Peola Simondi Arte Contemporanea

Kirchhoff’s work has always shared a symbiotic existence with that of cinema, so much so that he openly declares that it actually represents more of a data base than just a source of inspiration. In this exhibition, the artist provides us with some flashback-like stills that recall three very different films: Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni; Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock and Overdrive, a film in progress, whose screenplay was jointly written by Kirchhoff and Jacopo Chessa from Turin.

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November 8, 2003 - January 15, 2004

  • Johanna Kandl
  • Matvey Levenstein
  • Manu Muniategiandikoetxea
  • Thomas Scheibitz
  • Nicola Verlato

curated by Luca Beatrice

The exhibition brings together the work of four foreign artists, whose paintings are being shown for the first time in Italy, and an Italian artist. Seen together, these pieces reveal how the magmatic, contradictory and evolutive nature of painting today stands apart from its predecessors. A common thread linking these artists is their timely reconsideration of the assimilated linguistic codes inherent in painting belonging to bygone avant-garde moments and movements (abstraction, informal, surrealism, hyper-realism). Here, the citatory tendency, typical of the post-modern era has been dropped in favour of a new analytical-cum-essayist approach.

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September 18 - October 31, 2003

  • Dietmar Lutz

This is the first exhibition in Italy of the German artist Dietmar Lutz. The exhibition, organized by Alberto Peola Gallery, presents a series a work inspired by Thomas Bernhard’s novel Frost.
The subjects of these large scale paintings have been taken from photographs that the artist took when he was sixteen and seventeen years old, and from recent photographs of friends. The landscape which serves as a background to his work is a small village in the south of Germany where Lutz lived until he was seventeen.

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May 6 - June 28, 2003

  • Nzingah Muhammad

Nzingah Muhammad is an Afro-American artist, who was born into and brought up by an extended family in New York. Her family is made up of a father, six mothers and thirty brothers and sisters. Being a young coloured Muslim woman who has always lived in the heart of Western civilisation, as well as her thorough understanding of the Islamic traditions of her African roots, has provided Nzingah with a rich source of multiple-identity crosscurrents that she weaves into her artistic work.

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March 4 - April 12, 2003

Exposure is a reference both to exposure to prying eyes in a public space and to the amount of time film is exposed to light for realty to be burnt onto it.
Shots of people sitting in cars as they wait at traffic lights play on four monitors placed in a line. Chiara Pirito filmed these cars at the same traffic lights in Athens on twelve consecutive days from sunset until late at night. She selected and edited these images for a four-sequence video installation, freezing some images, which have become pieces in their own right.

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January 14 - February 22, 2003

«I think it's difficult to choose, to decide of one thing is more important than another. So what I try to do is choose without having to make a decision». True to his word, Martin Creed makes use of things that already exist, everyday things, or immaterial things - air, noise, light, a door-. He uses them to make and at the same time not to make in an attempt to achieve an impossible equilibrium, a 'perfect nothing.' 

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November 8 - December 21, 2002

Lala Meredith-Vula produces large scale black and white photographs. In these formally elegant and refined works, the artist tries to capture the beauty inherent in daily life, making a record of moments of natural beauty as they appear before her; even in scenes of suffering and marginalization. This research places her work somewhere between documentary photography and art, as it cements a cold and detached analytical observation to empathising with her own experience.

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September 17 - October 31, 2002

  • Laura Matei

curated by Francesca Pasini

June 18 - September 14, 2002