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.
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.
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.More information
The exhibition Nightmares & Dreamscapes was born out of the desire to show for the first time to an Italian audience the paintings and drawings of seven artists, none of them born in New York, but all currently living and working in the Big Apple.More information
I confess that, being better equipped to speak using images rather than words, I am afraid this short text may demolish the last six months’ work needed to prepare this exhibition. What’s more, as words are used to justify everything, I never could stand people who went on about their own work. I have always thought that people who behave this way are afraid their work can’t speak up for itself.
Now, here I am in the limelight, running the risk of blowing my own trumpet and singing my own praises. What happens if I sing out of tune?
Alberto Peola Gallery shows a solo exhibition of works by Martin Creed, presenting Ships, Sick Film and drawings.More information
text by Luigi Fassi
«I believe a book can restructure its readers' perception. Books restructure our perception of time, landscape, people, urban space, moving, our mortality, institutions, language and so on. We writers work, it can be said, on the form of our readers' senses […] It may sound ridiculous, but I feel like saying: Italians, I urge you to describe».
From the outset, the video pieces by Hiraki Sawa (Ishikawa, Japan 1977, lives and works in London) have been characterised by a complex alchemy of elements from private worlds into which traces of contemporary events bleed. To do this the artist has adopted a digital format that blends artificial chiaroscuro effects and the depth of field blur of old photographs.More information