SILVANO RUBINO

Venice, 1952



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.

Silvano Rubino was born in Venice in 1952. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice.

He lives and works in Venice and Milan.

1972-1981 takes part in group exhibitions at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice.

1972-1993 dedicates to painting.

1984-1987 works on set design and theatre costumes.

1989-1996 lives in Brazil where he exhibites his works in public and private exhibition spaces.

1992-1993 works on a body of installations, conceived for the exhibition Projeto Kafka, which shows at the Solar do Barão Museum in Curitiba (Brazil). From this starting point, the environmental installation becomes one of the most significant aspects of his work, in which formal synthesis becomes the element which, combined with a poetic-conceptual characteristic, determines the essence of his work.

1994 starts to work with photography. His photos are stories told in images which he constructs starting with sets created in his studio.

2000 Galeria Gabriela Mistral del Ministero della Cultura di Santiago del Cile, solo exhibition, Corpo a corpo, Diario di un delirio.

2001 begins to use glass in his works.

2002 Museo Archeologico Aosta exhibition Glassway.

2009 53rd Biennale Art of Venice, collateral event, Glasstress, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice

2010 Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, solo exhibition, In equilibrio tra due punti sospesi, shows a body of installations where used different medias as glass, marble, steel, video.

2012 MAD (Museum of Art and Design) New York, Glasstress New York.

2013 Maillol Museum Paris, Fragile.

2015 56th Biennale Art of Venice, collateral event, he exhibited in The dialogue of Fire, Fondation Valmont, Venice.

2016 Bornholm Art Museum, Denmark, European Glass Context.

2017 begins to work to a series of images made with 3D modelling

2017 MMKK (Museum Modern Kunst) Klagenfurt, Unheimlich schön Stillleben heute

2019 Fondation Valmont Venice, Hansel e Gretel.

2016 Bornholm Art Museum, Danimarca, European Glass Context.

2017 inizia a lavorare a una serie di immagini realizzate con la modellazione 3D

2017 MMKK (Museum Modern Kunst) Klagenfurt, Unheimlich schön Stillleben heute

2019 Fondation Valmont Venice, Hansel e Gretel.