Atrium-Project (Claudia Dallagiovanna and Riccardo Arena), Simone Barresi, Lorenza Boisi, Rossana Buremi, Manuele Cerutti, Martina Della Valle, Paolo Gonzato, Daniela Pedretti, Felice Serreli, Simone Tosca
curated by Milovan Farronato
May 3 - July 31, 2007
Re-Enacted Painting is the title of the initiative presented by Viafarini for the year 2007, supported by the Municipality of Milan.
The programme, curated by Milovan Farronato, focuses on the subject of painting and includes a series of group and solo exhibitions, lectures and workshops, aiming at pointing out the potentials and developments of painting nowadays.
Core part of the project will be the group show Re-Enacted Painting, curated by Milovan Farronato, presenting the works by twelve artists, among the most promising new entries of the Artists Archive of the last two years: Atrium Project (Claudia Dallagiovanna and Riccardo Arena), Simone Barresi, Lorenza Boisi, Rossana Buremi, Manuele Cerutti, Martina Della Valle, Paolo Gonzato, Daniela Pedretti, Felice Serreli, Simone Tosca.
Taking the curatorial principle to create a dialogue between the exhibited works to its extremes, Re-Enacted Painting aims at creating one collective installation, an environment created by a compact and synergetic group.
To find the way to make the single personal researches converge, the twelve artists attended a series of meetings over a period of seven months, all documented by Martina Angelotti and Marco Tagliafierro as guest curators.
Re-Enacted Painting is a project resulting from a series of collaborations with public institutions, art organisations and companies, among them A.T. Kearney, who has a long-lasting tradition of hosting exhibitions organised by the Royal Academy of Art in its London premises. In Milan A.T. Kearney invited the twelve artists participating in Re-Enacted Painting to confront themselves with a non-artistic context and create site-specific works for the company’s Milanese offices in via Borghetto.
In this context, a jury of art professionals and representatives of the involved institutions and companies will select one artist who will have the opportunity to stage a show at the Milan Triennale in May, within “inContemporanea la rete dell’arte”, event promoted by the Province of Milan involving the whole city of Milan.
The group show Re-Enacted Painting will involve the Viafarini exhibition space at different levels, leaving out only the main wall of the gallery, a White Screen which will host a cycle of presentations of single works by internationally known artists (Pere Llobera, Katharina Fritsch, Nathalie Djurberg and Maria Morganti). These will be invited to discuss their works either within a lecture or a workshop, in order to offer an educational programme to integrate the exhibition project.
Re-Enacted Painting starts and finishes with the solo shows by two foreign emerging artists, David Renggli and Hyunjhin Baik, invited to confront themselves with the young Milanese scene and to work on the subject of encounter/collision between painting and other means of expression.
David Renggli, young Swiss artist, presents a pictorial and sculptural environment, made of 1001 images among which collages, sketches and paintings. The show is curated by Noah Stolz and supported by Pro Helvetia.
Moving between visual art and underground music, Korean artist Hyunjhin Baik will create a dialectical discourse between painting and music, in a project curated by Milovan Farronato.