PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

IMAGES DU FUTUR

Alessandro Brighetti, Donato Piccolo, Francesco Fonassi, Voldemars Johansons

23 October - 06 December 2013

IMAGES DU FUTUR

Primo Marella Gallery cordially invites you to the opening of the group show “Images du Futur”. The show focuses on the work of four young artists who, in different ways, are breaking out of the narrow confines of the art world and getting interested in other areas of knowledge, criticizing the traditional separation between humanistic and techno-scientific culture: appropriating ideas, concepts and tools developed by scientists and researchers; working with scientists, engineers, hackers and programmers, doing residencies in research centres and universities, and increasingly rediscovering the pleasure of “getting their hands dirty”, developing forms of technical know-how that can be very specific, requiring a high level of awareness and skill.

Alessandro Brighetti, Donato Piccolo, Francesco Fonassi and Latvian artist Voldem?rs Johansons offer – with the installations, videos and drawings presented in this exhibition – a small yet effective sample of a tendency that is making headway in the field of contemporary art, questioning it as a separate field and working for a better integration of art with other areas of culture. As Domenico Quaranta writes in the catalogue: “The works on show are “images of the future” not because they merely relate to an arena – that of science and technology – traditionally viewed as a driver of progress and innovation, but because they anticipate the lines along which art will develop as soon as it makes up its mind to leave the injurious realm of the short but enduring twentieth century behind.”

“Images du Futur” is the ideal continuation of a curatorial effort started with “Sinestetica”, the show curated by Primo Marella for the Primae Noctis Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland. The show is accompanied by a publication edited by art critic and curator Domenico Quaranta, and featuring texts by physicistsAlfonso Sutera and Michele Galletti.

Alessandro Brighetti (Bologna 1978) lives and works in Bologna. Recent solo shows include "Narchitecture" Scaramuche Gallery, NY, 2013; “Alessandro Brighetti”, M.A.R. Museo Arte Città di Ravenna,  2012; “Chambre de l’invisible”, Parco della Montagnola, Bologna 2011; and “Soul Scanner”, Galleria Oltre Dimore, Bologna 2010. Recent group shows include: “The Wizard’s Chamber”, Kunsthalle, Winterthur 2013; “London Design Festival”, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2013; “Sinestetica”, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano 2012; “Wunderkammer 2.0”, Visionnaire, Milano 2012; “Showtime”, Zak Gallery Project Space, Castello di Monteriggioni 2011. His work is in the public collections of Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland and M.A.R., Ravenna, Italy, among others.

Donato Piccolo (Rome, 1976) lives and works in Rome and Berlin. Recent solo shows include: “Butterfly effect”, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto 2012; “Instabile reversibile”, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlino 2010; and “Avant et Devenir”, Gallery Riff Art Projects, Paris-Istanbul, 2009. Group shows include: “Turbulence II”, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Bruxelles 2013; “After the crash”, Orto Botanico, Roma 2011; “54. Biennale of Venice”, Italian Pavillon, Palazzo Venezia, Roma 2011; “Take the Space”, Palazzo della Vicaria, Trapani 2010; and “Physical Conditions gallery crawl”, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh (USA). He has been resident artist at ISCP, New York and Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte Contemporanea, Turin.

Francesco Fonassi (Brescia, 1986, lives and works in Brescia - www.francescofonassi.com) after attending the Art Academy in Venice, he has been artist in residence at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012-13), Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome (2011-12) and Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2010). Recent solo shows include “Stasi”, viafarini DOCVA, Milan, 2013; “Kollaps, Aufstieg.”, MACRO, Rome, 2012 and “Crocedomini”, Monotono Contemporary Art, Vicenza, 2011. Group shows include: “La méthode Jacobson”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2013; “The 338 Hours Cineclub”, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin 2013; “Theatre of Life”, CoCA, Torun, PL 2012; “Premio LUM per l'arte contemporanea”, Teatro Margherita, Bari 2011. 

Voldemars Johansons (Riga, Latvia, 1980 - http://johansons.info) studied composition of electronic music at the Royal Conservatoire, Institute of Sonology in Den Haag. Recent solo shows include “Attractors”, Latvian National Museum of Art 2012 and “Patterns, Flow”, Centre for contemporary art, Tbilisi, Georgia 2011. Johanson’s work has been presented at events and venues like Venice biennial of Architecture, Venice; ArtGENDA, Hamburg; Ruhrtriennale; WAVES, Dortmund; <>TAG gallery, The Hague; TodaysArt, The Hague; STEIM, Amsterdam; Sound Forest, Riga; Unsound, Krakow; CAC Vilnius; Malmo Konsthall, Sweden; and Liste, Basel. Since 2009 he is a researcher at the Art Research Laboratory and works as lecturer at Liepaja University department of New Media Studies.
THE M 1st PROJECT (Sans Titre N° 2)

Alessandro Brighetti

THE M 1st PROJECT (Sans Titre N° 2)
2011
Ferrofluid and mixed media
Cm 43 x 54 x 124

THE M 1st PROJECT (Sans Titre N° 2)
2011 - Ferrofluid and mixed media - Cm 43 x 54 x 124

Temporale

Francesco Fonassi

Temporale
2011
40 microphones, CD audio,mixer, speaker, cables
Variable dimensions

Temporale
2011 - 40 microphones, CD audio,mixer, speaker, cables - Variable dimensions

U.S.A. Union Shock American II

Donato Piccolo

U.S.A. Union Shock American II
2012
Drawing on paper
Cm 150 x 110

U.S.A. Union Shock American II
2012 - Drawing on paper - Cm 150 x 110

Cosine map

Voldemars Johansons

Cosine map
2012
Resin and quartz sand on frame
Cm 40 x 40

Cosine map
2012 - Resin and quartz sand on frame - Cm 40 x 40

Attractors drawings

Voldemars Johansons

Attractors drawings
2012
Ink on paper
Cm 160 x 110

Attractors drawings
2012 - Ink on paper - Cm 160 x 110

Attractors drawings

Voldemars Johansons

Attractors drawings
2012
Ink on paper
Cm 160 x 110

Attractors drawings
2012 - Ink on paper - Cm 160 x 110

Cosine Map

Voldemars Johansons

Cosine Map
2012
Resin, quartz sand on frame
Cm 40 x 40

Cosine Map
2012 - Resin, quartz sand on frame - Cm 40 x 40

Psilocybe

Alessandro Brighetti

Psilocybe
2012
Analogic video full HD, loop, wooden frame
7'25''

Psilocybe
2012 - Analogic video full HD, loop, wooden frame - 7'25''

Conversation between two sisters

Donato Piccolo

Conversation between two sisters
2012
Drawing on paper
Cm 110 x 170

Conversation between two sisters
2012 - Drawing on paper - Cm 110 x 170

Melodic vacuum

Donato Piccolo

Melodic vacuum
2012
Drawing on paper
Cm 110 x 120

Melodic vacuum
2012 - Drawing on paper - Cm 110 x 120

Project for reversible tension

Donato Piccolo

Project for reversible tension
2012
Drawing on paper
Cm 160 x 260

Project for reversible tension
2012 - Drawing on paper - Cm 160 x 260

Rainbow of Air

Donato Piccolo

Rainbow of Air
2012
Drawing on paper
Cm 160 x 260

Rainbow of Air
2012 - Drawing on paper - Cm 160 x 260

Dafne

Alessandro Brighetti

Dafne
2013
Ferrofluid and mixed media
Cm 35 x 30 x 172

Dafne
2013 - Ferrofluid and mixed media - Cm 35 x 30 x 172

Nabucco

Alessandro Brighetti

Nabucco
2013
Mixed media
Cm 250 x 120 x 245

Nabucco
2013 - Mixed media - Cm 250 x 120 x 245

Xanax

Alessandro Brighetti

Xanax
2013
Ferrofluid and mixed media
Cm 142 x 20 x 20

Xanax
2013 - Ferrofluid and mixed media - Cm 142 x 20 x 20

Emissions II

Francesco Fonassi

Emissions II
2013
Granite and electronics
Cm 305 x 220

Emissions II
2013 - Granite and electronics - Cm 305 x 220

Everest fm 100.1 post dated - Cabina di trasmissione, intervento 12/50

Francesco Fonassi

Everest fm 100.1 post dated - Cabina di trasmissione, intervento 12/50
2013
Digital Print
Cm 35 x 50

Everest fm 100.1 post dated - Cabina di trasmissione, intervento 12/50
2013 - Digital Print - Cm 35 x 50

Everest fm 100.1 post dated - Cabina di trasmissione, intervento 19/50

Francesco Fonassi

Everest fm 100.1 post dated - Cabina di trasmissione, intervento 19/50
2013
Digital Print
Cm 35 x 50

Everest fm 100.1 post dated - Cabina di trasmissione, intervento 19/50
2013 - Digital Print - Cm 35 x 50

Dalla materia all

Donato Piccolo

Dalla materia all'antimateria - soluzione iniziale
2013
Drawing on paper, inserted into an iron and plexiglass table
Cm 110 x 70

Dalla materia all'antimateria - soluzione iniziale
2013 - Drawing on paper, inserted into an iron and plexiglass table - Cm 110 x 70

Invisible II

Donato Piccolo

Invisible II
2013
Glass, plexiglass, demineralized water, ultrasonic nebulizer, resin, fan, diacronic lamps 35watt, transformer of audio-electric signal from digital to analog, potentiometer, microphone
Cm 240 x 45 x 45

Invisible II
2013 - Glass, plexiglass, demineralized water, ultrasonic nebulizer, resin, fan, diacronic lamps 35watt, transformer of audio-electric signal from digital to analog, potentiometer, microphone - Cm 240 x 45 x 45

Memento

Donato Piccolo

Memento
2013
Glass, plexiglass, demineralized water, ultrasonic nebulizer, resin, fan, diacronic lamps 35watt, transformer of audio-electric signal from digital to analog, potentiometer, microphone
Cm 140 x 40 x 40

Memento
2013 - Glass, plexiglass, demineralized water, ultrasonic nebulizer, resin, fan, diacronic lamps 35watt, transformer of audio-electric signal from digital to analog, potentiometer, microphone - Cm 140 x 40 x 40

Nuvola motorizzata

Donato Piccolo

Nuvola motorizzata
2013
Drawing on paper, inserted into an iron and plexiglass table
Cm 80 x 110

Nuvola motorizzata
2013 - Drawing on paper, inserted into an iron and plexiglass table - Cm 80 x 110

Sendy

Donato Piccolo

Sendy
2013
Glass, plexiglass, demineralized water, ultrasonic nebulizer, resin, fan, diacronic lamps 35watt, transformer of audio-electric signal from digital to analog, potentiometer, microphone
Cm 230 x 50 x 50

Sendy
2013 - Glass, plexiglass, demineralized water, ultrasonic nebulizer, resin, fan, diacronic lamps 35watt, transformer of audio-electric signal from digital to analog, potentiometer, microphone - Cm 230 x 50 x 50