EMOTIVA – Brigita Huemer and Angelica Romeo double solo show

Mucciaccia Contemporary is pleased to present EMOTIVA, the double solo show by Brigita Huemer and Angelica Romeo. 20 selected works, recently produced, created especially for this occasion. Two independent artistic research, marked by the vitality of the sign for the first, of the gesture for the second. Yet, at the same time, two coincidental researches in the use of the pictorial medium, marked by Brigita Huemer in a dense network of signs that escape from one surface of Plexiglas to another like a chaotic dance. Instead, kneaded on the canvas by Angelica Romeo into backgrounds color moist, changing as contaminated by layers of cloth fragments, for the unfathomed to identify its aesthetic, expressive qualities which they possess.

The exhibition, curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi, has been inaugurated on Tuesday 8 May 2018 and accompanied by a catalogue published by Carlo Cambi Editore, with a text by the curator himself.

The birth of psychoanalysis, thanks to Sigmund Freud, revolutionized the concept of human interiority in the Twentieth Century: first, the articulation of the psyche was based on reason-feeling dualism, it was then moved to the consciousness-unconscious duality. The unconscious is that part of our psyche in which hidden thoughts and emotions are placed, which, without the individual being aware of it, interact with his consciousness, orient or influence his preferences, motivations and existential choices. Having identified this new territory of the human soul has opened up remarkable possibilities for contemporary art. Both artists in this exhibition draw from it.

Brigita Huemer (Linz, 1972) has a signature style that is recognizable in the repetition of modular geometrical shapes, that have been programmatically established, through the rhythmic passage from monochromy, to the choice of fundamental colors, up to the complementary ones, always in the interpenetration of the chromatic backgrounds and, therefore, in their reciprocal influence, expressing the optical sensation of dynamism. It is the reconciliation of being and becoming, of fixed and fluid matter, of solidity and metamorphosis. It is the dichotomy between masculine and feminine, between artifice and nature, between Eros and Thanatos. It is therefore never a monotonous and mechanical repetition of itself because each of these variations, in a cause effect relationship, generates a total displacement of all the internal equilibriums of the pictorial composition. In the quest for a widespread and “total” sensory involvement amplified by the changing plexiglass surfaces chosen as support.

If a precise distinction between matter and sign still exists, that between sign and gesture, however, becomes far more labile, the boundary of which must be conceptually identified more in the operative motivations than in the result. Having always prone to an impetuous dynamism that makes matter and color the functional elements to the unconditional yielding to a personal expressiveness, Angelica Romeo (Rome, 1970), for example, can appear strongly gestural. Yet her intention is still to achieve with the sign a result which is in the end, formal, however new it may be. The Roman artist presents a style in which the apparent randomness of the gesture and its physical presence that acts over time on the canvas have a creative and characterizing function. The formal outcome is a polymateric rhabdomantic (acrylics, fabric inserts, mixed techniques) of a fundamentally abstract nature, albeit with the echo of a naturalistic inspiration through the scarring roughness with which the painter furrows the epidermis on the canvas. Like imitating that of a clod of irregular and friable earth, which preserves the memory of its past among the cracks of a surface burnt by the sun.

 

INFO

Opening 8th May h. 6.30 pm
Brigita Huemer, Angelica Romeo. EMOTIVA
Curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi
Mucciaccia Contemporary, piazza Borghese 1/A, 00186 Roma | T. +39 06 68309404

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open to public 8th May – 15th June 2018
hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30 am – 7 pm; Sunday and Monday closed
free entry

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Borghi of Italy – #NO(F)EARTHQUAKE”  

Concilio Europeo dell’Arte | InParadiso Art Gallery
Giardini della Biennale

26 May — 25 November 2018

 

“Borghi of Italy – #NO(F)EARTHQUAKE” is a Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition, promoted by Concilio Europeo dell’Arte, is concerned on the seismic prevention and safety of our artistic heritage, and on the revitalization of those sites that are highly representative of our architectural tradition.

Symbol of the energy and commitment in safeguarding the historical and cultural heritage of Italian hamlets is the installation ‘Albero Sonico’ by the italian artist Marco Guglielmi Reimmortal inside Concilio Europeo dell’Arte gallery space (InParadiso Art Gallery) at the entrance to Giardini della Biennale.

Also the artwork suspended to the ceiling (‘Operazione Dimmi Amatrice’) is dedicated to the ancient village of Amatrice in Lazio, destroyed by the earthquake in 2016. This project is the result of the artist’s collaboration with the municipality of Amatrice and the Department of History, Representation and Restoration of Architecture of Università di Roma La Sapienza.

Curator for ‘Albero Sonico’, ‘Operazione Dimmi Amatrice’ is Stefania Minutaglio.
Courtesy by 11 [HellHeaven] Art Gallery.

Promoted by: Concilio Europeo dell’Arte.
In collaboration with: Università di Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, Università IUAV Venezia, Comune di Amatrice, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Fondazione Dino ed Ernesta Santarelli, Associazione Horto Culturale Amatrice Onlus.

The artist
Marco Guglielmi Reimmortal is sound designer, visual artist and performer. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the experimental research on sound and video.
Marco acquires notoriety for his harmonic vision of sonic bodies characterizing his huge conceptual installations, such as ‘SonicMandala’and ‘ComPUSters’.In 2017 in IX Biennial of Florence he wins the 5th Award ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’. During the 57th Biennale di Venezia, he has his first retrospective exhibition inside the Church of Abbazia della Misericordia in Venice.
In 2018 Marco announces his new project called ‘TSP Trance Sonic Painting’: a series of installations and performances where the sound is transposed to the two-dimensional canvas.
His upcoming programs include the expansion of the concept ‘Albero Sonico’ and ’Operazione Dimmi’ in natural and site-specific environements.

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Art Prize CBM presenta una mostra di Ilaria Bochicchio e Břetislav Malý a Milano

Nello spazio di Centro Ceco di Milano, via G. B. Morgagni 20, dal 10 al 31 maggio si terrà la mostra dell’artista ceco Bretislav Maly e l’italiana Ilaria Bochicchio, i finalisti di Art Prize CBM, il premio biennale promosso da Areacreativa42. Sono stati selezionati fra i 46 finalisti da Radka Neumannova, Direttrice del Centro Ceco e Karin Reisovà Presidente del Premio CBM. L’inaugurazione si svolgerà giovedì 10 maggio al 18.30 ore al Centro Ceco, alla presenza degli artisti. La mostra è curata dal Karin Reisova.

L’intenzione principale di Břetislav Malý è quella di esaminare il mezzo della pittura tradizionale, in particolare la sua dis-integrazione nei colori; allo stesso tempo, il suo modo di dipingere complica la superficie bidimensionale, e lo porta senza esitare ad invadere anche lo spazio oltre al supporto pittorico. In mostra sarà esposta l’installazione “Giardino Galleggiante”. Ilaria Bochicchio si concentra invece sui corpi dando vita a quadri materici che sono quello che resta di corpi interiori.

Ilaria Bochicchio ha conseguito i suoi studi presso l’Istituto Europeo di Design, è un artista, illustratrice e scrittrice. Vive e lavora a Milano. Ha lavorato per la rivista d’arte Hestetika ed è responsabile della sezione arte per il magazine Aware. Quest’anno è stata selezionata per la Biennale Giovani Artisti, Mediterranea 17 alla Fabbrica del Vapore di Milano. La sua ricerca si focalizza sul corpo, la materia che usa per dipingere distrugge le forme descrittive. Il corpo è il pretesto per narrare uno stato interiore. Lavora anche con la performance che proviene direttamente dalla sua ricerca pittorica. La performance #chambre è stata presentata a Milano, New York e in Sicilia.

Bretislav Maly, nato nel 1985 a Hradec Králové, attualmente vive e lavora a Brno, Repubblica Ceca.Nel 2011 ha laureato all’Accademia di Belle Arti a Bratislava. Durante il suo studio ha fatto il tirocinio al Accademia a Poznan nell ateleir di prof. Z W. Wlodzimierz Dudkowiaka. Nell ani 2006 – 2012 ha frequentato i corsi di Facoltà di Belle Arti a Brno, nell atelier dal doc. Vesely e doc. Lahoda.

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Sarah Emily Porter finalist for Broomhill National Sculpture Park Prize

The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched, in 2009, the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize (NSP) with an annual prize fund of £15,000 to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK based sculptors.

Each year ten short-listed sculptors selected by a panel of judges receive £1,000 each to create their proposed sculpture which is then exhibited at the Broomhill Sculpture Park in an annual NSP summer Exhibition.

The competition is open to UK based artists, currently studying (or within 10 years of graduation) an art-related course at a recognised School of Art.

The ten shortlisted artists in the 2018 Broomhill National Sculpture Prize are Nathan Caldecott, Jack Cheetham, Rob Good, Bea Haines, Hannah Honeywill, Naomi Kirk-Smith, Alla Malova, Rosie Sherwood, Darren Ray and Sarah Emily Porter, one of Artrooms Fair Roma 2018’s selected artists.

As the successful finalists begin to create their artworks, the public can follow the progress of each sculpture through the NSP Blog.

The judges’ winner receives £3,500. This piece becomes part of the Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation collection.

The ‘Public Speaks’ winner receives £1,500. This title is given to the sculpture that receives the most public votes during the exhibition period. Voting takes place at Broomhill and online