Peola Simondi Arte Contemporanea

«The Noble Savages are fabric statues, which evoke a contrast between power and fragility, might and weakness.
These portraits reinterpret some of the characters from Los Caprichos (The Caprices), a series of 80 etchings by Francisco de Goya published in the 1790's. The scenes depicted by Goya's Los Caprichos blend fancy and folly with a darker side of humanity.
It is my intent to bring the historical work of Goya forward into contemporary culture, as his intelligent apprehensions of society are as valid today as they were two centuries ago». 

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May 30 - July 22, 2005

Two years after the first exhibition in Italy of work by the German artist Dietmar Lutz, Alberto Peola Gallery is showing a new series, called Controfigura.

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April 7 - May 28, 2005

Here, again is a series of portraits of mothers carrying their ten-month-old children in their arms. They have been photographed by Paola De Pietri in the street or sometimes on the edge of a country road near their homes.

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February 8 - March 31, 2005

text by Teresa Macrì

A huge black veil blocks out the sky. This harsh mask over the sun’s eyes, made up of portentous billowing clouds full of bitterness and sandy drizzle, is pregnant with rumours of an earthquake, even the horizon has disappeared. Hop between the gaping, mucky sewer and a soft slalom of puddles which extend before the construction. The entrance to the building has been devastated: the walls and stairs are decrepit; kids, kids, kids are everywhere. (1)

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November 6 - December 24, 2004

Alberto Peola Gallery exhibits the latest work by Sophy Rickett: Twelve Trees, M40.
The pictures in the series Twelve Trees were taken during repeated visits over the course of a year to the same location, a car park of a motorway service station.

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September 21 - October 30, 2004

  • Domenico Mangano

curated by Marcello Smarrelli

After leaving her office on May 8, Marina Di Modica did some shopping in via Madama Cristina before returning to her home in via della Rocca. She then drove off in her car, an Y10, which was found by friends, parked normally and locked, in front if the Mauriziano Hospital three days later.

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May 13 - June 19, 2004

Candida Höfer is one of the most important photographers working on the international scene today. The subjects of her work are those public spaces which are typical of any European or North American context; they include outdoor urban spaces squares, streets or zoos. Most of the time however she depicts museums, galleries, public libraries, archives, board rooms, showrooms, bars, restaurants, warehouses and large industrial spaces.

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March 25 - April 30, 2004

  • Gülsün Karamustafa

curated by Teresa Macrì

Gülsün Karamustafa is a special artist because she belongs to that rare and exclusive category of artists who should not be ignored. Those artists who, in this age of exterminated artistic horizons, really get to grips with the fundamentals behind a concept; fasten the boundaries of a structure and reinforce an idea. Karamustafa is indeed an artist whose narrative enchantment is a constant source of wonder; she is continually surprising never disappointing.

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February 5 - March 20, 2004