September 21 - November 23 2019
The collective exhibition curated by Elena Forin stems from a dialogue on the relationship between heaviness and lightness, in which the gallery owner and curator wondered what could be the values to be put in place to face this opposition.
Only initially the exchange remained focused on a limited reading of the concept of weight, and soon the conversation moved through images linked to the poetic universe of some artists, moving naturally towards territories on the border between the two categories.
What possibilities are connected to matter, weight and its opposite?
How literal are the concepts of full and empty?
What is the boundary between consistency and its opposite?
What perceptions and do these two universes activate?
The exhibition therefore develops in an attempt to give some ideas for the answer to these questions and as an attempt to focus on mixed spaces, in which certainty gives way to possibility. And in which the idea of limits marks a threshold towards new readings of reality
Moving through the works of Matthew Attard (Malta, 1987), Benjamin Bergmann (Wuerzburg, 1968), Federico De Leonardis (La Spezia, 1938), Giorgia Fincato (Bassano del Grappa, 1982), Riccardo Guarneri (Florence, 1933), Saverio Rampin (Venice, 1930-1992), David Rickard (New Zealand, 1975), Mariateresa Sartori (Venice, 1961) and Roman Signer (Appenzell, Switzerland, 1931).
Benjamin Bergmann is a German artist and was born 1968 in Würzburg, Germany. He works as a sculptor with the focus on installations.
After he finished in 1994 his apprenticeship to become a wood-carver he studied in 2001 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. In the year 2002 he received the Bavarian State Prize and in 2004 the Dorothea von Stetten Art Prize. Today Bergmann lives and works in Munich.
Bergmann creates big and space-consuming installatoons, many of them in public places. His artworks have a performative character, they hover between the real and the artistic world. Bergmann's does not only work as an architect, constructor and craftsmen but also creates stage-like installations as a director.
Bergman created for the Palast der Republik in Berlin, Germany a rollercoaster like construction called "Hals über Kopf