Artists: Jacopo Miliani, Fay Nicolson, Jackson Sprague Venue: Frutta, Rome, Italy Date: July 9 – September 5, 2015 Photography: Roberto Apa, images courtesy of the artists and Frutta, Rome Jacopo Miliani, Adolescent, 2015 Jacopo Miliani, Adolescent, 2015 Jacopo Miliani, Cupid, 2015 Jacopo Miliani, Cupid, 2015 Jacopo Miliani, Devil, 2015 Jacopo Miliani, Devil, 2015 Fay Nicolson, Dream Job, 2015 Fay Nicolson, Less Work, 2015 Fay Nicolson, Overworked Rhythm, 2015 Fay Nicolson, Work With Rhythm, 2015 Jackson Sprague, Hard not to be clumsy when analysing my impulses, my mind asks: is this right? And then it answers yes or no, 2015 Jackson Sprague, The Artists Wife, 2015 Jackson Sprague, Untitled, 2015 Jackson Sprague, […]
Artists: Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Pedro Barateiro, Pablo Bronstein, Haris Epaminonda, Fischli/Weiss, Jacopo Miliani, Amalia Pica, Alexandre Singh, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané Exhibition title: Beauty Codes (order/disorder/chaos) Conceived and curated by: CURA, Fondazione Giuliani and Kunsthalle Lissabon Venue: Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy Date: May 22 – July 17, 2015 Photography: Giorgio Benni, images courtesy of the artists and Fondazione Giuliani, Rome Beauty Codes (order/disorder/chaos) a project conceived and curated by CURA. Rome, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, and #kunsthallelissabon, Lisbon ACT I Fondazione Giuliani, Rome with Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Pedro Barateiro, Pablo Bronstein, Haris Epaminonda, Fischli/Weiss, Jacopo Miliani, Amalia Pica, Alexandre Singh, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané from 22nd May to 17th July 2015 At the origin of modern […]
Artist: Alex Rathbone Exhibition title: break the thread Venue: Frutta, Rome, Italy Date: June 3 – July 4, 2015 Photography: images courtesy of the artist and Frutta, Rome Frutta is proud to present break the thread, a solo show by Alex Rathbone. Da Beisst Die Maus Keinen Faden Ab: A man of the trees was perched on top of a battered up dustbin. He was taking a rest from a long walk. The walk was so long that he couldn’t remember when it began or where it started, but his feet ached from all the walking and so this is why he had to take a sit down, on the dustbin. […]
Artist: Yonatan Vinitsky Exhibition title: Loose Ends Venue: Frutta, Rome, Italy Date: March 27 – May 23, 2015 Photography: Images courtesy of the artist and Frutta Frutta a is pleased to present Loose Ends, a solo show by Yonatan Vinitsky (1980, Jerusalem). The exhibition will consist of two distinct series’ of new works; eight large metal-coiled sculptures, falling suspended from the ceiling, presented both vertically and horizontally; and eight large wall-based works consisting of large reproductions of backseat storage pockets found on trains and planes, made of diverse materials such as metal, rope, elastic cord and woven fabric. The title of the show, Loose Ends, is based on a term borrowed from […]
Artists: Kasper Bosmans and Raffaella Crispino Exhibition title: an alternate correspondence Curated by: Marianne Derrien Venue: 1/9unosunove, Rome, Italy Date: February 20 – April 24, 2015 Photography: Images courtesy of the artists and 1/9unosunove 1/9unosunove is thrilled to present Kasper Bosmans c/o Raffaella Crispino – an alternate correspondence, the fourth and last exhibition in the cycle curated by Marianne Derrien. The dialogue and correspondence between Crispino (Naples, 1979) and Bosmans (Lommel, 1990) began one year ago when they met through the Hisk residency program in Belgium. The exhibition they have conceived at 1/9unosunove examines the relation between time and culture, personal and collective History, narration and systems of thought. Crispino and Bosmans have […]
Artist: Sam Falls Venue: Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy Date: February 14 – April 18, 2015 Photography: Giorgio Benni, Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Giuliani, Rome “As the moon orbits the earth it tries to pull everything toward it, the only thing the earth can’t hold on to is water. People can hold on to everything but time. The ocean moves up and down, it cleanses the rocks and sand. Time heals our wounds but it ages our bodies. There’s a beauty and a sadness in the moon, in time. There’s eternal return in the cycle of the tide, it defies time while time defines us. This show merges natural elements […]
The Registry of Promise is a series of exhibitions that reflect on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold in store for us. These exhibitions engage with and play upon various readings of promise as simultaneously anticipating a future and its fulfillment or lack thereof, as well as a kind of inevitability, either positive or negative. Such polyvalence assumes a particular poignancy in the current historical moment. Given that the technological and scientific notions of progress inaugurated by the Enlightenment no longer have the same purchase they once did, we have long since abandoned the linear vision of the future the Enlightenment once betokened. Meanwhile, what is coming to substitute our former conception would hardly seem to be a substitute at all: the looming specter of global ecological catastrophe. From the anthropocentric promise of modernity, it would seem, we have turned to a negative faith in the post-human. And yet the future is not necessarily a closed book. Far from fatalistic, The Registry of Promise takes into consideration these varying modalities of the future while trying to conceive of possible others. In doing so, it seeks to valorize the potential polyvalence and mutability at the heart of the word promise.
Taking place over the course of approximately one year, The Registry of Promise consists of four autonomous, interrelated exhibitions, which can be read as individual chapters in a book. It was inaugurated by The Promise of Melancholy and Ecology at the Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, followed by The Promise of Multiple Temporalities at Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-Les-Eaux and The Promise of Moving Things at Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, and will conclude with The Promise of Literature, Soothsaying and Speaking in Tongues at De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg.