…This lies at the heart of Studio la Città’s project: the artists exhibited are all “individually exotic” because their works show, in any case, an element of novelty which today is assimilated by, and superimposed on what is considered exotic. So an internationally known Italian artist is also “exotic” insofar as he is “new” and, in the same way, so is a young Indian artist. For this reason too Studio la Città has this year enlarged its group of artists to include those from all the five continents, but with an underlying concept of a cultural melting-pot that in no way ignores individual traits. This is, after all, what allows the works to continue to live in the world of art, without any need to follow fashions….
(Marco Meneguzzo, Contemporary Exotism, Second part – 2009)
The prominent figures of this versatile group are Victor Alimpiev and Vincenzo Castella with their new videos, Stuart Arends, Nick Cave, Arthur Duff, Balaji Ponna with totally new work and the new entry Anna Galtarossa alongside with the stabilized presence of Pierpaolo Calzolari, Herbert Hamak, Jacob Hashimoto, David Lindberg, Horoyuki Masuyama, Ettore Spalletti, Hema Upadhyay.