Sunday, May 26, 2019

Venice: Not Only Biennale – Suzanne Tick – Phillipe Parreno - Charlap Hyman and Herrero – Franck Auerbach


Photograph and copyright Manfredi Bellati


 Palazzo Michiel – Venice Design 2019

Suzanne Tick - Reclaimable Woven Neon Artist’s Proof
with Mary Wallis – Richard Roepnack

At Venice Design in the magnificent rooms of Palazzo Michiel, until November 24, Suzanne Tick’s Reclaimable Woven Neon Artist’s Proof, in collaboration with Mary Wallis, neon and lighting designer and Richard Roepnack of Roughhouse GV LLC, who brought his expertise in frame building and construction.  This versatile piece is an artist’s proof for a two-story atrium in a corporate office. As an artist and textile weaver, Suzanne Tick was enlisted to create a woven sculpture for the lobby. This adaptive reuse project represents the method behind Woven Neon; symbolizing technology and connectivity. The materials inspired a sculpture based on weaving light and crafting visual wonder at the building’s core. All aspects can be recycled, reconfigured and resized. 


photograph courtesy Suzanne Tick Studio
 
Suzanne Tick - Reclaimable Woven Neon Artist’s Proof
Sketch
Original process rendering shows the initial sketch for installation, and to the right are the elevations for Woven Neon.


Mary Wallis, Richard Roepnack and Suzanne Tick

 
Neon Weaving Diametric View
color striae prototype 1


Suzanne Tick - Reclaimable Woven Neon Artist’s Proof
with Mary Wallis – Richard Roepnack
detail


Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
Philippe Parreno – Elsewhen

At the Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, until November 24, the new installation, Elsewhen by French artist Philippe Parreno. Produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton Hors-les-murs program which showcases previously unseen holdings of the Fondation's collection in the multiple Louis Vuitton Espaces around the world.  This polyphonic installation uses languages of different media: cinema, IT, music, design, sculpture and animation, choreographed into an all-encompassing sensory experience using elements including Christmas trees, balloons, robots, music, sound and images. Philippe Parreno creates an experience where the memory of the past combines with the present and the future. The usual rules of perception are questioned and replaced with new ways of understanding that challenge rationality and the established order.



Philippe Parreno – Elsewhen

The walls are covered with a phosphorescent yellow wallpaper patterned with black irises. A grand luminous marquee, a recreation and reinvention of those that once stood on top of cinema entrances, floats above a large vertical mechanical mirrored shutter. 

photograph - Andrea Rossetti – copyright and courtesy Phillipe Parreno Pilar Corrias – London – Gladstone Gallery – NY and Brussels – Esther Schipper – Berlin

Philippe Parreno – Elsewhen
Martin Gropius Bau – Berlin – 2018
Exhibition View 

 Photograph courtesy Alma Zevi

 Alma Zevi Projects Venice
Charlap Hyman and Herrero - Ouvrez Moi

In a in a defunct mirror workshop, just a few steps from her gallery, until July 6, Alma Zevi presents Ouvrez-moiCharlap Hyman and Herrero’s (CHH) first solo exhibition, is organised by Clara Zevi. This site-specific installation of new work made in Murano immerses visitors into a bedroom composed of fragmented mirrors, candles, and flora and fauna from the nearby lagoons. Each piece explores perceptual illusions constructed by duplications and translucencies. 


Photograph courtesy Alma Zevi

 Charlap Hyman and Herrero - Ouvrez Moi

Jean Cocteau - The Blood of a Poet – 1932
stills
Surrealist, Renaissance and entirely innovative in its construction, the exhibition was borne from a scene in Jean Cocteau’s 1932 film, The Blood of a Poet. In the film, a living statue transforms the door of an artist’s studio into a looking glass. Ouvrez-moi - open up, the artist commands, but the statue tells him that the only way out of the room is through the mirror. At first the artist hesitates in disbelief, but then he dives into the mirror, the surface of which has taken on liquid properties. Cocteau’s split-second cinematographic trickery persuaded CHH to push past the decorative characteristics of mirror and investigate the poetics of the material.

 
 Charlap Hyman and Herrero - Ouvrez Moi
 
Each piece of furniture in CHH’s installation incorporates a sheet of two-way mirror in front of a sheet of one-way mirror. Candles and flora and fauna from nearby lagoons live between the two panes. When a candle is lit, its flame activates the translucency of the two-way mirror and creates infinite reflections of the contained ecosystem. When the candle goes out, the viewer is faced with their reflection. Glass becomes mirror and the illusion vanishes.

Photograph courtesy Alma Zevi
 
Alma Zevi, Clara Zevi, Andre Herrero and Adam Charlap Hyman

Adam Charlap Hyman and Andre Herrero are graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design in furniture design and art history (Charlap Hyman) and architecture (Herrero). The American duo, both 29 years old, live and work between New York and Los Angeles.

Photograph courtesy Alma Zevi

  Charlap Hyman and Herrero - Ouvrez Moi
installation

 
Alma Zevi
Frank Auerbach – From Drawing to Painting
At the Alma Zevi gallery, until August 3 Frank Auerbach's first solo exhibition in Italy in over 30 years. Frank Auerbach: From Drawing to Painting takes London and the evolution of the city's urban landscape as its subject. The works in the exhibition date from the 1970s until 2018, with many drawings going on public display for the first time since leaving the artist's studio. Widely regarded as Britain’s greatest living painter, Auerbach (b. 1931, Berlin) was last shown in Italy when he represented Great Britain in the 42nd Venice Biennale of 1986, winning the prestigious Golden Lion prize. 




Frank Auerbach – From Drawing to Painting
Study for - From the Studio - 2018

On show ten new works on paper, all entitled Study for - From the Studio - which were completed at the end of 2018, showing the immediate vicinity of the artist’s studio. These drawings illustrate Auerbach’s distinctive mark-making, where individual lines build into dynamic and complex compositions. These gestures, which extend beyond the edges of the paper, have a colour palette of extraordinary range and vibrancy. Whilst his painting technique is a series of additions and subtractions, with the artist scraping down and reapplying layers of paint, the drawings have a consistent tension of building up these layers, culminating in highly expressive and resolved works.

 
Frank Auerbach – From Drawing to Painting
Tower Blocks: Hampstead Road – 2007-2008

The exhibition includes an oil painting, above, which has never been publicly displayed in Italy before, as well as drawings, many of which have left the artist’s studio for the first time. It focuses on an international contextualisation for a group of artists living in Post-War London. Auerbach was one of the key figures of this highly influential and radical group, together with his colleagues and friends including Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, R.B Kitaj and Leon Kossoff.


 
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Venice: Not Only Biennale – Palazzo Barbaro – Getulio Alviani – Anthropometry



Palazzo Barbaro
Getulio Alviani – Anthropometry

“My love is the future”

In occasion of the 58th International Art Exhibition Biennale di Venezia in the splendid rooms of Palazzo Barbaro, until May 30*, on the Canal Grande the exhibition dedicated to the late Getulio AlvianiAnthropometry – involving different artists, an experience that spaces between art, fashion, jewellery, music and theatrical performance. Anthropometry was conceived and created by Diora Fraglica Alviani for the Getulio Alviani Foundation, in collaboration with Carolina Piccolomini Lantieri and Elizabeth Royer-Grimblat.

Performance - Ligia Cortez
Pietro Grossi – A Single Act of Time – text - Getulio Alviani
Getulio Alviani – Cerchio + Quadrato – dress - 1965

Photograph - courtesy - Getulio Alviani Foundation – Silvia Negri Firman

Palazzo Barbaro
Getulio Alviani – Anthropometry

Anthropometry is a celebration of Getulio Alviani and his friends and colleagues; Yaacov Agam, Josef Albers, Hans Arp, Max Bill, Alexander Calder, Enrico Castellani, Tony Costa, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Enzo Mari, Almir Mavignier, Franccois Morellet, Man Ray and Paolo Scheggi, who participate with their works in "a single act of the time".  

Photograph by Toffoletti – courtesy - Getulio Alviani Foundation

Getulio Alviani
Getulio Alviani, was the multifaceted artist who liked to call himself plastic creator and an apostle of the movement of kinetic Art and Op-Art.


 We have thought of an interdisciplinary proposal that revolves around Alvani’s vision. Anthropometry for the artist is transformed with the movement of the wearer, into an organism that produces images in continuous evolution ".
Diora Fraglica Alviani
president - Getulio Alviani Foundation

Mariuccia Casadio and Diora Fraglica Alviani


Getulio Alviani – Anthropometry

Vittorio Sgarbi illustrated the influences between art, fashion, design and sound, in a continuous flow of creations and Brazilian actress, theater director, art professor and researcher Liigia Cortez, previously directed by Bob Wilson in A dama do mar performed on the notes of Pietro Grossi in the play Atto sole del tempo, text by Getulio Alviani.

Vittorio Sgarbi and Ligia Cortez

 Photograph - courtesy - Getulio Alviani FoundationSilvia Negri Firman

Olen Cesari

Olen Cesari, one of the most famous eclectic and virtuoso composers in the world, played Anthopometry with his dematerialized violin.


Carolina Piccolomini Lantieri


Elizabeth Royer-Grimblat



The Clothes

“At the time the presentation of a dress was not an appearance but an emanation of a thought, a concept. Today, if I were called to design fabrics and clothes, I would either repeat those already made giving it the date of that time, or I would design in the most advanced way, as it was then, trying to see the future in logical terms. Even fashion, like everything we do and produce, should always be the result of the union between the maximum knowledge of the "state of things" and the most advanced, progressive evolved idea. These components make objects right, making them become the document of positive contemporaneity”.
Getulio Alviani – 1965

The clothes on display were born in the 60s from the collaboration between designer Germana Marucelli and Getulio Alviani who designed the fabrics starting from his kinetic-visual experiments around the refractions of light on metal surfaces. These refractions create the optical effects that Marucelli realized could be applied on its refined sartorial production. 

 
Deborah Murat and Caroline Murat

  Photograph - courtesy - Getulio Alviani Foundation – Silvia Negri Firman

Palazzo Barbaro
Getulio Alviani – Anthropometry


Diora Fraglica Alviani
Concavo Converso


The Jewels

The jewels designed by Getulio Alviani Cerchi Virtuali and Mono-orecchino are presented, both born from the concept of free movement in space and light, as wearable sculptures. 

 
Pams Francoise

Photograph - courtesy - Getulio Alviani FoundationSilvia Negri Firman

Claude Bernard and Julian Hargreaves

  Photograph - courtesy - Getulio Alviani FoundationSilvia Negri Firman

Lorenzo Wirz Castellani

Photograph - courtesy - Getulio Alviani FoundationSilvia Negri Firman

Getulio Alviani - Bat(h)tape – 1966


*Open to the public until 30th of May
From 10am to 6pm – by appointment only contacting the Getulio Alviani Foundation 
+39 02 50043677 or archivio@getulioalviani.com






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