists such as Alessandro Calabrese, Franco Bellucci, Giulia Piscitelli, Stefano Bonacci, and Dorazio Piero. Guendalina Cerruti was born in 1992.
About Guendalina Cerruti's work
Guendalina Cerruti is best known for creating conceptual work. For a conceptual artist, the artwork needs to break free from any sort of traditional representation of what is art, and invite the viewer to enter a world of ideas and concepts, free from the material reality. Indeed, the essence of Conceptualism lies in the fact that the idea behind the artwork has significantly more importance than the completed artwork itself. As a defined movement, Conceptualism first came to be in the late 1960s, with figures such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. The most revolutionary feature of Conceptual Art is that the artwork can take the form of anything, from writings to performances, to a derived use of everyday objects - the boundaries of art are thus challenged, the tradition is critiqued. Conceptualism has been, and still remains, subject to controversy and debate, due to its tendency to provoke the audience. As a contemporary movement, is it often used as a medium to defy institutions, societal structures and political systems.
Guendalina Cerruti in private collections
Guendalina Cerruti's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Studiolo Project. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Tora Aghabayova, Ali Hasanov, and Sarah Derat.
Historical Context of Italy
The classical era of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its immense artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been an intense era of cultural and political awakenings, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although greatly affected by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most essential artistic centres, home to cutting-edge movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly eminent Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.