I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream at Fondazione Baruchello

Artists: Gundam Air, BB5000, Pauline Beaudemont, Zuzanna Czebatul, Alessandro Di Pietro, Aleksandra Domanović, Carlos Fernández Pello, Karlos Gil, Marco Giordano, Yu Honglei, Hannah Levy, Sisters From Another Mister, Alessandro Vizzini

Exhibition title: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

Curated by: Clelia Colantonio

Venue: Fondazione Baruchello, Rome, Italy

Date: June 26 – September 22, 2017

Photography: Alessia Calzecchi, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Fondazione Baruchello

Monday 26 of June at 7 pm, Fondazione Baruchello is thrilled to present the new Summer Show, a special project where young curators are given complete freedom to curate and organize an exhibi-tion.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream is curated by Clelia Colantonio and it is a project tailored for the space of Fondazione Baruchello, here revised as a new visionary dimension. The show proposes an artificial oasis in which a series of artefacts, apparently out of place, animate the space in a spontaneous and harmonious way. ISYSWASFIC wants to challenge and call into ques-tion, through sculptures, performance and videos, those mechanisms related to identity and the ideo-logical system of society, without the urgency of giving any definitive answers.

The visitors are invited to enter the space by anthropomorphic and ancient figures – Pauline Beaudemont, Hannah Levy – that inhabit the rooms and share the space with archaic silhouettes with no definition of time, as they were only traces of extinct memories – Alessandro Vizzini – or the deconstructed approach to the idea of absence – Karlos Gil – and antibodies – Carlos Fernández-Pello.

The rooms act as the background, for a dialogue between bodies, sounds and images where the spec-tators experiment another reality, one that lies underneath or beyond the surface of things – Sisters From Another Mister – where only technology and nature, somehow, survive – Aleksandra Do-manović.

Reflecting surfaces are touched by the light, guiding the viewer through our journey – Alessandro Di Pietro – while a rainbow leaf can be seen lonely but nonetheless powerful and seemingly levitating, like it just dropped from a tree without reaching the ground yet – Zuzanna Czebatul.

These are only a few elements that contribute to a feeling of misplacement, where time and space, are both outdated and intellectual – Yu Honglei. Man is described as the only utopia – Gundam Air – the only scale that equilibrates life and its fragment– belonging to what era? Digital? Analogue ? Fragile, unbreakable? Or in transit, before finally emerging or laying – BB5000. Those elements look at us from the floor, transparent as the wind, which is mixed to the sand of the desert, blurring our vision.

Deferred nature is portrayed by lenticular prints and, at the exit (or entrance), a seemingly friendly pineapple greets the visitors spraying some water on their feet – Marco Giordano – and welcoming the audience by asking them if the heat is getting to them.

And again, the heat hits us, while we are overwhelmed by an insane crave for an ice cream, a song and a tongue-twister we can’t get out of mind (Jim Jarmush, Down by low, 1986).

The artefacts, apparently out of place, convey a feeling of harmonious misplacement: the space is transformed into an imaginary location that we cannot inhabit but only transit.

Marco Giordano, whatdowedowe, 2016

Marco Giordano, whatdowedowe, 2016

Marco Giordano, whatdowedowe, 2016

Zuzanna Czebatul, Monstera Deliciosa III, 2016

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

BB5000, Rise, 2016

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

Alessandro Di Pietro, (left)John Thackery, 1901; (right)VAMPIRE [yb], 2016

Alessandro Di Pietro, (left)John Thackery, 1901; (right)VAMPIRE [yb], 2016

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

Carlos Fernández-Pello, Antibodies, 2017

Alessandro Vizzini, Ogni volta ti vedrò in un mondo diverso, 2017

Alessandro Vizzini, Ogni volta ti vedrò in un mondo diverso, 2017

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

Aleksandra Domanović, Little Sister II, 2014

Aleksandra Domanović, Little Sister II, 2014

Marco Giordano, Untitled, 2016

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

Marco Giordano, Complex conflux, 2016

Karlos Gil, untitled (bus driver), 2015

Alessandro Vizzini, È così da così tanto tempo, 2017

Alessandro Vizzini, È così da così tanto tempo, 2017

Hannah Levy, Untitled, 2015

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream, 2017, installation view, Fondazione Baruchello, Roma

Gundam Air, Variabile, 2193

Pauline Beaudemont, #2(series from Domus Aurea), 2017

Yu Honglei, Taking a Walk, Screen A, 01’42”, 2014

Yu Honglei, Taking a Walk, Screen B, 16’10”, 2014

Sisters From Another Mister, Tarzan Versus IBM, performance, 2017

Sisters From Another Mister, Tarzan Versus IBM, performance, 2017

Sisters From Another Mister, Tarzan Versus IBM, performance, 2017

Sisters From Another Mister, Tarzan Versus IBM, performance, 2017

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