APORIE – MARCO PIANTONI and MERI TANCREDI – curated by Francesco Santaniello

opening: March 7, 2018 from 6pm
March 7 – 30, 2018 (tuesday-saturday 16-19 pm)

Double solo show by Marco Piantoni and Meri Tancredi.

“Aporia” was originally a Greek term, which has come to mean something like an insoluble contradiction in the homonym text of the French philosopher Derrida. This was the inspiration for the Curator Francesco Santaniello and the artists Meri Tancredi and Marco Piantoni for designing this exhibition, to be considered a sort of double solo exhibition. The two artists are documenting with a selection of their most recent works, their personal inquiry about knowledge, time and its perception, identity and identities, the multi-faceted codes of languages. Therefore, their art results in a plurivocal ensemble of medium, materials and expressive techniques.

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NOT PROVISIONAL ISABELLA NAZZARRI – VIVIANA VALLA double solo curated by Ivan Quaroni in collaboration with ABC-ARTE di Genova 8/2-2/3 2018

Opening 2018 March 8th, 6pm

 

The double solo exhibition of Isabella Nazzarri (Livorno, 1987) and Viviana Valla (Voghera, 1986) focuses on the direct comparison between the different methodological and stylistic approaches that the two artists used to build their own original pictorial language.

Focused on an essentially gestural and erratic process, Isabella Nazzarri’s painting coagulates in a series of surprising shapes, characterized by vivid and brilliant colors that stand out on monochromatic backgrounds in the papers as in the canvases. The light precipitated in the pigments becomes the material also of her sculptures, made of colored resins enclosed in glass ampoules (Monadi) or expanded polyurethane molded to evoke the rock formations and calcareous deposits present in nature.

Based on the stratigraphy of paper materials is the research of Viviana Valla, who through the reworking of post-it, clippings of magazines, pre-printed sheets, shreds of silver papers and much more builds an intimate and diaristic painting that paradoxically assumes the appearance of a geometric composition. The theme of her investigation is the conflict between emotionality and censorship, which is expressed in a continuous balance between the accumulative method, of an intuitive nature, and the rigid control exercised on the often orthogonal forms of his compositions.

Both Isabella Nazzarri’s erratic method, based on gestural trust and freedom and on chromatic and signic lightness, as well as the critical and conflictual one by Viviana Valla, articulated in a dynamic contrast between emotionality and rationality, prefigure the assumption of responsibility towards the pictorial language, used as an interpretative filter for the construction of a Weltanschauung, a vision of the world.

The title Not Provisional alludes to the committed and “non-temporary” character of the pictorial approaches of Nazzarri and Valla. The two Italian artists, in fact, differently from provisional painters who avoid the overload of expectations linked to a secular medium such as painting, accept to elaborate grammars capable of expressing the dubious, enigmatic and uncertain character that is on the origin of the visual art training.
The exhibition Not Provisional presents about thirty works – including paintings, papers and sculptures – of the recent production of the two artists.

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CALENDARIO GUTENBERG 2018: young italian artists curated by Massimo Bignardi

Tuesday, January 23 at 6pm opening of the exhibition of selected works for the valuable publishing, now in its 15th edition, dedicated this year to Italian artists under 30.

The exhibition proposes the works of Andrea Bressan (Cittadella, Padova), Flavia Bucci (Castel Frentano, Chieti), Emanuela Cruccu (San Gavino Monreale, Medio Campidano), Francesca Dondoglio (Torino), Flavia Carla Fanara (Formello, Roma), Roberta Favarato (Milano), Marco Goi (Sabbioneta, Mantova), Xhimi Hoti (Verona), Annatonia Luperto (Galatone, Lecce), Davide Pisapia (Napoli), Andrea Schifano (Castro, Lecce), Marco Tallone (Revello, Cuneo); paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs that testify to a new generation of Italian art.

The works on show are the winners of the competition announced by Gutenberg Edizioni for the realization of the 2018 CALENDAR: a contest in which 78 young artists under 30 participated, a significant adhesion that responds to the novelty that, from fifteen editions, marks the calendar art. The commission composed of Massimo Bignardi (Storia dell’arte contemporanea, Università di Siena), Danilo Maestosi (journalist and novelist), Franco Marrocco (artist and Director of  Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera-Milano) e Giuseppe Rescigno (artist) has selected the works that today articulate the GUTENBERG CALENDAR 2018.

The exhibition will run till February 3rd (from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to 7 pm).