|Verità | Atto finale, is the conclusive stage of Verdade, the last exhibition of Roberto Coda Zabetta.|
Verdade is the exhibition curated by Guilherme Bueno (director MAC Brazil), Maria Savarese (independent curator) and Maurizio Seneschal (curator Certosa of Capri), which opened in the spring of 2012 at the Museum of Certosa di San Giacomo in Capri and then moved in autumn to the MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition under the name of Vérité was presented last year in December also in Monte Carlo in the space of Clara Pacifico Natoli & Stephane Mescarenhas.
Roberto Coda Zabetta’s comes from a recent news report with deep roots. From 1964 to 1985, Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship that was particularly harsh in the repression of the opposition until the mid Seventies. Children, youth and women disappeared without a traces, except for the indelible ones in the memories of those who lived indirectly that tragic experience. After two years of controversy and debate, last year on September, the Brazilian Parliament approved the establishment of the "Comissao da Verdade" in order to "examine and clarify the serious violations of human rights" that took place between 1964 and 1988 and to "make effective the right of memory and of historical truth and allow national reconciliation."
Verità, the final act of the artist's project, presents about twenty works enamel on wood of small size. Splashes of liquid color become faces without boundaries almost as slipping away between memories. They are the portraits of those disaparecidos. In eighteenth-century frames in which are set everyday objects and amulets they are, on closer inspection, tragically present. The exhibition is like a large installation. Mixing art objects and elements taken from everyday life, Coda Zabetta recreates the atmosphere of some churches in Central America in which pagan symbols are mixed with Christian ones, where indigenous rituals meet globalization, where the past is still present and the future is a distant projection.