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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Yppipie (La Nuvola Yppipie), 2008
site specific installation
Installation view at Castello Di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Valentina Muscedra
 
Christian Frosi's installation comprises two large black panels leaning on one another in a precarious state of balance. At the base of this structure, images of the sky at different times of day, cloud formations and views of the Australian outback seen from above are set alongside one another, offering different yet overlapping viewpoints from the ground and from the sky, as in bird flight. In pitting the plastic presence of sculptural elements against the weightlessness of images, Frosi focuses on the complex relationship between man and nature, vacillating between scientific assessment and poetic abstraction. The artist himself says:

...I saw the cloud three times in 25 days: twice from the ground and once from the sky. I recorded a waiting period that was devoid of order, of structure or of tension. My gaze was refractory, sensitive only to the horizon and to the satellite image of Australia. The cloud is produced by a soliton wave that tends to move towards infinity while maintaining its energy constant and, when it passes through anywhere, it completely alters the light, temperature and sound of the place it is moving through. The cloud's clear rapidity appears as liquid geometry, an irregular and unstable shape underpinning utopian structural functions...”
 
 
Yppipie (La Nuvola Yppipie), 2008
site specific installation
Installation view at Castello Di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Courtesy the artist
Photos: Valentina Muscedra
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