Launch Performing Structures-Lexicon, Finissage
25 November 2012, 11.30
Su 25 November 11 am: Brunch and launch of the Publication
Join us this Sunday for the finissage of the exhibition and to celebrate the release of "Performing Structures", a publication presenting the development of the project and including a specially conceived lexicon, with contributions by all participating artists. We'll read a selection from entries in the lexicon, which offer unconventional theoretical tools for a possible interpretation of the works on display, and we will share views on the different episodes with the artists!
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.
Artistic Practice between Project and Improvisation
Alice Cattaneo, Athene Galiciadis, Simon Deppierraz, Damian Navarro, Pierluigi Calignano
Curated by Silvia Simoncelli
Organized by Nicola Ruffo and Nele Dechmann
24 October - 25 November 2012, Open: Thu-Sa 5-7 pm