The exhibition brings together the work of four foreign artists, whose paintings are being shown for the first time in Italy, and an Italian artist. Seen together, these pieces reveal how the magmatic, contradictory and evolutive nature of painting today stands apart from its predecessors. A common thread linking these artists is their timely reconsideration of the assimilated linguistic codes inherent in painting belonging to bygone avant-garde moments and movements (abstraction, informal, surrealism, hyper-realism). Here, the citatory tendency, typical of the post-modern era has been dropped in favour of a new analytical-cum-essayist approach.More information
This is the first exhibition in Italy of the German artist Dietmar Lutz. The exhibition, organized by Alberto Peola Gallery, presents a series a work inspired by Thomas Bernhard’s novel Frost.
The subjects of these large scale paintings have been taken from photographs that the artist took when he was sixteen and seventeen years old, and from recent photographs of friends. The landscape which serves as a background to his work is a small village in the south of Germany where Lutz lived until he was seventeen.
Nzingah Muhammad is an Afro-American artist, who was born into and brought up by an extended family in New York. Her family is made up of a father, six mothers and thirty brothers and sisters. Being a young coloured Muslim woman who has always lived in the heart of Western civilisation, as well as her thorough understanding of the Islamic traditions of her African roots, has provided Nzingah with a rich source of multiple-identity crosscurrents that she weaves into her artistic work.More information
Exposure is a reference both to exposure to prying eyes in a public space and to the amount of time film is exposed to light for realty to be burnt onto it.
Shots of people sitting in cars as they wait at traffic lights play on four monitors placed in a line. Chiara Pirito filmed these cars at the same traffic lights in Athens on twelve consecutive days from sunset until late at night. She selected and edited these images for a four-sequence video installation, freezing some images, which have become pieces in their own right.
«I think it's difficult to choose, to decide of one thing is more important than another. So what I try to do is choose without having to make a decision». True to his word, Martin Creed makes use of things that already exist, everyday things, or immaterial things - air, noise, light, a door-. He uses them to make and at the same time not to make in an attempt to achieve an impossible equilibrium, a 'perfect nothing.'
Lala Meredith-Vula produces large scale black and white photographs. In these formally elegant and refined works, the artist tries to capture the beauty inherent in daily life, making a record of moments of natural beauty as they appear before her; even in scenes of suffering and marginalization. This research places her work somewhere between documentary photography and art, as it cements a cold and detached analytical observation to empathising with her own experience.More information