Peola Simondi Arte Contemporanea

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Italy of work by the Japanese artist Yuko Murata. 
Under the sky presents intimately scaled oil paintings of empty landscapes and portraits of animals.
In Murata's work the repetition of subjects from nature and the essential character of their depiction evoke Japanese painting practices of the eighteenth century, when painting was characterized by a reduced choice of images and a minimal use of color. Therefore, in Murata's paintings we can see animals, the stone gardens of Karesansui, or the passing of the seasons as seen in a landscape's foliage. Her subjects make clear reference to Japanese painting iconography and the paintings use few colors, with just a few half-tones. 

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September 25 - October 31, 2009

Silence: There are no voices in these natural landscapes, in these places that bear witness to an industrial past and in these public spaces, nor is there a title - that key to unlocking a work proposed by the artist - or a single perspective from which the images are to be understood.


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May 15 - July 24, 2009

text by Angelo Capasso

T. K. Hypno 

vision-dissolving tablets - 1 mg 

Pharmacological category: 
T.K. Hypno acts on the artistic pineal gland, and in particular on the kinetic and kinematic factors. It works on different types of solid cells, including J-Tati, hoffmanine, thriller, minimal tone and surreal film cells. It has strong oneiric properties and elevated hypnotic and analgesic effects, and it is useful in treating nervous conditions, anxiety, stress and painful syndromes resulting from reduced vision and neurovegetative response. 

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March 5 - April 30, 2009

  • John Jurayj

curated by Ombretta Agrò Andruff

Untitled (NOT HERE) aptly describes the dislocation and instability inherent in John Jurayj's first solo show at Alberto Peola Gallery. Employing imagery from the ongoing Lebanese conflict, Jurayj explores beauty and destruction within an evocative pictorial frame.

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November 8, 2008 - January 31, 2009

Theatre is a place of multiple concealments: backstage from a stage; orchestra from a stage; audience from a stage. In each of these pairings, the stage may be seen as a space of revelation that at the same time implies a concealed other.
In western epistemology that which is revealed, brought to light, is assumed to be inherently truer than that which is concealed; the metaphor of knowledge as enlightenment, of seeing as understanding, is commonplace. And in western aesthetics, from Aristotle to Heidegger, art is also about revelation: the bringing of that which is not immediately evident to us into the light of presence.

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September 25 - October 31, 2008

  • Enrica Borghi

Patchwork City by Enrica Borghi is an ideal city, a "blanket" city that wraps and keeps warm, and a protective city.
Seen from above it could be a gigantic lace work, a large decorative cloth, where the river meandering across it and the orthogonal layout of streets become the weft and weave of the design. Tetra pack houses of different sizes have been sewn onto this pattern: little cubed 1 litre milk carton houses and half litre fruit juice houses symbolise a myriad of everyday gestures and movements, and together make up a life story.


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July 1 - July 25, 2008

  • Debora Fede
  • Alessandro Sciaraffa

curated by Lisa Parola

Alberto Peola Gallery presents two project-rooms dedicated to the artistic experimentation currently carried out by Debora Fede and Alessandro Sciaraffa.
The two installations exhibited show different and autonomous views of the concept of residue, waste and traces. This combination of elements is capable of triggering off a form of energy that develops as a flow of objects, elements and thoughts. 


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May 20 - June 30, 2008

Paola De Pietri (Reggio Emilia, 1960) and Lala Meredith-Vula (Sarajevo, 1966) have in common their use of the same instrument: the camera. To a certain extent, they also make a similar use of it as an instrument to analyse certain forms of life (Wittgenstein) and almost always conflictual relationships between different levels of reality, habits, lifestyles, and contexts. They both observe the world in order to reveal the complexity and disarticulation of dimensions and experiences that characterise our global age.

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April 8 - May 17, 2008