Artist: Stefano Calligaro
Exhibition title: SABOT presents: STEFANO CALLIGARO – The Bucharest GP
Venue: INVITRO, Bucharest, Romania
Date: June 29 – August 18, 2019
Photography: Alexandru Paul / all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and SABOT, Cluj-Napoca
Stefano Calligaro brings Formula1 to Romania for the 1st time in history and it does it through his omnivore artistic practice, stunning aerodynamics and outstanding cornering abilities. The Bucharest Gp is the unique occasion offered to the public to encounter and experience the unleashed power behind Scuderia Calligaro and its driver’s configuration all in one place: INVITRO gallery, Bucharest.
Together with a new body of works specially created for the occasion, Stefano will present “….FOUR LITTLE PIRELLI TYRES”, a 128 pages’ pseudo-poetry boost system published in May 2019 by Editura Fractalia; “Cappuccino Calligaro”, the Super Turbo 100% Arabica espresso blend roasted by Hot Pipes; and other exciting items.
Stefano Calligaro is a visual artist, quasi-poet, racing driver, coffee lover. His work inhabits and subverts the slopes and chicanes of popular culture and art clichés, it’s a top-speed racing ring where boundaries between art, literature, reality, fiction, exclusiveness, and mass-produced products overlap and mix exposing the public to Calligaro’s exuberant self-mythology, the very system he uses to claim space for the casual fruition and consumption of his art.
Recent exhibitions, publications, and projects include, among others: Miss Italia, Sabot’s booth at Art-O-Rama, Marseille, FR; Cappuccino Calligaro Tour, various locations; ….Four Little Pirelli Tyres, Editura Fractalia, Bucharest, RO; Spick and Spam, Guesswho?, Cluj-Napoca, RO; How to piss in public, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, DE; UreallyWnnaClimbThStairkaseOfSUccessMuffnLicker?!, MÉLANGE, Cologne, DE; The Changing Appearance, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, DE; Discuţia Secretă, Festival of Literature, Arad, RO…
The name “Scuderia Calligaro” comes from the highly renewed F1 racing team “Scuderia Ferrari”, which is one of Stefano Calligaro’s main addictions, along with Coffee and Poetry. “Scuderia Calligaro” is a personal, yet collective platform that invites international and local emerging creators to think and produce a body of diverse, exclusive, and limited items –“CALLECTIBLES” – created to celebrate the exciting World of “Scuderia Calligaro” and Formula1.
Special guests to the event: Hot Pipes Roastery, Editura Fractalia.
Password: Fuel efficiency.
INVITRO is a bicephalous organism, exhibiting two equally operational brains: Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest.
Founded in 2019 by a couple of art aficionados, this curious art space tests the capacity of chosen art galleries to self-replicate in a new, distant location.