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9/3/2020 - FEDERICA SCHIAVO GALLERY | COVID-19 INSTRUCTION

Due to the present circumstances, in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, Federica Schiavo Gallery will be closed to…

Due to the present circumstances, in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, Federica Schiavo Gallery will be closed to the public, until new instructions. We will continue working on our program and will keep you posted on future exhibitions, fairs and artists’ projects.

You can get in touch with us by email or phone at +39 340 640 2213.

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A causa delle attuali circostanze, per contendere la diffusione del COVID-19, la Federica Schiavo Gallery sarà chiusa al pubblico fino a nuove istruzioni. L'attività della galleria prosegue e vi aggiorneremo presto sulle nostre prossime mostre e fiere e sui progetti dei nostri artisti.

Potete contattarci via email o telefonicamente al +39 340 640 2213.

8/3/2020 - DAVID RENGGLI | BONGOS AT THE LIDO | VILLA MERKEL, ESSLINGEN

David Renggli's work is infused with humor, poetry, or even musicality and is manifested in the form of sculptures like…

David Renggli's work is infused with humor, poetry, or even musicality and is manifested in the form of sculptures like gaudy scarecrows in the shape of lingering carny folk as well as gongs which decorate the walls like moon disks, or far-reaching artist signatures which basically signify nothing or at best the room. In addition, there are examples of his conceptual painting, such as the series of SUV paintings shown for the first time in Esslingen, in which David Renggli reacts with a considerable wink to the increasingly widespread deformities of road traffic, or his net pictures, which build prolific bridges to the history of sculpture and sculpting.
David Renggli also designs complex intermedial presentations and appropriates imagery from everyday life and cultural history, which is derived from ancient sculpture or pictures from the rainbow press and fashion magazines. They are also based on the artist's broad collection of curious books and printed vintage erotica, which, in addition to paraphrasing beauty ideals, are characterized by refined and innovative graphic designs. David Renggli ironizes the cult of beauty, forms of self-optimization and manifestations of narcissistic self-references, and integrates his commentary reflections through painterly collages into an extensive atlas of images. As a Neo-Dadaist, David Renggli is completely committed to the free play of art - and occasionally of music: "My favorite instrument? Snare drum."

The realisation of the exhibition "David Renggli: Bongos at the Lido" was generously supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. A catalogue will be published by Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft, Cologne at the end of the exhibition.

7/3/2020 - SVENJA DEININGER | TWO THOUGHTS | COLLEZIONE MARAMOTTI, REGGIO EMILIA

The Pattern Room at Collezione Maramotti will be housing Two Thoughts, a solo show by Svenja Deininger that brings together…

The Pattern Room at Collezione Maramotti will be housing Two Thoughts, a solo show by Svenja Deininger that brings together a series of new paintings specifically conceived for this project; they will be in dialogue with four works from the 1920s by Polish painter Władysław Strzemiński, on loan from Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Luigi Fassi, Paulina Kurc-Maj, and Władysław Strzemiński.

Two Thoughts can be visited, free of charge, during the opening hours of the permanent collection.
Thursdays and Fridays, 2.30 – 6.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30am – 6.30pm
Closed: 25 April, 1 May

27/6/2019 - SALVATORE ARANCIO - PATRICK TUTTOFUOCO | SCULPTURE IN THE CITY, LONDON, UK

Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst iconic architectural landmarks, has announced the…

Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme set amongst iconic architectural landmarks, has announced the initial 17 artworks which will make up this year’s outdoor sculpture park in the Square Mile, with more artists to be revealed soon. Launching on 27 June, the exhibition will include works from internationally renowned artists including Nathan Coley, Elisa Artesero, Nina Saunders and Lawrence Weiner. The artworks will be displayed next to some of the City’s most famous buildings, including 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin), The Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), as well as new public spaces opening this year, including 70 St Mary Axe and Aldgate Square.

Adjacent to St Helen’s churchyard, Salvatore Arancio’s It Was Only a Matter of Time Before We Found the Pyramid and Forced it Open (2017) will be presented at 1 Great St Helen’s. Created under the influence of hypnosis, Arancio’s work forms a sculptural garden of totemic clay sculptures that recall the petrified trees of the ‘Lava Trees State Park’ in Hawaii. Through the work Arancio seeks to create a ‘healing area’ for visitors that aims to enhance their creativity. Patrick Tuttofuoco’s The Source (2017) a neon-light installation depicting the artist’s hands will hang in the historic Leadenhall Market.

More on: www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk/

 

26/6/2019 - SALVATORE ARANCIO | THE CAS ACQUIRES THREE WORKS FOR THE HARRIS MUSEUM IN PRESTON, UK

A ceramic sculpture and two works on paper by Salvatore Arancio have been acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for…

A ceramic sculpture and two works on paper by Salvatore Arancio have been acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for the Harris Museum in Preston, joining a display of 18th and 19th century landscapes, sculpture, ceramics, historic books, and an important but underused collection of prints from the 16th century to the present day.

The three works are a significant addition to Harris’ collection and will play an important role in their contemporary art programme – Harris Inspired – which will display works in and around the building.

Salvatore Arancio’s work explores beauty and the sublime in nature. He is fascinated by the merging of myth and science, exploring the state of suspension between the real and the fictional through an emphasis on construction and staging. Playing with images, shapes and symbols using found geological illustrations as a starting point, he suggests a sense of human inefficacy against nature, creating juxtapositions that are both beautifully evocative and deeply disquieting.

More on: www.contemporaryartsociety.org

- SALVATORE ARANCIO | BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM/ARCHITECTURE - SHENZHEN

The overarching theme of 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) is ”Urban Interactions”. Chief curators for this year’s UABB are…

The overarching theme of 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) is ”Urban Interactions”. Chief curators for this year’s UABB are Architect and Director of MIT Senseable City Lab Carlo Ratti, CAE Academician Meng Jianmin and art critic Fabio Cavallucci. Under the theme of ”Urban Interactions”, there are two parallel sections, namely ”Eyes of the City” and ”Ascending City”, both exploring the evolving relationship between cities and new technology. The ”Eyes of the City” section features Carlo Ratti and Politecnico di Torino-SCUT as the curatorial team, while the ”Ascending City” section is to-be curated by Meng Jianmin and Fabio Cavallucci. The following Open Call is issued by the ”Eyes of the City” team.

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- PATRICK TUTTOFUOCO | 10x100 FABBRICA D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA | GIOVANARDI SPA | MONZA, ITALY

Per celebrare il centenario di attività, la storica impresa lombarda Giovanardi - specializzata nella progettazione e realizzazione di display, allestimenti,…

Per celebrare il centenario di attività, la storica impresa lombarda Giovanardi - specializzata nella progettazione e realizzazione di display, allestimenti, vetrine e shop in shop - apre al pubblico i suoi stabilimenti di produzione per la mostra 10x100 fabbrica d’arte contemporanea: un progetto inedito che nasce da un periodo di residenze di dieci artisti mid-career. La mostra sarà visitabile da martedì 1 ottobre a sabato 30 novembre 2019 nella sede di Concorezzo (MB).

Selezionati dai curatori Martina Cavallarin e Marco Tagliafierro, gli artisti sono stati coinvolti e inseriti in azienda tra febbraio e luglio 2019 per lavorare in stretto dialogo con i tecnici, usufruendo di tutto il know how dell’impresa per la creazione di opere d’arte.

Gli artisti invitati sono: Alessandro Agudio, Marie Denis, Marotta & Russo, Jacopo Mazzetti, Daniele Milvio, Gianni Moretti, Riccardo Paratore, Riccardo Previdi, Michele Spanghero e Patrick Tuttofuoco.

- SALVATORE ARANCIO | LIKE A SORT OF POMPEII IN REVERSE | SEMIOSE GALLERY | PARIS, FRANCE

You can deduce many aspects of the artist Salvatore Arancio’s work from the sentence “Like a Sort of Pompeii in…

You can deduce many aspects of the artist Salvatore Arancio’s work from the sentence “Like a Sort of Pompeii in Reverse”—borrowed from Guy Debord1—for his exhibition at Casa Jorn in Albissola. In this exhibition, he has presented a series of ceramic works created and modelled directly on objects or on organic forms created by Asger Jorn on the walls of his house’s garden. In this way, the artist enters into a dialogue with the very rich Situationist experience, which experienced one of its most intense moments precisely in this spot on the Ligurian coast, and which expresses a sense of time that follows various dynamics. The ceramic takes the shape of the contour of things and follows this search for a space around reality, reconstructing a specific space and time. A space around the traces that fill an empty dimension; a void that also reflects a temporal dimension. The use of materials and objects recalls the concept of misappropriation typical of the Situationists. The change of context of objects and materials creates new narratives and a visionary aspect that comes close to psychedelic effects.

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- SALVATORE ARANCIO | THEIR EYES HAVE NO LIDS | BLACK TOWER, LONDON, UK

"Their Eyes Have No Lids" is the result of an extensive research project by Italian artist Salvatore Arancio on the…

"Their Eyes Have No Lids" is the result of an extensive research project by Italian artist Salvatore Arancio on the relationship between the cloistered nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of Health in the City of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán in Mexico and the achoques, sometimes referred to as Mexican salamanders.

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