"Collezione privata is the title Matteo Attruia gave to this exhibition, given two facts: one, his seven Moleskine notebooks, which are the central focus of the exhibition, as a daily collection of his own ideas; and two, the private collector Giorgio Fasol, requested by the artist as the curator of this exhibition." (Giacinto di Petrantonio).
The project Collezione privata, realized for the noble plan of Ca’ dei Ricchi, is the exposition of all the projects conceived by the artist during the last five years. In the exhibition, in fact, there are no artworks exposed but only seven notepads, which Attruia uses to sketch his projects on paper, at the rate of one notebook per day.
The exhibition is about first drafts, only sketched works, some of which turned into concrete projects only after, then exposed in galleries or available in private collections.
Throughout the exhibition, the viewer has the possibility of seeing what is usually hidden: the birth of an artwork. If intrigued, he can deepen and possibly decide to commission the creation of the chosen work, bringing it to existence. In this specific case, the role of the catalog is giving the viewer more time with the projects for a more attentive reading, not an easy task during the first visit to the exhibition. The exhibition's installation includes seven big forex panels, one for each notepad, with captions to the works that could be potentially realized. Together with the critical texts, all the 1235 potential projects are presented in the book with the same form of the captions, with the title, the medium used, and dimensions.