Agostino Quaranta at Yorkshire Sculpture Park / West Bretton

Agostino Quaranta / Turbo Sud Lab

27 May–5 Jun 2022

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton, UK

Following a residency at YSP in 2019, Royal College of Art Graduate Award winner Agostino Quaranta presents an exhibition in the Boathouse as part of his long term research-based project, Turbo Sud, focused on the music culture of South Italy.

The exhibition includes a pop-up audio-visual installation exploring the mechanisms behind the revival of Pizzica pizzica, a music style typical of Puglia in the South-East of Italy. Between the imaginary and the factual, Quaranta asks questions about authenticity, collective memory, and the value of sonic traditions, examining the re-manufacturing process of an ancient music genre on the verge of extinction.

The artist will play a related DJ set in James Turrells Deer Shelter Skyspace.