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Curated by: Alessia Carlino

Via del Babuino 144
May 18th, 2016 - June 19th, 2016
Opening: May 17th, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon-Fri 4-7; Sat by appointment


SpazioMR art and architecture is delight to present the new exhibition, with the curatorship of Alessia Carlino, entitled Prologue, which will open May 17th.

The works of Annalù, Michelangelo Bastiani, Blue and Joy - Daniel Sigalot, Emanuela Fiorelli, Micaela Lattanzio, Alessandro Lupi and Paul Radi will be compared in a dialogue that explores the many facets of organic, inorganic and digital material.

Prologue is a visual itinerary devoted to the narration of new expressive methods that create a portrait of an unusual contemporaneity which heads the heterogeneous use of textural instruments devoted to the representation of an aesthetic corollary of a tridimensional space.

The works selected are unique, the notion of sculpture is declined into the description of the original forms and materials with multiple functions and ductility.

Elastic threads, aluminum, paper, PVC, Perspex, resin, digital holograms, each element carries with the idea of shaping perceptual dimensions inside synthetic contexts where there is a substantial materialization of concrete data. At the visible, every work, creates the opportunity to articulate the matter through the reproduction of a unique or sensitive data never granted. The environment is deconstructed through the array of architectural assemblages, as Robert Morris wrote in his famous essay entitled Antiform: “Form is not perpetuated by means but by preservation of separable idealized ends. This is an anti – entropic and conservative enterprise. It accounts for Greek architecture changing from wood to marble and looking the same. The perpetuation of form is functioning idealism”.

This functional idealism is inherent through the aesthetic researches of the artists involved in the exhibition. Micaela Lattanzio, in her paper installations, gives the material a sculptural dignity, her artworks are characterized by strong adaptability to which the paper is submitted and it becomes a mosaic piece. She generates exclusive forms of a body and unified vocabulary that gives rise to molecular structures, connective tissue of knowledge.

The three-dimensional signs of Emanuela Fiorelli make plastic identity investing the surface and it is tangible to the eye. The elastic threads develop intricate paths, perceptive labyrinths that tell the dialectic of a lasting shape and a "inextricably linked thinking" that guarantees the work the "possibility of its existence."

The silicone diaphragm is the field of investigation that involves the work of Paolo Radi. The translucent sculptures narrate the subtle reality, where the invisible is the central character of each composition. The form language fulfills its function in the minimal nature of the article, in deciphering the space through attendance intelligible ingrained as suggestions of places intangible and incorporeal.

The resin takes the form of an aesthetic imprinted on the definition of the intangible, Annalù describes in her material approach a contradiction: the fragility of the carved faces and identified the elements of a chromatic fluidity, are intertwined in a holistic view where viewer perceives the formal elegance of the work in its spatial structure, but in which the transparencies represent the distinct sign of a difficult and complex manufacturing process.

Learning to use established materials means knowing how to make them and especially how to invent new protocols of manipulating the real representation through artistic practice. Daniele Sigalot, aka Blue and Joy, adopts a dialectical process that is based on ambiguity: donate aluminum an aesthetic code, offering new languages to the matter of interpretation.

The paper planes represent the cornerstone of this formal split, the raw and industrial aluminum responding to a question that is no longer under the terms of the contemporary canonical namely: "What do again?", But rather undermines modernism in the application of the new millennium: "What to do with objects that we find?". The uniqueness, innovation and significance are recomposed in a process that is released from the chaotic mass of objects that surround us every day to take possession of possible relationships between object and illusion.

Within the illusory element Alessandro Lupi establishes a mechanism dedicated to investigating the purpose and inherent perception methodologies. The light and its expressive procedures set in the artist's works a double reading: the team iridescent material becomes perceptible fascination, where the deceptive shadow of a branch generates hidden presences to the eye. The minutia enforceable artist reveals his constant care to probe the human cognitive processes, his technical talents and his skills factual overturn the aesthetic canons and outline an unprecedented creative horizon.

Digital matter takes plastic connotations in the works of Michelangelo Bastiani, the artist through the use of holograms reproduces the fluidity of water in its incorporeal and ethereal matrix. In his synesthetic installations the viewer is the protagonist of the work, thanks to motion sensors, artificial liquid substance comes to life and triggers tangible interactions, where the work of art becomes a pure concrete experience.

Prologue reveals the processes of research devoted to the essence of form, the new contemporary aesthetic is rooted in the construction of plastic suggestive scenarios where the third dimension abandons its illusory characteristic to immerse ourselves in the real space.

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