The Boston-Como project is a cultural exchange between two cities: Boston in the U.S., and Como in Italy. 34 artists, half from the States and half from Italy , work together in an art round trip. Prestigious public and private spaces in both cities host an exhibition-itinerary that will guide the audience through the streets of Como in 2013 and of Boston in 2014. The exhibition explores what are the actual strengths and homogeneity points of Western culture, ie from the block consisting of the U.S. and Europe. The invited artists are called to dialogue among themselves and with the spaces of the city in search of a line of continuity between their own two intellectual visions. The research will be based on four pillars: the historical heritage, the urban vision, the representation of contemporary man and the aesthetic dimension. Painting, sculpture, photography, but also videos, performances, site-specific interventions and interactions with the public, will create guided tours that will introduce the viewer to a deeper reflection on the Western system.
The logo designed to represent the event Boston-Como derives from the colours and shapes of the American and Italian flags. A white star on a blue round represents the state of Massachusetts, USA, and a red round stripes wnat to looks like the american flag. The green round stripe stays for part of the italian flag, and symbolise the artistic cultural exchange between the two countries.
James Hull and Carolina Lio.