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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Revolution is…
Unlimited Edition
wallpaper, backpack and poster rolls
180 x 240 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photos: Valentina Muscedra

Revolution is... is a wallpaper, a wallpaper produced in an unlimited edition, a work in progress that is already on display in such cities as Como, Milan and Naples; it is a work that “travels” inside a backpack. Wherever this installation is displayed, one of the rolls of paper in the backpack is stuck onto the wall of the exhibition centre and a new copy is produced. The project's starting point was the demolition of the Isola Art Center, a vibrant contemporary arts centre in Milan close to the old Stecca degli Artigiani, which was cleared prior to the commercial development of the site. When the centre was demolished, only an approx. 10 mt. wall was left standing, with a door and a mural painting by Tanja Brugera bearing the legend: “revolution is on hold”. That wall is the subject of Danilo Correale's wallpaper. Thanks to its 1:1 scale, the work does not inflict on us a resampling of the picture of what is left of the Stecca degli Artigiani, it puts itself on display. It shows us the thing that just happens to have been left standing as a temporary icon in memory of a place, but which becomes something new in the location in which it is now being shown. Correale aims not only to remind us of a past event but also to highlight the social and political rather than purely poetic value of art.
 
Revolution is…
Unlimited Edition
wallpaper, backpack and poster rolls
180 x 240 cm
Courtesy the artist
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