Alessandro Agudio “Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile” at Fanta Spazio, Milan
Imagine you are on a beach, at dusk, when the sun is down and everything around you gets colored of a pale pink.
While you sip your cocktails and smoke a cigarette, you look at the coast glowing, preparing yourselves for your last night on holiday. This summer is ending again.
The sky gets filled with clouds and a light breeze coming from the sea starts touching your skin: it will probably rain soon. You wonder how you can get some shelter to return home, and suddenly you think: if you had had the waterproof newspaper, everything would have been all right.
Alessandro Agudio’s research moves around these suggestions, through the for- malization of objects that evoke exotic and futuristic atmospheres, yet related to our everyday life, to a certain idea of lifestyle. His works are characterized by shapes that are often bizarre but at the same time plausible, enhanced by a sophisticated obsession for surfaces and their details, which tend to soften them, to mitigate their rigidity in order to reveal their clumsy attitude of posing objects. The works are sneering, defiant, yet simultaneously melancholic.
The titles emphasize this ambiguity, deliberately exaggerating the narrative po- tential
of the works and suggesting a subtle irony in the gaze.
In the show you will find the most famous wooden spaceship on a Brazilian be- ach, a white fringed boot, a pair of bright lightnings and a character grabbing a guitar: be careful not to get wet.
Fanta and the artist would like to thank Martino Tremolada and Pietro Minelli for the valuable technical contribution.
at Fanta Spazio, Milan
until 8 May 2017