until 19.07. | #2049ARTatBerlin | Galerie Martin Mertens shows from 9th June 2018 the group exhibition “VOLTO” with artworksy by the artists Radu Belcin, Anya Belyat-Giunta, Aron Gàbor, Ugo Giletta, Eric Gruber, Marine Joatton. Exhibition concept: Lorand Hegyi.
The exhibition “VOLTO” presents different aesthetic visions and artistic methods within contemporary drawing, in the context of the interrogation about the face motive and its evocative connotations. The medium of drawing became in the last years a very frequented and central discipline in contemporary art praxis because its personal, intimate, subtle, fragile nature as well, as because of its extremely rich evocative aura. Drawing like writing enables spontaneous improvisations and frequents un-definitive and un-finished shaping, while the freed imagination, the radical fantasy open dimensions of infiltrations in different territories of experiencing realities. Drawing liberated itself from any public obligation of creating definitive formations, from any institutional demand of monumentality and material solidity, from any conventional hierarchic systems and representations. While shaping figures from our most intimate and hidden inner universe, drawing is keeping an almost anarchic, uncontrollable, spontaneous dynamism, a somewhat disturbing uncertainty and a magic fluidity of images.
The subversive intimacy and a certain – even if latent – autobiographic character of contemporary drawing allows the artist to stay in his hidden studio, to be highly personal, secret, private and non-institutional, to work on his one-person projects, to write – or draw – his “journal intime” without accepting morally obligatory standards of any political network and of any collective communication system, it enables to the artist to find the first form of a new, personal, never explained, never precisely described concept of shaping, to let him freely enter in the uncontrolled space for uncontrollable imaginations and dreaming, to follow obsessive routes of inner forces, to catch enigmatic, mysterious evocations, with one word: to give him completely to his own interim, vulnerable, provisory poetical immanency.
The exhibition “VOLTO” is dedicated to an old, large, at the same time familiar and enigmatic subject: the face. Given the unique, significantly personal, principally singular, unrepeatable, irreplaceable, in-exchangeable character of the face, it is almost inevitably identified with the external appearance of a person, with the image of an individual. The interrogation of meaning and message of the face as a central motive of any personal narratives, the questioning of the enigma of the visible, sensual, physical, touchable, living part of the human body or the experience of the the un-visible, imaginative, metaphysical, intelligible fiction of the image of the human as well, as the obsessive, psychological, pathological aspects of the regard of the Other are themes of the works by the six invited artists of this exhibition.
Vernissage: Saturday, 09th June 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. During the opening at 7:30 pm the violin duo Berlin Violinists (Natalia Greger and Victoria Macijewska) will play excerpts from their program.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 09th June to Thursday, 19th July 2018Zur Galerie MARTIN MERTENS
Image caption: Ugo Giletta: Pastello, 27 x 20 cm, Pastellkreide auf Papier, 2014
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