Luca Trevisani “Sudan” at Marsèlleria, Milan
Marsèlleria presents, at the via Paullo venue in Milan, a solo show by artist Luca Trevisani.
The exhibition brings together a group of recent works and welcomes, in an evolution of the display, Trevisani’s latest film Sudan. The film is integrated into the exhibition starting on November 23rd, after the European première on the occasion of “Lo Schermo dell’Arte” Festival (Florence, November 16th – Novembre 20th).
The artist’s project for Marsèlleria is a constellation of two and three-dimensional sculptures unravelling across the floors of the exhibition space. The works on show propose an investigation on landscape and on those visual constructions through which we give form to the world. This shows through when Trevisani applies phytomorphic patterns—created by XXth century idealists—on dry leaves or when, on the contrary, he applies photographic scans of old herbaria onto pieces of clothing.
Sudan is a “true test” for the artist. The film is the result of a trip organised to pay homage to the last exemplary of an endangered species and to interprete it through the languages of art. Sudan is the last male specimen of white rhino in North Africa. It lives in Kenya, watched over 24/7 by militaries protecting it from poa- chers.
“The film is the portrait of a body that is a real living monument, rare and precious like a unicorn” says Trevisani. “If in European culture rhinos have always signified an encounter with the exotic, with strangers, with the Other, Sudan is the result of a millenary exercise of zoo-technique, the culmination of a struggle between ideas of nature and culture. I wanted to interview its body, the space where these no- tions are defined, where one starts and the other ends”.
Sudan is produced by Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in association with Marsèll and 999 Films.
at Marsèlleria, Milan
until 23 December 2016