CHANCE ENCOUNTERS #25 meets Marco Pezzotta.
Born in Seriate (Italy) 1985, Marco Pezzotta graduated at the Faculty of Fine Art in Milan Brera and achieved a Meisterschuler at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin.
In 2013 he has been part of the residency program of SeMA Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul (South Korea) and in Vienna MuseumsQuartier as a guest of Quartier21. He is mostly based in Berlin.
How did you first decide that art was your path in life ?
I guess it has been something i didn’t really decide, i mean. I think one follows a million different life paths at the same time. Art is one of them for me, maybe the only one crossing all the others.
What's your main interest as an artist ?
Oh well, i guess I am interested in an experience. In the experience I go through as I work on my research, and in the experiences someone can get from meeting a work of mine. What then makes me sad is that those can never really be shared.
Where do you get the ideas for your work ?
It does not really start as an idea/eureka. For me the production of a work is only another a part of a daily routine. Maybe a slightly “thicker”, clearer, more concentrated moment of a day.
What do you think is the social role of art ?
To develop empathy.
What place does creativity have in education ?
I think that education is mainly about discovering, and creativity it does really mean that. We should ride over the idea that education is mostly something adults are supposed to provide to the next generation, and finally get a creative approach to our learning experience and to the experience our institutions will provide to the future us. I think it would be enough to set a doubt an every certainty, to transform education into discussion and a concept into its endless possibilities.
Do you think that by challenging conventional views, art can truly make a change in the public's perception ?
Of course I think so! Has always been like that, sometimes it takes a long long time before you can see any effect. But, sure.
What are your future plans and projects ?
I am happy to say that I do not have any at the moment.
Many thanks and good luck !