“Italian Treasures”, Pablo Candiloro and Robert Gschwantner at SPAZIO 22, Milan
Pier Paolo Calzolari, Gianni Piacentino, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Salvo, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Giuseppe Uncini “Italian Treasures”
Federico Luger (FL Gallery) is proud to present a group show with a series of selected works of italian artists that influenced postwar art history. These are germinal works with great historical significance, and of particular interest the works: “il terzo occhio” (lightbox), of pistoletto, artwork that is the image of the cover of the book and manifesto of the exhibition of Palazzo Grassi in Venice of 1977, curated by Germano Celant. Calzolari, a work of 1972 on cloth, including a feather, a rose petal, a music stand that holds a sophisticated drawing, and one of the most significant pieces of the delicate poetry of the artist. Salvo that confirms, with his first work on headstone, reproduced on the invitation of his first exhibition which took place at the Galleria Sperone in Turin in 1971, a conceptual precision, perhaps never reachedAnd Piacentino which, very young, has a surgical vision on non primary colors, work once again presented at the first solo exhibition of Piacentino at the Galleria Sperone of Turin in 1966, here represented with its second work produced. Followed by a work of Spagnulo of 1972, coming from Galleria Schwarz, where the artist succeeds in treating the drama of rough iron, with the same malleable poetry of the ceramica, and, in parallel, a column by Uncini that liberates in an aerial manner towards the sky. An exhibition, we said, that gathers a group of artists, considered nowadays classics, assembled through the interpretation of the gallery, that is “treasures”.
at FL GALLERY, Milan
until 12 September 2017
Pablo Candiloro “Stop searching for me, Marcelo”
Pablo Candiloro presents “Stop searching for me, Marcelo” at Galleria PACK in Milan.
In his first Milan solo show, after his participation in Flash Art Event 2013, Pablo Candiloro choses to rest on the armchair while doing nothing. So he begins to listen to the voices inside him, between integrity and dissolution, loss and recovery.
The Argentinian artist arranges intuitive paths which often run in opposite directions and cross multiple dimensions of its own nature while telling myths, trembles and internal resonances. Frontal framings, reset seabeds and splendors of anomalous light charachterize his tonal painting where no gesture is wasted but they are summed to the preceding ones, building an edifice of his own mythological memory.
The exhibition becomes even in this case an aesthetic action where the belief of the preciousness of each moment that is “ripped from nothingness”, converts the idleness in a sparkling act.
at Galleria PACK, Milan
until 12 September 2017
Robert Gschwantner “ON/OFF”
Spazio | 22 is proud to host Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery of Trento, which will present a solo exhibition called “ON / OFF” of austrian artist Robert Gschwantner (b.1968). The exhibition consists on a project on the waterfalls of the Marmore in the Umbria region, an italian landscape which joined European art history with its double meaning of nature-artifice. The waterfall was created by Roman engineers in 271 B.C., in order to divert the Velino river in a canyon, succeeding in drying out the Rieti upland. Nowadays the river is being used to generate electricity, whilst the water is being redirected underground towards the electrical central. For turism, the waterfalls are being “switched on and off” several times a day, in order to recreate the beautiful natural environment. Between the Seventeenth and nineteenth century, the waterfalls have been a favorite destination for artists and writers in their “Grand Tours” across Italy, many paintings have been inspired by this location.
The artist tries to portray in his works the relation between ancient and modern; and the transformation of the place created by the appearance and disappearance of the Marmore waterfalls till this day. In this series of works, the surface is covered by a net of tubes in PCV, filled with water coming from the Marmore waterfalls. Under this net, a glass slab is half covered by abstract geometric patterns. Between the blank spaces it is possible to have a glimpse of mirrors assembled on the background, but by moving and changing place the mirrors suddenly reflect ideal panoramas of the classicist painter Johann Christian Reinhart (1761 – 1847). The visual effect is created by the landscapes which are behind abstract drawings. Front and back, modern abstraction and classical landscape blend together in one unique image.
The works presented in Spazio | 22 are part of a selection that the artist will show in a solo exhibition at the Kunstverein KunstHaus of Potsdam called “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” from the 29th of October till the 17th December of 2017.