Once More into the Grey at UNA

Artists: Răzvan Botiș, Radu Comșa, Camilia Filipov, Nona Inescu, Alex Mirutziu, Vlad Nancă

Exhibition title: Once More into the Grey

Curated by: SABOT, Cluj-Napoca

Venue: UNA, Piacenza, Italy

Date: October 27 – December 29, 2018

Photography: Marco Fava / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, UNA, Piacenza and SABOT, Cluj-Napoca

UNA is pleased to announce its collaboration with Sabot gallery from Cluj-Napoca and to present Once More into the Grey, a group exhibition which includes artworks by Răzvan Botiș, Radu Comșa, Camilia Filipov, Nona Inescu, Alex Mirutziu, Vlad Nancă.

The exhibition, specially conceived by Sabot for the space of UNA, features a selection of black and white artworks only by Romanian artists –  an allusion to the state of the (art) world today and, at the same time, to the famous Cluj “grey school of painting”. Nonetheless, not only paintings are on display, the exhibition is  conceived as a colorless dialogue between several rather mysterious works – sculpture, photography, installation…

SABOT gallery has been founded by Daria D. Pervain and Marcel Janco at the beginning of 2009 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, as an attempt to verify the raison d’être of a gallery in the third millennium. Hidden relationships, longtime friendships, communality, fictional identities and situations blurring the barrier between public and domestic — these are the main, statutory highlights of SABOT. A laboratory, an incubator, a research tentacle, the gallery acts equally as a curator, a producer, and a habitat.
Since its debut, SABOT has co-founded two art centers in Cluj-Napoca – The Paintbrush Factory, in 2009, and Centrul de Interes, at the beginning of 2017 – hugely contributing to the development of the Romanian contemporary art scene. Until 2018, the gallery has participated in more than 30 international art fairs – from Artissima or ARCOmadrid, to LISTE, Paris Internationale and NADA Miami, to name just a few.

UNA is a new contemporary art gallery dedicated to the promotion of emerging artists established in spring 2018 in Piacenza out of a collaboration between Marta Barbieri and Paola Bonino. Giving particular attention to Italian artists, the gallery aims, in parallel, to expand its reach, opening new collaborations, with a more dynamic and international approach.

UNA dedicates a particular passion towards organizing off-site curatorial projects and site-specific events, amongst them the the annual exhibition programme  in collaboration with Spazio Leonardo, the new space of Leonardo Assicurazioni – Generali Milano.

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

TAH 29 (The Artist and Himself at 29) / Alex Mirutziu, Self portrait with borrowed feature, 2014, wax mold, 30 x 18 x 14 cm, photo: Marco Fava

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

Radu Comşa, Impromptu for 7 irregular shades, 2014, series of 7 panels, wood, acrylic, grey tights, 60 x 40 cm (each) / approx. 60 x 350 cm (overall), photo: Marco Fava

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

Once More into the Grey, 2018, exhibition view, curated by SABOT, at UNA, Piacenza, photo: Marco Fava

Alex Mirutziu, The colour of my middleclass, 2007/2017, archival print on Hahnemühle paper, 61 x 46,5 cm, photo: Marco Fava

Camilia Filipov, Paint-spread (moving along the canvas’tension lines), 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, photo: Marco Fava

Camilia Filipov, Assemblage II, 2018, cardboard, plaster, plastic, photo: Marco Fava

Razvan Botiş, Diogene, 2016, longboard and glazed ceramic, photo: Marco Fava

Camilia Filipov, Assemblage I, 2018, marble, metal, wood, photo: Marco Fava

Nona Inescu, Lodger (Hypothetical Ancestral Mollusc), 2018, galvanized steel, latex, aluminum ball, chain lock, 135 x 55 x 20 cm, photo: Marco Fava

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