Vicenza, 1982

14 June - 1 August 2020

At last, Saturday 13 June will see the inauguration of the new exhibition Assembramenti/ Aggregations, a symbol of the new beginning after the months of mourning and lockdown that have deeply scarred all of us. This is an anomalous exhibition for Galleria Michela Riz- zo because, for the first time in its history, the gallery is presenting in its spaces a collective exhibition featuring more than 30 artists, an actual crowd of works aimed at representing the emotional richness and the desire to return to work and resume interrupted conversations. We have gathered the works of artists with whom we have collaborated for a long time and shared beautiful moments, while including some new entries... hopefully, this reunion will bring about a burst of energy and a breath of optimism!
The exhibition unfolds through a diverse and heterogeneous itinerary in which different ar- artistic realities dialogue and interact with each other. By including all media, from drawing to painting, from sculpture to photography, from video to installation, Assembramenti/ Aggregations intends to host, in an articulated space such as that of the former Giudec- ca brewery, a group of exhibited works aimed at raising spirits and bringing about positivity. The strength of contrasts and differences too is supposed to impress and surprise, starting with painting, sometimes light and subtle, as in Riccardo Guarneri’s works on paper, sometimes abstract, as in Saverio Rampin’s landscapes, sometimes expressionist and resolved, as in Sophie Westerlind’s works. Lucio Pozzi’s work entitled The mesmerizing trinities of Kayem (from LS) arranges arrows in space, almost as though to illustrate the itinerary of the exhibition.
Thin and simple shapes are outlined by Giorgia Fincato’s hand, whereas thin threads be- come labyrinthine maps of our passage in the great papers by Mariateresa Sartori. Transformed, crossed, traversed, portrayed, studied, and modified landscapes are found in the works by Antonio Rovaldi, Francesco Jodice, Ryts Monet, Michael Hoepfner and Hamish Fulton. Observing, moving and creating be- come complementary actions; matter, photographs and sculptures narrate an experience in which the object of art is an appendix of the experience.
The works speak of nature in its broadest forms: hostile and in a perennial struggle with man, as in Andrea Mastrovito’s light boxes – on display in GMR’s spaces for the first time – or useful, as in Silvano Tessarollo’s works, in which the artist uses grass, earth and water to paint and convey the transience and caducity of things.
Finally, witness the return to the concrete and founding themes of humanity and modern society with Antoni Muntadas: globalisation, transnational capitalism and the interconnection of the world by means of words.
The glass works of Silvano Rubino, an artist who usually explores different fields – from photography to painting, from installations to videos – are distributed in space and in them poetry combined with a conceptual vision.

Giorgia Fincato (Vicenza, 1982) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Between 2007 and 2009, she lived in New York and dedicated herself to drawing, in 2009 she moved to Rome. Since 2013 she has been living in Bassano del Grappa, her hometown.

Her artistic production is characterized by a great attention and a deep study of the movement both in a spatial and temporal sense. For the artist, drawing is a primordial act that has always existed: it represents, above all, the gesture of the soul as an expression of energy and feelings. The design and the act itself become a means to feel one’s own presence and participation in a world not yet fully understood. Through repetitive gestural practice (almost always) of the same subject and sign, the artist creates a communicative language of his own, which opens, or closes, on the world according to his needs. The gesture becomes a total and immersive action, as if a sacred ritual or a prayer were being performed. And it is in this spirituality that the work takes on a value unrelated to time. And yet, during the creative moment, it is precisely time itself that becomes an essential element, determining a rhythmic and constant dimension punctuated by the pen that runs on the blank sheet. Drawing becomes a journey within one’s own self and one’s own fears, becoming a protective cage or an empty space, originating in a time suspended and far from the world.

The artist has collaborated with Galleria Michela Rizzo on the occasion of the exhibitions: Assembramenti (2020), Soglie e limiti, curated by Elena Fiorin (2019) and a project dedicated to her in the Project Room. Giorgia Fincato has also exhibited in many museums and galleries in Italy and abroad: Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como; Palazzo Ducale, Genova; Galerie Margareth Otti e Universalmuseum Joanneum/Neue Galerie, Graz; Apart Art Advisory, Lugano; Casa Cava, Matera;  Dumbo Arts Center, New York; Explora Children Museum, MACRO, Studio Claudio Abate, Studio d’arte Pino Casagrande, Ugo Ferranti Gallery Roma; Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli; Kunst & Handel Gallery, Vienna; 51esima e 52esima Biennale d’Arte, Venezia.

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