Performing Structures, Episode One: Alice Cattaneo and Athene Galiciadis
24 October 2012, 18.00 – 3 November 2012
Artistic Practice between Project and Improvisation
Alice Cattaneo, Athene Galiciadis, Simon Deppierraz, Damian Navarro, Pierluigi Calignano
Curated by Silvia Simoncelli
24 October - 25 November 2012
Opening Wed 24 October 6 pm
Episode One: Alice Cattaneo and Athene Galiciadis
Of patterns, freehand geometries, maquettes and mirrors
24.10. – 3.11.2012. Opening Times: Thursday till Saturday 5-7pm. Artist Talk: 24 October 7.30 pm
Performing Structures is an exhibition project exploring the terrain in between improvisation technique and artistic practice. It presents installations, wall paintings, objects and drawings generated by a dense entanglement of gestures, intentions and materials, where multiple layers of free associations and heuristic structures collide.
Performing Structures is a project immersed in time flow – the time to reflect, to solve problems and to imagine developments. Projects are put to the test as artists engage in a dialogue with materials in a process of listening and reacting – with physical qualities and structural requirements setting their rules and limits. Be it a drawing or a site specific structure, the narrative element is not a tale to be told, but the chronicle of a series of actions and inventive solutions - and the work on display an index of them all.
Alice Cattaneo's intervention is developed in close relation to the architectural features of the space. Carefully observing the room, the artist devises a structure made of simple geometrical elements which creates illusory volumes and magnifies the viewers' perceptions of the mutual relations between bodies and the surrounding environment. Athene Galiciadis extends her pictorial investigation of elementary grid structures over the walls of the gallery. Enlarged in scale, the drawing gains a sculptural character, while slight changes in the intensity of the color remind of the transient gesture of the artist's hand. The wall painting establishes an orientation system, which sets spatial coordinates for the artist smaller drawings in the exhibition and interacts with the installation by Alice Cattaneo which inhabits the space.
Organized by Nicola Ruffo and Nele Dechmann