Very few words have the representative power and the semantic density of the word immigrant.
The artistic project The Immigrants, created by Federico Luger, takes this word as a point of departure, it starts exactly in this universe of sense that in a few letters delimitates a territory—as a frontier—and at the same time, it suggests a world-other, like a dream.
Alighiero Boetti (Turin 1940-Rome 1994)
Igor Eškinja (Rijeka 1975)
His oeuvre goes beyond the mere political implications of the dematerialization of the artistic object, conducting the viewer to the limit between "objective reality" and illusion.
This exhibition features two paradigmatic works from his production: Somewhere in East Europe (2010) goes against the cliché according to which eastern Europe's culture and artistic expressions are sad and depressive. In this sense, Igor Eškinja uses every day reality and the history of art to include with irony diverse cultivated citations. Whilst the work belonging to the series The Day After (2011) is a re-interpretation of the sea realized with dust found in the place of the installation where the photo was taken. In particular, Eškinja's works, born from complex and ephemeral site-specific installations, transmit the strength and vitality of art, which survives time and resists the mutability of the human, social and political contexts.
Franklin Evans (Reno 1967)
In this exhibition, Evans moves forward and expands his research on the topic of time and its repetition, already present in his previous shows. The installation, composed by paintings and architectonical modulations realized with coloured tapes, includes for the first time also photography.
Time, memory and the visual material blend in one piece, making evident the constant and non-linear feedback among them. In Evans' elaboration, the image-curtain becomes a structure, an architectonical experience that guides the viewer through a virtual environment.
Jacob Hashimoto (Greeley Colorado 1973)
Radhika Khimji (Muscat, 1979)
Gianni Pettena (Florence 1940)
Luca Pozzi (Milan 1983)
Richard Prince (Panama Canal Zone 1949)
Giovanni Rizzoli (Venice 1963)
Santiago Sierra (Madrid 1966)
Traslochi Emotivi (independent production house founded by Giulia Currà in 2010)
The video Kabul-Roma Roma -Kabul (2010) shows the friendship, and the artistic and professional collaboration between Salmon Alì and Alighiero Boetti. Alì tells about the encounter with Boetti in Kabul at the beginning of the seventies, and from 1975 on, invited by Boetti, of his move to Rome, where he will work side by side with the artist for all his life, as a kind of alter ego. The video Kabul-Roma Roma-Kabul has been shown at Spruth Magers London, Le Case d'Arte Milan and the Auditorium Rai Torino.
This project has been realized in collaboration with:Ghostart, Le Case d'Arte, prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Studio La Città, Federico Luger Gallery.Special thanks to Giovanni Rizzoli.
Opening to the public: May 30th, 2013. from 18:00 to 23:00
Closing: July 15th, 2013.
Closing: July 15th, 2013.