LORENZA BOISI

MAYBE THERE IS A BEAST... MAYBE IT'S ONLY US.

14 December 2016 - 4 February 2017

LORENZA BOISI
MAYBE THERE IS A BEAST...

MAYBE IT'S ONLY US.

 

14 December 2016 - 4 February 2017

Opening: Wednesday 14 December, from 7 pm
The artist will be present

 

RIBOT gallery
Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milan

 

from Tuesday to Friday / from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Also by appointment
 

 

RIBOT is pleased to present a solo show by Lorenza Boisi (Milan, 1972): a selection of recent works, oils on canvas and ceramic sculptures, made by the artist specifically for the exhibition.

 

The title, “Maybe there is a beast… Maybe it’s only us” alludes to a crucial moment in the famous novel by William Golding The Lord of the Flies. In Simon’s remark, the prophesy of Shim’on (he who listens), the shy, inspired, soothsaying boy tries to give both a logical explanation and an interpretation of the possible existence of the “beast” that menaces the survival of the group.

 

A beast that might exist or not… that could be within the boys themselves: the projection of their dark side, a physical or imaginary embodiment of their fears, their ancestral need to reify the Unknown, and their Loneliness. Times being what they are, Lorenza Boisi hints at a world that is the very home and body of Apprehension. A personal, extensive, social and historical apprehension that is metaphorically close to Golding’s novel. 

 

The paintings on show tell of the almost sociological possibilities of one or more existential figures, the artist’s alter egos, and narrate, through the use of synecdoche, her universe and its incurable partiality, its subjectivity and, by extension, much more.

 

The ceramics, sculptures, and installations contain an aesthetic reference to her questioning of the media, of known techniques that the artist keeps her distance from, and the works generate a small segment of life, an indistinct place, by attributing a historical meaning to that vague territory that is tale-spinning memory.

 

A place of abandonment and desertions, of transits as adolescence. A place of mystification and of undecipherable moral qualities in face of the arrival of irrationality. A generic and/or highly personal place/time where there remains the mystery of the precise nature of narrative aims and dynamics.

Precisely here where the Beast is to be found or not to be found or We, above all, are the Beast.

TRANSFORMER #2

CALIXTO RAMÍREZ

CUARTO PASO

20th June - 20th July 2018

TRANSFORMER #2

CALIXTO RAMÍREZ
CUARTO PASO

curated by Fabio Carnaghi

 

20th June - 20th July2018 

Opening: Wednesday 20th June, 7 pm
The artist will be present

 

RIBOT gallery
Via Enrico Nöe 23 – Milan

 

from Tuesday to Friday / from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Saturday from 11.30 am to 6.30 pm

Also by appointment

 

Night vision starting from 9 pm

TRANSFORMER is an observatory where it’s possible to watch beyond the expositive limits in order of space and time. RIBOT inaugurates unconventional experiences in the Gallery’s programme. Day and night, due to possibility to see 24/24 hours the space by gallery windows, become a scenario for changeable exhibitions that disclose an across-the-board vision by the alternation light / dark.

 

TRANSFORMER activates new perspectives to exhibit not as dogmatic act but as phenomenon manifold and generative. The exhibitions, part of TRANSFORMER, and included extempore in the gallery programme, can be seen day and night according to the events.

 

RIBOT is pleased to present, as second in a series of TRANSFORMER projects, Cuarto Paso curated by Fabio Carnaghi, solo show by the mexican artist Calixto Ramírez (Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 1980; he lives and works in Rome) that shows an unpublished performance - specifically conceived for the gallery space – and recent videos. 

 

The Calixto Ramírez research explores the connection between body and his temporary habitat. The artist lives personally his performances that result in a gesture plain and concise, recorded by short videos capturing the instant of the action. 

 

Cuarto Paso concludes a series of events that drawn attention to nomadism, fundamentals in Ramírez practice, therefore, the journey becomes itself construction of the artistic process. 

 

Both videos, Primavera and Otoño, will be present in the gallery, in addition to the new performance entitled Aquì that will be premiered in this occasion. The exhibition project reflects completely on the topic of the time as a continuous cycle of time objective and subjective, exterior and interior, dynamic and static. 

 

“Since the beginning, the Cuatro Pasos project – as Ramírez says - was thought to present works that have a relationship with the city where they are exhibited. Milan is the cradle of Futurism, a movement linked among other things to speed. In this last Paso, the idea of time becomes present not only because the titles of the pieces clearly refer to it, but after just over hundred years since the beginning of this movement, it’s necessary to slow down or simply think of time in another way”.

Calixto Ramírez Correa (Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 1980; he lives and works in Rome). He studied at Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda", Mexico City. He has shown in museums, institutions and art galleries such as: National Gallery, Tirana, 2017;  Museo del Novecento, Castel Sant’Elmo, Napoli, 2016; Bienal FEMSA, Mexico, 2016; Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City, 2016; Fondazione Volume, Roma, 2015; Fondazione Memmo, Roma, 2015; Galerie Ho, Marseille, 2014; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, 2014; MUSAS - Museo de Arte, Sonora, 2014; Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, 2014; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 2013;  Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 2013; Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City, 2012; Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, 2012; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, 2011; Fundación Beulas, Huesca, 2010; City Gallery, Ljubljana, 2009; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, 2009. Artist in residence at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, 2005. In 2015 has been selected for “Level 0” ArtVerona to present a project at Museo del Novecento, Castel Sant’Elmo, Napoli. 

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