Brownstone Gallery kicks off 2008 with an exhibition of exuberant and
eclectic mixed-media banner-paintings and sculptural installations by
Italian/Argentinian duo Chili Moon Town Tour Productions (Anna
Galtarossa and Daniel González).
artists with equally unique sensibilities, whose singular practices
brashly celebrate individual freedom and ‘rebellion through beauty’,
Galtarossa and González got together in 2007 to launch their Chili Moon
Town Tour upon the world.
astonishing floating city and fantasy real estate project, Chili Moon
Town debuted at Chapultepec Lake, Mexico City, as part of the MACO art
fair in April last year, and will travel on to New York in 2008. Chili
Moon Town re-imagines the immigrant experience as a process of
aesthetic self-creation, inviting viewers to sail toward the ‘big city’
in rowboats and deposit their wishes in thousands of floating bottles
inside the glittering banner and neon-bedecked interior of the city.
the uniquely metropolitan synthesis of desire and hard cash that makes
up any big city experience, Chili Moon Town funds itself through
selling off advertising space and ‘apartments’ in the city at the
gallery’s art fair booths and through the artists’ web site.
its creative transgression to the gallery space, the work on show at
Spencer Brownstone Gallery has developed from the thousands of
square-feet of designs and decorations that adorn Chili Moon Town.
Simultaneously futuristic and handmade, the banners are made up of a
multitude of freely sewn elements in luridly plush colors and fabrics,
displaying the artists’ obsessive urban iconography, pimped-out with
borders and tails of a riotously eclectic cultural provenance.
had her first solo exhibition at Spencer Brownstone Gallery in 2004.
She has participated in the Prague Biennale and had solo shows at
Viafarini and Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milan. After spells as a
chemistry student and professional tennis player, Daniel González
launched his first clothing collection at the age of nineteen. His
current ‘Clothes Project’ continues to manifest itself at events
including the Prague Bienniale, Viafarini, Milan, and Play Gallery,
Chili Moon Town Tour Productions
recently completed their ‘Homeless Rocket with Chandeliers’, the
decoration of a 500ft crane that could be seen in the skyline over
Milan during December. A full- color book on Chili Moon Town Tour will
be published in 2008.