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One day the stream will be suffocated – by islands

curated by Melissa Canbaz

OPENING: 18.07.2018, 6-9pm

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Via Rafenstein 19, I-39100 Bolzano, Italy

Exh. Opening Hours:   Wednesday, 18.07 – Sunday, 22.07.2017 by appointment only.

 

Adriano Costa
Hella Gerlach
Paloma Proudfoot

 

The artists in residence for the fourth iteration of the Thun Ceramic Residency are Adriano Costa (b. 1975), Hella Gerlach (b. 1977) and Paloma Proudfoot (b. 1992). The new work, conceived during the summer residency, will be presented at the Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare.  The exhibition is curated by Melissa Canbaz.

Sculpture here is a a non-static object that moves away from the plinth,  and engages with its architectural and social environment. The artists reveal different qualities of ceramics by activating its material, performative, and physical dimensions.

 

Artist in Residence 2018

21.05.2018

Adriano Costa

Adriano Costa (b. 1975) is a Brazilian artist working and living between São Paulo and Europe. He graduated with a BA in art from the Universidade de São Paulo.

Costa’s sculptures and installations update the modernist and Minimalist legacies of geometric abstraction for contemporary Brazil through the use of everyday objects. His work also speaks to the lingering traces of colonialism, queer history and the potential of a localized artistic tradition. Applying a feel for compositional harmony, the artist disregards the objects’ original functions and combines them according to form, highlighting their visual relationships through strategic rearrangement. Costa’s works are usually installed chaotically across exhibition spaces in a style that the artist has dubbed “pre-sculptoric.” His avoidance of the pedestal and the frame highlights the vernacular aspect of the objects he uses and emphasizes their deviation from art-historical tradition.

Recent solo exhibitions include: We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2018); wetANDsomeOLDstuffVANDALIZEDbyTHEartist, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2018); B A  I   L    E, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2018); DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Every Camel Tells a Story, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2017); Frucht & Faulheit, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich (2017); IMAGINE BRAZIL, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo & Musee D’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France (2014).