Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea

curated by Luca Beatrice

Before being a job or an art, painting is discipline. A daily need that requires careful thought, exercise, method – a practice that becomes a necessity. In contrast to other languages, painting can also exist without specific planning, as instinct and talent add up to thought and theory. The former cannot work without the latter, and only by putting them together can the artistic mechanism function. This explains the scarcity of genuinely interesting and brave painters.

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March 2 - April 24, 2018

curated by Lea Mattarella

The title of the exhibition is White Noise, like Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel. It is also the title of the vast artwork that welcomes the visitors in the first room in the Peola Gallery. A Botto&Bruno artwork, no doubt – they have that special touch, that distinctive and unmistakable way of “constructing the image as if [they] were painting it” - which nevertheless looks like none of their previous works. It feels like they have widened their point of view and that what used to be in the foreground has moved away, thus multiplying the images. 

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November 4, 2017 - February 3, 2018

text by Marco Enrico Giacomelli

The Ghost of Nostalgia

I first met Gabriele Arruzzo in 2003. His work was on view in a group show curated by Luca Beatrice and Guido Curto, entitled At least 16 minutes (slightly longer than the ephemeral celebrity prophesized by Andy Warhol). The exhibition was at the Galleria Art & Arts, an art gallery that was rather short-lived. Arruzzo’s work was inspired by the triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion (c. 1944) and, since Bacon had been the subject of my dissertation a few years before, it captured my attention. We talked about it for a long time, in the street.

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September 22 - October 28, 2017

  • Matheus Rocha Pitta

curated by Francesca Comisso, Luisa Perlo (a.titolo)

The exhibition Take Care. Exercises in attention with six lajes and one stele by Matheus Rocha Pitta takes its origin from the research, study and restoration of three artworks by Brazilian artist Matheus Rocha Pitta, who ranks among the outstanding protagonists of the South American art scene. The exhibition unfolds in the rooms of the Galleria Alberto Peola as a discourse in which the artworks function as cornerstones of an meditation on the mutual relationship between poetic models and actual practice in the intersection between creative and curatorial acts, conservation and production.

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June 23 - September 16, 2017

The Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to host Reflecție/Repetiție, a solo exhibition of Cornelia Badelita’s work. (Radauti, Romania, 1982. Lives and works in Torino).

Over the last few years, Cornelia Badelita has been collecting reproductions of old paintings with great curiosity and perseverance. Her collection consists mainly of copies of paintings dating back to the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, mostly still lifes or portraits by more or less well-known artists. The reproductions were made in the 1990s by anonymous Chinese copyists, the so-called Mao's portrait artists, who reinterpeted the history of western art in accordance with their skills and tastes. Badelita's investigation into these paintings focuses on two aspects: the repetition of the gesture and the condition of simulacrum. These provide a vast array of copies, orphaned of their original, which in turn are transformed by Badelita.

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April 11 - May 27, 2017

The Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to host Cosimo Veneziano’s second solo exhibition.

Exhibited here for the first time, these works conclude Cosimo Veneziano’s investigation of the role of sculpture in the public space of contemporary society, as well as of the iconographic and symbolic value of images in political propaganda. In particular, the artist addresses the process whereby a community construes its iconography by selecting some facts and personalities and disregarding others, before the symbol is placed in the public space, be this physical or virtual. 

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February 10 - April 1, 2017

curated by Valeria Ceregini

Alberto Peola Art Gallery is pleased to announce Gioberto Noro’s solo exhibit.


Aperture
curated by Valeria Ceregini

The only world that exists is the opaque,
the sunny being nothing more than its reverse side.

Italo Calvino, The Opaque, in Novels and Short Stories, vol. III

The artistic duo Gioberto Noro, urged by a cognitive drive in the realization of the work of art, displays an intent to know reality by overcoming the material limits of photography. In this respect, the camera is no longer a mere technical device, but a means to investigate the world and, thus, the Self.

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November 5, 2016 - January 28, 2017

Alberto Peola Art Gallery is pleased to announce Simone Mussat Sartor’s solo exhibition.

 

NOT HERE, NOT NOW.
Marco Rainò

There are legs, benches, windows; here, in these square-shaped snippets of vision, there are units of time that will never come again, there are moments that we had forgotten, similar but not identical to others that perhaps we had not considered valid, necessary, that we hadn’t pulled from the flow of everything before – the never-ending flow of everything.

 

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September 29 - October 29, 2016