2019

Dentro il DisegnoCastiglia di Saluzzo (Cu) Italy (Curated by: Lorand Hegyi)

12.10.19 – 01.21.19  

"I can Hardly Speak" A fragment of the dark side of love's narrative

Inside The Drawing

Hannah Arendt’s observation that “the last individual left in a mass society seems to be the artist”…this exhibition shows how Artists are coping with this responsibility.

As the curators argue:

“The oeuvre of the artists presented in this show appears particularly authentic and remarkable……..as they have concentrated with extreme radicality on freeing the imagination, and on contextualizing visual narratives with abundant, expansive referentiality. 

Indeed, a drawing is a conception of a potential reality; it is the manifestation of a notion of something not yet in existence and, at the same time, the most sensitive, empathetic and delicate manifestation of direct, uncontrolled, unconsidered sensations and experiences that spontaneously, almost automatically and necessarily demand expression. This dual nature of drawing, this openness, sensitivity and empathy, earns the medium a central role in contemporary artistic practice”.

The Love between two human beings has always been a theme of predilection in the history of art, in a broad sense, be it the visual arts, literature, music or cinema. Since many artists of Galerie Dix9 have also approached this theme in diverse facets, it seems appropriate to confront their views in the same exhibition. As a general concept, ubiquitous in human societies, love most often refers to a deep sense of tenderness and empathy towards a person. The term is generic and has characteristics specific to the various relationships to which it applies. The exhibition is limited to the relationship of couples, those that exist between two adult beings. Under the title Songs of Love, inspired by Jean Genet’s film, it aims to illustrate the universality of love and its excesses through works by contemporary artists from different countries. In this way, it questions the state of our societies in their relationship to individual freedom, social justice and gender equality.

Chants D’amour” Galerie Dix9 Helene Lacharmoise, Paris, France. 

06.09.19 – 21.09.19  

FREE AGAIN!
Defiants Portraits.  A woman from Prison 325. A Life sentence for retaliation against a violent men they once love and by this portrait.

The Love between two human beings has always been a theme of predilection in the history of art, in a broad sense, be it the visual arts, literature, music or cinema. Since many artists of Galerie Dix9 have also approached this theme in diverse facets, it seems appropriate to confront their views in the same exhibition. As a general concept, ubiquitous in human societies, love most often refers to a deep sense of tenderness and empathy towards a person. The term is generic and has characteristics specific to the various relationships to which it applies. The exhibition is limited to the relationship of couples, those that exist between two adult beings. Under the title Songs of Love, inspired by Jean Genet’s film, it aims to illustrate the universality of love and its excesses through works by contemporary artists from different countries. In this way, it questions the state of our societies in their relationship to individual freedom, social justice and gender equality.
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“Il disegno politico italiano” A plus A Gallery, Venice . Italy

19.01.19 – 28.02.19  

The exhibition at A plus A Gallery gathers a group of artists’ reflections related with the events of the last forty years of social and political Italian history. Looking at the Italian country as the stage on which major economical and political upheavals have always been anticipated, artists are invited to respond to the current state of things. “Il Disegno Politico Italiano (The Italian Political Design)” assumes in particular as starting point of this confrontation the practice of drawing, which traditionally has functioned as the principal means of analysis and complaint of society. From William Hogarth in the 18th century, following with Honorè Daumier, Georg Grosz and Otto Dix among many others, drawing has always proved to be the medium which better expresses the decline and the changes of a country. The exhibition features artists which are called to react to society’s upheavals, looking at the drawing practice of their predecessors.

Artists:  Rebecca Agnes, Paola Angelini, Federico Antonini, Ruth Beraha, Riccardo Beretta, Alvise Bittente, Calori & Maillard, Alice Cattaneo, Lia Cecchin, Guendalina Cerruti, Alessio D’Ellena, Fabio De Meo, Barbara De Vivi, Chiara Enzo, Roberto Fassone, Valentina Furian, Enej Gala, Riccardo Giacconi e Andrea Morbio, Gli Impresari, Marco Gobbi, Gabriele Longega, Iva Lulashi, Beatrice Marchi, Silvia Mariotti, Corinne Mazzoli, Rebecca Moccia, Ryts Monet, Caterina Morigi, Francesco Nordio, Francesco Pozzato, Barbara Prenka, Paolo Pretolani, Anila Rubiku, Alberto Scodro, Miriam Secco, Davide Sgambaro, Matteo Stocco, g. olmo stuppia, Alberto Tadiello, Sulltane Tusha, Lucia Veronesi, Italo Zuffi.

A PLUS A Gallery – San Marco 3073 Venice, ItalGroup Exhibition

24.01.2019 – 09.06.2019

“Motive/Motif: Artist commemorate the Suffragettes”

Private view Friday 25 January 6:30-8pm

To mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, Vestry House presents an exhibition of embroidered handkerchiefs designed by 20 contemporary artists, including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, Vestry House presents an exhibition of embroidered handkerchiefs designed by 20 contemporary artists, including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas.

The starting point for the exhibition was a piece of cloth embroidered in 1912 by Suffragettes imprisoned at Holloway Prison. Most of the 78 women who embroidered their signatures participated in demonstrations organised by the Women’s Social & Political Union. They were denied the status of political prisoners and many were force-fed.

The contemporary handkerchiefs are presented alongside the historic cloth embroidered with the names of seventy-eight Suffragettes, courtesy of The Women’s Library Collection at LSE. The exhibition also included photographs and information about each of the Suffragettes through an AV installation prepared by London College of Fashion, UAL.

Exhibition organised by London College of Fashion, UAL.

Vestry House Museum – Vestry Road,Walthamstow, London E17 9NH – UK

14.04.19 – 15.05.19A

“Ad Infinitum ” @ XXIII Habana Biennale Collateral Event, Cuba.

‘Aun estoy en pie’ La Habana Art Biennal at the Arsenal Habana gallery in Havana, Cuba, 13 April 2019 photo EPA-EFE/Yander Zamora

“I’m Still Standing”#1-14

These works are a testament to human ingenuity and the will to survive. Make shift prosthetics as the result of war injuries on third world battlefields, have a certain beauty all of their own no matter how tragic the circumstances. 

The work is a series of watercolours on arches paper of these prosthetics torn and resewn to represent the ripped up lives of these soldiers who now must to endure forever the pain of not being whole. 

But they are: 

STILL STANDING