“Collezione privata is the title Matteo Attruia gave to this exhibition, given two facts: one, his seven Moleskine agendas, which are the central nucleus of the exhibition, are the daily collection of his own ideas, and two, the private collector Giorgio Fasol was asked by the artist to be the curator of this exhibition.” (Giacinto di Petrantonio).
The project Collezione privata, realized for the noble plan of Ca’ dei Ricchi, consists in the exposition of all the projects the artist has conceived during the last five years. In the exhibition, in fact, there aren’t any works exposed but seven jotters containing projects, sketched on paper by Attruia at the rate of one per day.
It is then a matter of first drafts, only sketched works, some of which have become real works only after, and are now in galleries or in some private collections. Throughout this exhibition, the spectator has the possibility of looking at what is usually hidden, that is the birth of a work; if intrigued, they can deepen and possibly decide to commission the creation of the chosen work to the artist, bringing it to existence. The role of the catalogue, in this case, is also that of letting the spectator take with him all the projects for a more attentive reading, which can be hardly done during the visit of the exhibition. The set-up comprehends seven big forex panels, one for each jotter, which bring the captions to the works that could potentially be realized. In the book appear, together with the critical texts, all the 1235 potential works, in the shape of caption (title, medium, dimensions).