What does exoticism mean today? We know that in the past the search for novelty was
subject to “exotic” currents: it was elsewhere, in other parts of the globe, that there was a
search for stimuli for new ideas to be grafted onto already-known expressive traditions. But today? Today when our planet seems to be known in every single aspect?[…]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.[…] 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 […].
Marco Meneguzzo