Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Venice: Not Only Biennale – Beatrice Burati Anderson – Giovanni Rizzoli – Venezia – Exhibition – Party Photos

Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space and Gallery
 Giovanni Rizzoli – Venezia

In occasion of the 58th Venice Biennale at the Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space and Gallery the show Venezia dedicated to Giovanni Rizzoli’s work, until August 1, is curated by Bruno Cora and Beatrice Burati Anderson. After 20 years from his participation in the 48th Venice Biennale in the exhibition dAPERTuttO, curated by Harald Szeemann – 1999 - Giovanni Rizzoli, a leading representative artist of the 1990s artistic generation in Europe, returns to the lagoon, the show illustrates the continuous dialogue between the artist and his own hometown. 

Venezia - 1997-2011
Verona red marble – damask - water

Giovanni Rizzoli

Creator of forms through material elements belonging to the essence of Venice, and through the use of transcendent dimensions, the iconographic universe of Giovanni Rizzoli realizes sculptures, paintings and drawings presenting a vision of Venice both personal and universal, hidden and cliche, loved and suffered, but always present in the creative path of the artist’s work, that is able to sublimate the most intimate experiences of his own being.

Giovanni Rizzoli - Vaso Provvisorio – 1995
lost wax bronze – black patina

Giovanni Rizzoli – Nero di Gondola – Pittura come Madeleine
Vaso Provvisorio Infinito – 2000
gondola black on canvas

Beatrice Burati Anderson
Giovanni Rizzoli - Mediterranean Sea Painting - Video

Giovanni Rizzoli – Tramonto Veneziano – 1994
Algae - artist’s blood on canvas

Giovanni Rizzoli’s way of expression creates an artistic language that is aesthetical, scientific, religious and poetic. In this show the city of Venice seems to turn into a metaphor of his investigation concerning the time-space of infinity and eternity, of life and death, dimensions evocated by the artist through works that are both enigmatic as strongly defined. His poetic brings together opposite forms of expression, achieving both abstract and realistic and morbid elements and showing a vision of Venice through images that are more emotional than descriptive.

Giovanni Rizzoli – Clessidra – 2008-2009
photography – methacrylate

 Nicola De Zorzi, Marina Elena Brugora and Tommaso Bagnati

Gaby Wagner
Giovanni Rizzoli – Io e Giovanna
– 2004

earth of Giudecca garden on paper

Giovanni Rizzoli – Uomo Malinconico sotto L’Albero Magico – 1985
wood – concrete - iron

Giovanni Rizzoli – L’ultima Corda della Serenissima – 1988
rope - chalk

 Beatrice Burati Anderson and Alberto Fortis

  Marc Leschelier

Karole Vail and Andrew Huston

Giovanni Rizzoli
Stones of Venice – 1997 - Masegno stone
Infiniti, Infiniti – 2011 – Belgium black marble - Murano glass sphere

  Photograph – courtesy Beatrice Burati Anderson

Giovanni Rizzoli – Untitled – 1985-1987

Anita Sieff

Tae Cimarosti and Tristiano di Robilant

 Forme Uniche di Continuita Nello Spazio – Forcola – 2018
Ed. 1/2 + 2 EA – lost wax bronze – black patina 

Francesca Romana Pinzari

Carlo Concato
Improvised Arabic Taqsim music on an oud

Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space and Gallery
Corte Petriana
San Polo 1448

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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
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

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
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

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.

Alma Zevi

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