until 21.03. | #2693ARTatBerlin | Galerie Z22 presents from 22nd February 2020 the exhibition Up Till Now with painting and photography by the artist Pietro Finelli.
We could define all of Pietro Finelli’s works of art as a cognitive process, that is, as something created through iteration between the exponent (the artist), the exposed (the work of art) and the recipient (the one who knows).
In this dynamic triad, the emphasis goes from the iteration between exponent and environment (through the artwork) to that between exponent and its process leading to the realization of such an artwork.
This leads to a shift in the concepts of understanding. We move from what we consider to be our inclination to a certainty in which our beliefs constantly lead us to believe that things are pure as we see them, without any alternative. This new perspective urges us to see knowledge not as a representation of the “world outside”, but as a permanent production of a world through the process of life itself.
Through the works of art presented in this exhibition (such as paintings, drawings, photographs, videos) with their cinematographic references, Finelli expands the process of understanding, from the supposed representability that cinema seems to suggest to the production of a river that instead determines the construction of the world.
The title of the exhibition Up Till Now is taken from a treatment for an unrealized film by the noir writer David Loeb Goodis (1917-1967), and it is also the title of four new videos Finelli made for this exhibition, along with some photographic sketches of the same title and unpublished. They are references to films such as Cornered, 1945, USA, directed by Edward Dmytryk, The Asphalt Jungle, 1950, directed by John Huston, Detour, 1945, USA, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, The Pushover, 1954, directed by Richard Quine. The works in the exhibition refer to the problematic of seeing, to the entanglement of visibility and mystery, between lost and accepted individuality. Finelli is interested in the classical noir link that deepens the relationship between seeing and blindness, light and darkness.
Vernissage: Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 7:00 pm
Exhibition period: Saturday, 22nd February – Saturday, 21st March 2020
SAVE THE DATE: DIE NACHT DES FILM NOIR: SATURDAY, 7th MARCH 2020 | 10:00 pmZur Galerie Z22
Image caption: Courtesy Galerie Z22 / Pietro Finelli
Exhibition Pietro Finelli – Galerie Z22 | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin