Artists

Rossella Biscotti
Carola Bonfili
Alice Cattaneo
Alex Cecchetti
Paolo Chiasera
Danilo Correale
Andrea Dojmi
Michael Fliri
Giulio Frigo
Christian Frosi
Anna Galtarossa
Nicola Gobbetto
Francesca Grilli
Simone Ialongo
Marzia Migliora
Valerio Rocco Orlando
Nicola Pecoraro
Alessandro Piangiamore
Farid Rahimi
Maria Domenica Rapicavoli
Davide Rivalta
Marinella Senatore
Luca Trevisani
Nico Vascellari
Enrico Vezzi

 

 
 
 
Palazzo Strozzi
23 January 2009 – 29 March 2009
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Black Brain 3, 2008
oil on canvas
263 x 191 x 3 cm
Courtesy Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
Photos: Valentina Muscedra

The canvas shows a surreal scene charged with mystery: normal animals are portrayed in unusual attitudes and poses in a dark landscape. The meaning of this scene is not immediately clear and it is open to the different interpretations that each spectator can provide. This, because the Black Brain project is rooted in the impossibility of defining a single unambiguous meaning for anything. Even the work of art's physical status is the object of a process that causes it to change in time rather than to have a stable connotation. The picture undergoes structural changes which alter its aspect in the various exhibition centres that host it thanks to changes in its frame. Paolo Chiasera tackles a traditional genre like painting by questioning the value in merely depicting reality, underscoring instead its nature as the translation of obscure and evocative form and content into a new vocabulary.
 
Black Brain 3, 2008
oil on canvas
263 x 191 x 3 cm
Courtesy Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
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