Tag: solo exhibition

Tuesday May 14 opens: Matilde Sambo, Falsità in buona coscienza, curated by Gabriela Galati, aA29 Project Room Milan.

Matilde Sambo,

Falsità in buona coscienza

Curated by Gabriela Galati

With a text by Alessandra Galletta

Media partner That’s Contemporary

Opening on Tuesday 14th May, h 6.30pm

aA29 Project Room Milan

Piazza Caiazzo 3, 1st. floor

20124 Milan

 

aA29 Project Room Milano presents Matilde Sambo’s first solo exhibition Falsità in buona coscienza, curated by Gabriela Galati with a text written by Alessandra Galletta.

The artist’s recent research, and in particular the project developed for the present exhibition, is to be considered from the point of view of the topic of the limit, or rather, from its cancellation and blurriness. Binary pairs of seemingly opposite concepts are shown, in Sambo’s work, as a continuum, and the boundaries between them become labile.

The exhibition presents a series of works that question, through simple strategies of intervention or overlapping, the separation, to begin with, between nature and artifice: shells modified in an almost imperceptible way, or strands of hair, wax and thorns that form small compositions that the artist distributes around the gallery, often installing them in places that are difficult to access for the viewer’s gaze. In addition to this set of works, there are some sculptures belonging to the series Cantus ab aestu, which Sambo realises using cicadas moults found on trees as casts.

The irrelevance of the visibility of the object, or at least of its permanent visibility, is also to be found in the second series of works on display La material non è mai al suo posto (Matter is never in its place): it consists in “fake” relics exhibited in four reliquaries—modelled by the artist and cast by Fonderia Artistica Battaglia—which contain stalactites found in a cave. The relic in this case alludes to a continuous cycle, to a kind of closed loop in which artificial and natural, sacred and profane, true and false are reversed and mixed until they become indistinguishable. Thus, the cave takes the place of the profaned temple in which the relic was found, the stalactite, which in turn, when exhibited becomes artifice.

Finally, Omeostasi, belonging to the Untitled-Monitors and Materials series, consists of a video installation on two monitors in which the artist documents a session of “manipulation”. In one of the monitors the gaze is focused on the masseur’s hands, in the other on the patient’s reactions, which passes from intense laughter to anguished crying. This work therefore also raises questions about the act of believing, not as a religious element as is the case of the relic, but in a kind of therapy that in Western culture is considered “alternative” and not scientific, and at the same time puts the accent on the unclear limit between joy and suffering. The work also considers the transformation of the hands from limbs that human animals have in common with other species, to tools that distinguish us, perhaps, from non-human animals.

Matilde Sambo’s first solo exhibition invites us, then, to rethink the world, or at least part of it, in cyclical and non-contradictory terms.

 

Matilde Sambo (Venice 1993) graduated in Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice. She currently lives and works in Milan. During her career she has participated in various residences in Italy and in Europe: Roccaporena di Cascia (Umbria, Italy), Collective signatures (Formentera, Spain) and at VIR (Via Farini, Milan). She has also taken part in various representations, through the use of sound improvisations accompanied by video projections, including Sciame Project (Steam Factory, Milan), Radio Raheem for the project by Eva Macail Rava vavàra at Argo16 (Venice), t- space (Milan), Loup Studio (Rovereto), Festival Sconfini (Modena) and Teatro Fondamenta Nuove (Venice). She has exhibited in group exhibitions such as Friends at Space Thetis, Trigger Parties at Marsélleria Paradise (Milan), Villa Memo Giordani Valeri (Treviso), Doxa sounds from society at the Romanian Institute of Culture (Venice) and during the Venice International Performance Art Week. She was selected among the finalists of the Biennale Giovani Trento in 2012, won first prize in the “Un giornoenny” section of the Pasinetti Video Competition in Venice in 2012, the first Pomilio Blumm Award (Pescara) in 2013 and will present in 2019 the own film Collective signatures-the cave at the Formentera Film Festival.

 

Matilde Sambo,

Falsità in buona coscienza

Curated by Gabriela Galati

With a text by Alessandra Galletta

Media partner Thats Contemporary

 

Opening Tuesday may 14th, h 6.30pm

 

aA29 Project Room Milan

Piazza Caiazzo 3, 1st. floor

20124 Milan

www.aa29.it

info@aa29.it

Tiziana Pers, CAPUT CAPITIS I, curated by Gabriela Galati, aA29 Project Room Milan

Tiziana Pers,
CAPUT CAPITIS I

Curated by Gabriela Galati
With a text by Gabi Scardi
Media partner THAT’S CONTEMPORARY

Opening Wednesday March 27th, 6.30pm
March 27th – April 26th 2019

aA29 Project Room Milan
Piazza Caiazzo 3,
1st. floor, # 2

 

aA29 Project Room is pleased to present Tiziana Pers’ solo  exhibition CAPUT CAPITIS. The project was conceived as a single exhibition in two parts that will be inaugurated first at the gallery in Milan, and later in Caserta.
Tiziana Pers’s artistic research focuses on biocentrism, and works through the analysis and deconstruction of colonialism, racism, sexism, capitalism, speciesism and domination over nature. Precisely, the title of the exhibition alludes to the fact that the word “capitalism” derives from the Latin caput capitis, i.e. head of cattle. The objectification of the other that produces surplus value from work, or as in this case, from the forced reproduction of animals, forms the basis of the capitalist system.

More specifically, the common thread that binds all her practice, and the exhibition CAPUT CAPITIS in particular, is her project ART_HISTORY, always in-progress.
In the artist’s words, ART_ HISTORY “consists in exchanging one of my paintings with an animal that was destined to be slaughtered: a horse, donkey, rabbit, lamb, chicken, pig, duck, goat, cow, goose…depending on project. The painting has the same height and dimensions as the animal to be saved. And I do not decide who will come with me: the butcher, or breeder makes the choice. A contract certifies the exchange.” In this way the project opens several questions on the attribution of an economic value to a sentient being as well as to a work of art, and at the same time on the possibility of art to interact with the actual situation and save a life.

On show in Milan a selection of works related to the Art History practice and to the liberated animals will be presented, starting from the exchange contracts. These include ART_HISTORY / Vucciria (2018), an action carried out in Palermo for Manifesta 12 (*).
ART_HISTORY is also closely linked to the other fundamental project of Pers’ practice: the residence for artists and animal sanctuary RAVE East Village Artist Residency, founded together with his sister Isabella, in which every year an international artist is invited to live with the saved animals and to develop an artistic project that is somehow the result of this interaction.
The exhibition, although not exhaustive, aims to present the complexity of an artistic research that is largely grounded on concrete action.

Tiziana Persstudied Foreign Languages ​​and Literature, and developed her doctoral research on the dialogue between visual arts and literature. Among the last public events to which she took part are worth mentioning: Ex Wunderkammern, double solo show with Regina Josè Galindo, curated by Mylène Ferrand and Robert Baramov at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (BG), Art_History / Vucciria, (*) 2018, performance realized in scope of Memoria Collettiva. Casa Spazio hosts Casa Sponge curated by Lorenzo Calamia and Serena Ribaudo / Border Crossing collateral event MANIFESTA 12, Palermo and her participation with the video RAVEto the project THE INDEPENDENTcurated by Elena Motisi and NESXT, MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts, Rome. Her works and performances have been presented in numerous museums and institutions, among which: Lapidarium Museum, Novigrad, Croatia; Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, South Korea; Drawing Madrid (aA29 Project Room) Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris; PAV Living Art Pavilion Turin; Museum of Natural History of Trieste and Milan; Palazzo Pretorio Volterra; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art; Italian Market Hong Kong; One Night Stand Gallery, Sofia; Prix-Pictet Palais De Tokyo Paris; Old Police Station, London; 53. Venice Biennale e. c .; Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia; TriesteContemporanea, Trieste; N.Est Museo MADRE Naples; DIFC Dubai; Dade Public Library Miami. She has lectured at numerous universities and institutions, including: MAXXI Rome Museum, Polytechnic of Milan, University of Trieste and Udine, PAC Contemporary Art Pavilion in Milan, NABA Milan, Contemporary Dolomites, École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy.

Tiziana Pers,
CAPUT CAPITIS I
Curated by Gabriela Galati
With a text by Gabi Scardi
Media partner That’s Contemporary

Opening Wednesday March 27th, 6.30pm

aA29 Project Room Milan

Piazza Caiazzo 3,
1st. floor, # 2

Tomislav Brajnović’s solo exhibition Direct Link at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb will be on view until June 10.

Tomislav Brajnović: Direct Link

MSU Gallery, Thursday, 24th May 2018 at 8:00 pm

Curator of the exhibition: Nataša Ivančević, Deputy Director & Museum Advisor

For Tomislav Brajnović, art is more than the exploration of the form, visual artistic means, production, and presentation of the work of art. The radicalism of the artistic idea is more important to him than the radicalism of the artistic form. His works as well as his worldview are concerned with the issues of ethics, social justice, and are a critical reflection of the times we live in. Art and life are interfused without limitation. His methodology is focused on asking questions, analyzing and criticizing the social moment, the polemics with proponents of opposing views, and the disagreement with generalized answers. The range of his themes spans from social to religious to political to economic controversies, and is present in the works created from the beginnings of his artistic activity in the 1990s to this day.

He easily moves from medium to medium, and uses video, installation, sound, performance, readymade, and other means that best serve to transfer ideas at a specific point in time. More recently, he has been using social networks as a medium of artistic activity, as they provide the possibility to quickly spread information and personal views, as well as to express the opinions of a large number of users. At his first larger solo exhibition in Zagreb, “Direct Link”, he presents installations, documentation, video works, FB comments, and texts taken from the Internet, in which he reveals the social inequality that is reflected in the unequal distribution of wealth, power and influence, in the manipulation and abuse of advanced technology, which becomes a means of controlling free will and possible consequences of such action.

Brajnović takes the concept of Direct Link (Direktna veza) by the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek for the title of his exhibition. The term implies a direct link between the human brain and digital space. Technology and scientific research bring progress, and the insertion of implants brings health benefits. What is a threat to the loss of autonomy of human thought and action and, ultimately, to freedom, is the possibility of managing the human mind through chip implants and digital links. According to Žižek, for an individual, the possibility of separating from the outside world and the possibility of withdrawal into one’s inner worlds thus disappears, which raises the ultimate question: “Who will control it?” On the other hand, Elon Musk thinks that humans already possess the characteristics of cyborgs, given the connection with digital devices, clouds and space. In the worst scenario, this can lead to the abolition of free will and of the space of freedom, and to the introduction of art censorship at the level of thought and idea. In this exhibition, Brajnović therefore issues a manifesto on the death of the audience as a result of the abolition of the artist, the audience and art.

After MSU, the exhibition will be presented at the Gallery of Fine Arts, Split, albeit on a lesser scale. Curator of the Split exhibition: Jasminka Babić, Senior Curator

Tomislav Brajnović was born in Zagreb in 1965. He completed his first year of studies at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1999, where his mentor was Professor Đuro Seder, and completed postgraduate studies in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London in 2003. He works and exhibits intensively both in Croatia and abroad. He is a recipient of several awards, scholarships and recognitions, and has taken part in several residence projects. He teaches New Media, City Mapping, and Recontextualization at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. Since 2007, he has been running the Studio Golo Brdo Project/Gallery. He is the author of the Supper with the Artist project.

For more information on the exhibition please click here.

For more information on Tomislav Brajnović please click here.

Carlo Gambirasio ha inaugurato la sua personale Bodylights n°1 presso Porto dell’arte

Bodylights n°1 di Carlo Gambirasio

a cura di Irene Angenica

 dal 4 al 6 maggio dalle ore 18 alle 22.

Carlo Gambirasio | Verona 1994 |

 

Il pensiero di Carlo Gambirasio prende origine da un’attenta analisi della cultura visiva nella quale viviamo e pone l’attenzione sull’impossibilità di codificare attraverso un segnale finto, digitale, ogni tipo di rappresentazione sensibile. Il nostro mondo è pieno di immagini analogiche, prodotte attraverso un processo discreto che può essere semplificato ma mai riprodotto in forma identica.

Le sue non sono opere ma dispositivi privi di scopo pratico, strumenti capaci di trasmettere un concetto e di far riflettere sulle modalità di fruizione della realtà. Il suo fare pone domande sulle regole del mondo artificiale, non si abbandona a un futuro ormai programmato ma cerca di insinuarsi nel sistema per comprenderlo e modificarlo.

Carlo Gambirasio svela i trucchi dei signori delle macchine, mostra come le tecnologia sia priva di anima e necessiti di un logos per essere utile e portatrice di senso. Strumenti e macchine sono solo mezzi la cui funzione ultima viene identificata attraverso il termine “Metànthropia”. Coniata dall’artista stesso, la parola vuole evidenziare come esista un’ autoevoluzione artificiale creata dall’uomo, che differisce da quella naturale per metodi e tempi.

Per maggiori informazioni sull’artista si prega di cliccare qui.

Per informazioni sulla mostra si prega di cliccare qui.

 

 

Testo di Marco Roberto Marelli

ECCENTRIC Art & Research is delighted to present Federico Luger’s first solo exhibition in Milan “Mi casa es tu casa”, opens September 18th.

Federico Luger, Swiss Alps, the End of the Illusion (2013). C-print on aluminium. Edition of 3.

ECCENTRIC Art & Research is delighted to present Federico Luger’s first solo exhibition in Milan Mi casa es tu casa, which opens on September 18th, 2017.

The title of the show (my house is your house) alludes both to the fact that it will take place at Secondo Pensiero, a space which is in fact a B&B, thus a temporary house to its guests, and also because one of the series, The Swiss Alps, has been inspired by Luger’s second home in Switzerland.

The exhibition will present different series of works: The Swiss Alps, the End of the Illusion (2013) the aforementioned set of photographs that addresses the end of bank secrecy in the country; small paintings from the series Bananas, a selection of two massive paintings which deal with the human figure, more specifically with portraiture; the Line Concept collages, two works from the Monochrome series and the almost complete Venice Book series. This last set of works on paper will be installed in one of the rooms, so it will only be visible during the opening evening.

Federico Luger is a Venezuelan artist and gallerist. After several years spent travelling around Europe, he opened an art space in Milan, which then turned into Federico Luger Gallery. In the twelve years during which the gallery has been operating, Luger has produced more than fifty exhibitions. However Luger never stopped his artistic practice, which he preferred to conduct in secrecy, reflecting on conceptual art, perception of art, and the art system in general. Both his activities, artist and gallerist have enriched each other. This exhibition and Luger’s oeuvre deeply reflect on the complexity of the twofold nature of his passion.

The exhibition will be open from September 18th thought October 18th, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 7pm, or by appointment.

To make an appointment, or to request images and further information please contact Gabriela Galati at info@ec-centric.eu.

Secondo Pensiero
Corso Magenta, 12
20121, Milan MI
www.secondopensiero.com

For more information on Federico Luger please click here.

Baptiste Debombourg has currently two exhibitions on view in Bergen and Cologne.

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Baptiste Debombourg, Transient, solo exhibition

at Krupic Kersting Galerie – KUK
An der Schanz 1a, 50735 Cologne, Germany
on view from 09/06 until 31/08/2017

After the contextual installation “Raging Dreams”, realized at S12 gallery in Bergen (Norway), Baptiste Debombourg presents his new solo show « TRANSIENT » at krupic kersting gallery in Cologne (Germany).

« Transient » explores the transformative aspects of the material, and the ever-changing state of matter, that goes beyond our human perception.

Everything that we perceive is subject to the effect of time and gravity, a slow transformation of material in time.

It is this invisible force that interests the artist, and through control, but also accident and improvisation, he explores his subject. Debombourg offers to the viewer an experience of the transformation, of the transient state of matter, and a new vision of light and darkness.

« The tangible treatment in monochrome black lends the work a status that is at least two-fold – sculptural and pictorial – and gives rise to additional questions related to the work’s setting, plane, vanishing points, surfaces, volume, reflections, and the position of the viewer ».*

*Audrey Teichmann, curator, France

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Baptiste Debombourg, Raging Dreams – over the horizon, solo exhibition
at S12 Gallery og Verksted,
Skostredet 12, 5017 Bergen
Norway
On view from 19/05 to the 16/07/2017

S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the opening of the exhibition RAGING DREAMS over the horizonby the French artist Baptiste Debombourg.

Debombourg has received international acclaim for his monumental installations. Waves of broken glass are breaking into and flooding rooms and structures, taking over and transforming buildings and areas. The work can be experienced as both threatening and beautiful as the artist both destroys and rebuilds. The broken and reconstructed material conveys many stories and is often interpreted as a critique of the world we live in – of consumerism or a world in the process of falling apart.

In S12’s Gallery Baptiste Debombourg has made a new installation–Raging Dreams where the energy and power of dreams is a central theme, and where the main material is laminated glass. Debombourg does work with a variety of materials and techniques, but prefers to use materials we are surrounded with in our daily life. In this installation, the remodeled sheets of broken laminated glass, remind us of the destructive abilities of natural forces, as they take over the the gallery, parallel with the silhouette horizon in the background. Through his unique and eye catching artwork he makes the viewer experience his/hers surroundings in a new and unexpected way.

For more information on Baptiste Debombourg please click here.

Baptiste Debombourg’s solo exhibition “RAGING DREAMS over the horizon” opens on May 19th at S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery, Bergen.

RAGING DREAMS over the horizon
Baptiste Debombourg 19.05-16.07.17
Vernissage 19.05.17 at 7 p.m.

S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the opening of the exhibition RAGING DREAMS over the horizon by the French artist Baptiste Debombourg.

Debombourg has received international acclaim for his monumental installations. Waves of broken glass are breaking into and flooding rooms and structures, taking over and transforming buildings and areas. The work can be experienced as both threatening and beautiful as the artist both destroys and rebuilds. The broken and reconstructed material conveys many stories and is often interpreted as a critique of the world we live in – of consumerism or a world in the process of falling apart.

In S12’s Gallery Baptiste Debombourg has made a new installation– Raging Dreams where the energy and power of dreams is a central theme, and where the main material is laminated glass. Debombourg does work with a variety of materials and techniques, but prefers to use materials we are surrounded with in our daily life. In this installation, the remodeled sheets of broken laminated glass, remind us of the destructive abilities of natural forces, as they take over the the gallery, parallel with the silhouette horizon in the background. Through his unique and eye catching artwork he makes the viewer experience his/hers surroundings in a new and unexpected way.

Baptiste Debombourg is an innovative artist who pushes boundaries, explores various media and collaborates with artists from other fields, be it artists, architects or fashion designers. He lives and works in Paris. Debombourg has studied sculpture at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Lyon and did his post-graduate work at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In France he is one of the most outstanding artists of his generation
with numerous public presentations at home and abroad to his merit. He has built installations in cities such as Paris, Strasbourgh, Miami, Québec and Sarajevo, and will in May ´17 present a new public installation in Le Havre on the occasion of the city’s 500th anniversary.

For more information on Baptiste Debombourg please click here.

To download an interview on the project with Bergljót Jónsdóttir, Director of S12, Bergen, please follow this link:  NG 2 2017, S12 Baptiste Debombourg, S, 28 – 31.

Axel Straschnoy’s VR film The Detective trailer is now online, please check it out!

The Detective will be featured at ARS17 in Helsinki; and in Straschnoy’s solo exhibition Immersive Worlds at ECCENTRIC Art & Research in Milan in October 2017.

Also, Kiasma has recently announced the new acquisition of artworks for its collection.  Axel Straschnoy’s virtual reality film The Detective  is now part of the collection of the Finnish National Gallery.

To see the trailer on ARS17 website along with the other selected artists please click here.

For more information on Kiasma’s acquisitions please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Axel Straschnoy’s VR film The Detective is now part of the collection of Kiasma Finnish National Gallery.

Kiasma has recently announced the new acquisition of artworks for its collection.  Axel Straschnoy’s virtual reality film The Detective  is now part of the collection of the Finnish National Gallery.

The Detective will be featured at ARS17 in Helsinki; and in Straschnoy’s solo exhibition at ECCENTRIC Art & Research in Milan in 2017.

For more information on Kiasma’s acquisitions please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Tomislav Brajnović’s exhibition “Armageddon strisciante, dittatura dell’amore” opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria.

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Tomislav Brajnović’s solo exhibition “Armageddon strisciante, dittatura dell’amore” opens on January 27, 8.30pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Pula.

The exhibition will be open through March 2, 2017.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria

Sv. Ivana 1, 52100 Pula
Tel: 052 351 541
E-mail: msui(at)msu-istre.hr
www.msu-istre.hr

For more information on the artist please click here.