Exhibition “Cracking Art e i giovani artisti”

animali in plastica

4 June - 31 August 2022.
Museo Tattile Statale Omero.

"Cracking Art and young artists" is on display at the Museo Omero from 4 June to 31 August 2022.
This exhibition is part of the ninth Biennale Arteinsieme - culture and cultures without barriers, which has long provided an ideal environment for creativity, inclusion and the promotion of young artists.
Sculptures by the Cracking Art collective are shown alongside works which have reached the finals of the Figurative Arts and Anime Animali competitions for Licei artistici, Accademie di Belle Arti as well as primary and junior secondary schools.
The students were asked to create multisensory works after studying the poetics of the Cracking Art movement.
When choosing the finalists, the selection committee looked for works incorporating the accessibility criteria for non-sighted visitors: tactile perception, choice of materials and aesthetic value.

Cracking Art

Cracking Art is a group of artists known all over the world for their urban installations featuring large-scale coloured animals made of recycled and recyclable plastic.
An operation that makes us all address new realities.
The movement was born in 1993 with the aim of changing the history of art through the artists’ strong social and environmental commitment which, combined with an innovative use of plastic materials, evokes the close relationship between nature and artificial reality.
The concept of regeneration has animated the movement’s art from the outset.
Plastic, the movement’s material of choice, is virtually eternal as it can be shredded and remodelled into other sculptures.
Cracking is the process that transforms crude oil into naphtha, which is the basis of many synthetic products, including plastics.
Cracking is the procedure that transforms the natural into the artificial, the organic into the synthetic. A process that confronts us all with new realities.
Cracking is the laceration in contemporary man, who lurches between a primary naturalness and an increasingly artificial future."


Promoter: Museo Tattile Statale Omero - TACTUS Centro per le Arti Contemporanee, la Multisensorialità e l'Intercultura

With the participation of the Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea del Ministero della Cultura

In collaboration with:
Direzione Generale Musei - Servizio II - Sistema museale nazionale
Direzione Generale Educazione, Ricerca e istituti culturali – Servizio I, Ufficio Studi e Centro per i Servizi Educativi (Sed) del Ministero della Cultura
Ministero dell'Istruzione
Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca
Volunteers from the Servizio Civile Universale
Associazione Per il Museo Tattile Statale Omero ODV-ONLUS
Media Partner: Rai Pubblica Utilità.


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Opening times
June: Tuesday to Saturday 16:00 - 19:00.
Sundays and holidays 10:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00.
July and August: Tuesday to Saturday 17:00 - 20:00.
Sundays and 15 August: 10:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 20:00.
Closed: Mondays.