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.

CORRADO LEVI

ARTE COME DIFFERENZA

15 - 25 February 2017

CORRADO LEVI
ARTE COME DIFFERENZA

 

15 - 25 February 2017

Opening: Wednesday 15 February, from 6.30 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 exhibition by Corrado Levi with a selection of recent works made specifically for this show.

 

 

A reference point for contemporary art and architecture, multifaceted protagonist of the culture of Milan, Corrado Levi is now exhibiting the results of his most recent art, in an open dialogue with the space of the gallery.

 

Corrado Levi’s poetics are to be seen in this show both in the minimal gesture of the figures immersed in the whiteness of the canvas and in the site-specific installation where the objects lose their function and become receptive to new possible analyses.

 

The show aims at testifying to the experience of a cultural period of which Corrado Levi was a representative also through his activity as an art critic, curator, discoverer of talent, provoker of cultural events and promoter of social justice. His multiform personality is still to be felt in the role he has to play for the new generations.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication that collects together essays by the artists and curators who over time have been involved with the work of the artist.
 

With Corrado Levi RIBOT opens (Parentesi), a dynamic series of shows and events that will further widen the gallery’s programme.

PUBLICATION

CORRADO LEVI

ARTE COME DIFFERENZA

CORRADO LEVI PUBLICATION CATALOGUE RIBOT GALLERY

Gallery hours:

Tue - Fri: 3 pm - 7.30 pm

Saturday: 11.30 am - 6.30 pm

and by appointment 

RIBOT arte contemporanea

via Enrico Nöe 23 - 20133 Milan

info@ribotgallery.com

Tel.+39 347 050 93 23

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