sabato 8 giugno 2013
THE SPRING SHOW Part 2 / Berlin / Thirteen Italian Contemporary Artists.
THE SPRING SHOW invites you to cast a glance at the Italian artistic panorama, putting in evidence both the work of every single artist and the connection to each others’ work throughout the “cultural canvas” in which they have been moving along the years. The protagonists of this show have steadily and strongly claimed their peculiar artistic vision that is light years away from the stylistic canons taught in the academies and commonly accepted among the traditional art circuits. Those artists reject any kind of compromises or shortcuts for the sake of success. All of them have developed their own independent idea, diverging from fashionable trends and marketing rules, as the established art circuit often does not even consider their potential as artists and ignores the fact that they attract more and more fans and collectors.
THE SPRING SHOW brings together painters, sculptors, photographers and illustrators that are all very different when it comes to style and media but share the same vision for an independent flippant concept of art. While most of the artists are strongly related to pop culture, they also have a lively interest in both national and international subcultures. Many of them have done, do, and will keep on doing illegal acts. Despite their academic background in some case, their work is clearly influenced by comics, spray paint, science fiction, architecture, cartoons and animation, but also music of course.
FEAT. MONEYLESS, BR1, RENDO, EL GATO CHIMNEY, VINCENZO ‘VINS’ GROSSO, PIXELPANCHO, BO130, MICROBO, NUOVI PROBLEMI feat. GUIDO BORSO, 2501, MARTINA MERLINI, ANNA MUZI & DARIO ARCIDIACONO.
Curated by Giacomo Spazio, in collaboration with The Don Gallery (Milan)
“At this very moment in our history I don’t think anyone is able to claim with certainty what Art is or what it is not, nor which direction it is taking. The only thing we know for sure is that in this new century, Art is assuming any kind of shape and from now on it will no longer be an exclusive privilege of a few elite people.”
Exhibition on display: Saturday, June 8th – Saturday June 29th.
Opening hours: Thursdays to Saturdays, from 15:00 to 20:00
OPEN WALLS Gallery
C/O Stattbad Berlin