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 #1

DEVIS VENTURELLI

PRIMITIVE PARADISE

22nd May - 15th June 2018

TRANSFORMER #1

DEVIS VENTURELLI
PRIMITIVE PARADISE

curated by Fabio Carnaghi

 

22nd May - 15th June 2018 

Opening: Wednesday 22nd May, 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 non conventional 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 first in a series of TRANSFORMER projects, Primitive Paradise curated by Fabio Carnaghi, solo show by the artist Devis Venturelli (Faenza, 1974; he lives and works in Milan) that presents a selection of recent works, conceived for this occasion. The exhibition, characterized by a multidisciplinary approach, includes textile sculptures and a video-installation.

 

n his artistic practice, Devis Venturelli refers to a specific interest for architexture, or rather, for the connections between definitive architecture and pliable form, focusing his research on the interstitial space in the middle of lasting and ephemeral, rigid and flexible, regulated and unpredictable. Primitive Paradise is based on the suggestion of a cave, mythic and primitive, where the archaic instinct of pareidolìa - that is a subconscious perception of familiar pattern where none exists - stimulates spontaneous images reminded by the motion. The kinematic imagination of the artist assimilates both of languages, filmic and sculptural, because they are made of the same textile material.

In the gallery two series of works with objects, covered with tensile surfaces of Spandex multi-coloured, are present. The Graffiti series recalls the ancestral nature of form in the guise of parietal wall paintings. The Rainbow Pieces series experiments the contact of objects as a construction’s practice, particularly in reference to the architectural element of arch, suggested by the rainbow shape.

In the video Unframed the city, leitmotiv in the artist research, is object of observation from inside a nebula black, floating, cavernous, mysterious. As in the depths of a primordial cave, the urban overview is fragmented in a collage-city in form of video. The surface is a skin, a membrane, a patina, a textile, a screen, a projection to reiterate the couture that Venturelli chooses in the sculptural act just as in the video process employing only one expanded language.

Devis Venturelli (Faenza, 1974; he lives and works in Milan). He studied Architecture at Università degli Studi, Ferrara and at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage, Bordeaux. He has taken part in solo and group shows in museums, institutions, art galleries such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York (2018); PAC, Milano, 2016; Medialab-Prado, Madrid, 2016; Museo de Arte, Lima, 2015; Xinjiang Biennale, 2014; MACRO, Roma, 2013; Kulturhuset Museum, Stockholm, 2012; MMOMA - Moscow Museum of Modern Art , Moscow, 2012; la Biennale di Venezia, 2011; Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011; Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, 2011; Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Amsterdam, 2011; Spazio Oberdan, Milano, 2011; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, 2011; Kunsthalle, Wien, 2010; Stadtgalerie, Kiel, 2010; Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, 2010; Fondazione Merz, Torino, 2010; Kunstverein, Augsburg, 2010; Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, 2010; National Museum, Wrocław, 2009; Mart - Galleria Civica, Trento, 2008; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma, 2005; In 2013 he presented the film project Devis Venturelli/ Luciano Berio. In My End is My Music , in collaboration with Tempo Reale and produced by Fondazione Romaeuropa. His videos and experimental films have been shown in International Film Festival including Videoformes, 25FPS Experimental Film Festival, FIVA - Festival Internacional de Video Arte, Romaeuropa Festival, Tehran International Short Film Festival, Regensburg International Short Film Week. He has, furthermore, been awarded the following prizes: Premio Aletti – Banca Aletti, 2008; Premio Video.it – Fondazione Merz, 2010; Hong Kong Arthouse Prize – Best Experimental Film, 2017.

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