On The Edge

Milanese gallery will run their current exhibition SUL MARGINE, ON THE EDGE, until February 24th, 2021

“After the exhibition Close Up in 2016, which examined aspects of closeness and intimacy of vision, the meditations on small-format works continues here, highlighting another crucial aspect, which is that of their extreme, liminal intensity and bodily materiality.


Sul Margine/On the Edge -exhibition, offers a possibility to experience the art works as an intimate and proximate event, which pushes the viewer to the very limits of our tactile world. While examining the shape and color, light and dark shades, we get to reconsider, what are the boundaries of our conscious world, and how our knowledge can go beyond the every day perception.

The timespan of the presented, Italian and international artists, creates a great sense of wonder. A continuation, a thread between generation of artists. View that does not limit art work only into its material box, but offers it as a habitual dwelling, a tangible sense of the movement, and transformation, showing an image of art as a living body. Curated exhibition with juxtaposed ideas, where living artists enter into the realm of works created by artists who are no longer in this world.

Discussion about the terms of the art work in a realm of meaning beyond material form, is not new. Dadamaino, a Milanese painter exploring spatio-temporal approach to painting, was a pioneer in the avant-garde of 1950s. She was looking for the immaterial, when her ‘holes’ were detesting matter. And like with some other pioneers of avant-garde, measured the intervals and pauses of time in the context of art.

We can say that the catastrophic effect of the World War II, was creating a void, having power to influence both the avant-garde of art and theory. Perhaps now, in 2020- 2021, the historic moment of the global pandemic creates a reiteration of the question of a similar void. In the art-world, it affected change, shattering meaning of the physical space and the virtual world. The COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing protocols, safety measures; have all demanded different applications for contact, and applauded new exhibition modes.

In the new “reality”, or very present, we can echo historic references and find similarities between the two. The patterns of “now” are recreated with more of what is sensed and sentient. The pioneering works can take us to a liminal treshold, on the borderline between here and there, the time of past and now. In both cases, it is the experienced and the unknown. When facing the global pandemic, we still see the limits of our understanding, questioning our very existence and being. What comes, when we die.

Partial views of the exhibition On the Edge. Courtesy A arte Invernizzi, Milan. Photos: Bruno Bani, Milan.

We thus find ourselves in the midst of these images, which are like places of the mind: a constellation of metaphysical entities on the ridge that separates life from death, the striving for knowledge from a truth of an unattainable absolute that, on the threshold of existence, allows us to perceive the correspondence between the individual and the cosmos.” (Francesca Pola)

 

Featured yellow image: Carlo Ciussi, Untitled 1989. Mixed media on paper, 70×60 cm/ Courtesy A arte Invernizzi, Milan. Photo Mattia Mognetti, Milan.

The exhibition tour (in Italian) on view through this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5iP-NGUdCwY&feature=youtu.be

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A bilingual catalogue of the exhibition has been published with an introductory text by Francesca Pola, contributions from Giuseppe Cristian Bonanomi, Angela Faravelli, Daria Ghirardini and Davide Mogetta, with reproductions of the works on display.

EXHIBITED ARTISTS: RODOLFO ARICÒ, GIANNI ASDRUBALI, FRANCESCO CANDELORO, NICOLA CARRINO, ALAN CHARLTON, CARLO CIUSSI, GIANNI COLOMBO, DADAMAINO, PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT, RICCARDO DE MARCHI, PIERO DORAZIO, LESLEY FOXCROFT, IGINO LEGNAGHI, FRANÇOIS MORELLET, MARIO NIGRO, PINO PINELLI, BRUNO QUERCI, ULRICH RÜCKRIEM, ANGELO SAVELLI, SALVATORE SCARPITTA, NELIO SONEGO, MAURO STACCIOLI, NIELE TORONI, DAVID TREMLETT, GÜNTER UMBERG, GRAZIA VARISCO, ELISABETH VARY, MICHEL VERJUX, RUDI WACH

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