On Thursday March 18th at 6.30 p.m., the Castle of Rivara will open its 2010 exhibition season with a series of solo shows curated by Carolina Lio and hosted in different areas of the Castle.
The solo shows that will on display and and continue until April 18th are:
LUCA BIDOLI - EVERYONE WILL BE EATEN
A meditation on the anthropocentrism of man, who often forgets of being just a biological and vulnerable part of nature and arbitrarily and illusorily places himself above its laws. In Everyone Will Be Eaten, however, a new, forced awareness convinces him to jump down from his fictitious heaven into empty space, placing himself once again in the food chain and thus abandoning a position of superiority which is just transitory.
ARIANNA CAROSSA -SOUND OF MY SOUL
An itinerary of site-specific, multimedia installations which begins with a video composition of psychoanalytic sessions of the artist herself, the audio recording of which accompanies an itinerary of objects of everyday life, reproduced in three versions (the photographed object, the real object and a simulacrum) posing a question about authenticity. The solution found in this last work has a mystical flavor: a game of mirrors and light which gives a perception of infinity.
JOHAN FRISO - I HOPE SO
Sculptures in natural dimensions trace a meditation on the theme of exploitation and slavery in our times, from the work-based ones to religious radicalism, looking for a new awareness that would come from information and the importance of global communication. The exhibition narrative is inspired by historical and biblical myths, from the fat cows allegory to the story of Moses and the liberation of the jewish people from its slavery in Egypt.
TAMARA REPETTO - SOAP OPERA
The installations put on exhibit interact directly with the visitors by means of sensors. They recreate the mechanism of the unconscious and the oneiric world and, depending on the position and number of visitors, change the type and the intensity of the audio and light impulses, recreating the mechanisms of interaction between the intimate and social spheres. Mechanisms not always controllable, as in the video in which the artist destroys the objects around her, bringing them to fragments.
In his last two photographic series, Deux Shibari and Fetish Ikebanam, Orient and Occident, old and contemporary values, mix in search of new equilibrium points and horizons. Crucifixion and bondage are compared in dynamics that share suffering and desire, religious ecstasy and sexual pleasure. While the Japanese art of flower arrangement and fetishistic clothing are seen as an evolution of beauty and well-being philosophy.