Ivan Barlafante, Fabrizio Cotognini, Rä di Martino, Ruben Montini, David Rickard, Alessandro Sambini, Elisa Strinna
And La Resa by Fabio Mauri
Curated by Elena Forin - LaRete Art Projects
An exhibition promoted by Studio Fabio Mauri, Associazione per l'Arte L'Esperimento del Mondo
Serra dei Giardini, Venice
Opening May 6th, 2015, 6 pm
May 7th – August 6th 2015 | Open every day 10am – 6pm
Up to what point are we disposed to renegotiate our certainties, and which strategies should be put into play for producing alternative versions and visions to those established by history, politics, the market, and time?
We search for balance, certainty, and stability and, in a period such as this, one in which solutions are quickly pinpointed, the demolition of questions and the reduction of complexity to opposite poles of values seem to be something common to many communities in order to control potential criticism or panic. When, however, the world's constructions become ironclad entities they easily end up as "unmotivated buildings": so isn't it perhaps better to surrender to this risk and suspend our own being in front of such simplified methods and approaches to reality, things, and knowledge? To raise a white flag would then mean confirming a choice not to undertake forms of control or to overcome ideologies; this would then imply a wish to look, search, and recount by going beyond the surface of reassuring acceptability that we have constructed.
Promoted by Studio Fabio Mauri, Associazione per l'Arte L'Esperimento del Mondo, through the use of videos, installations and performance, Flags offers, not solutions, but alternative views and narratives, new images, hypothesis, behaviours, and diversified strategies for analysing individuals, perception, space, images, and social dynamics. La Resa (The Surrender), an unforgettable work from 2002 by Fabio Mauri, is both a real and an ideal start to such a procedure.
Expect amazement, enjoyment, doubts, and nonsense: what the project has to give us can include all these and, as Mauri has said, we can "perhaps discover new peaceful alternatives".
Serra dei Giardini, Venice | May 7th – August 6th 2015 | Open every day 10am – 6pm | Vaporetto lines 1, 2, 4.1, 5.1, stop Giardini