Studio la Città opens on Saturday, November 25 the exhibition: The Misfits, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, with works by Riccardo Camoni, Stefano Cattaneo, Mauro Folci, Igino Legnaghi, David Leverett, Paolo Patelli and Richard Smith.
The Misfits is also the title of a famous film by John Houston dating from 1961 with four counter-current characters: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. In Italy the film came out with the title of Gli spostati. Marco Meneguzzo thought about “The Misfits” as a title that would be just right for a show like this, an urge that was resistant to every long countercheck, the first of which, of course, was to associate these artists with definition “maladjusted”. “Spostati”, though, is only one of the possible translations of “misfits”, and in fact when the film was released in European cinemas, the title in various languages showed the most varied nuances which could give rise to very interesting and subtle interpretations […]. In Danish, for instance, the title was: De frigjorte or The free. Therefore – continues Meneguzzo – “the misfits” are in fact “losers” with respect to society, from which they escape, but heroes in the eyes of those of us who watch it, of those of us who know what is passing through the mind of these people, of those of us who come into contact with that single individual, but without the inevitable labels imposed by society.