A post-surrealistic experiment juxtaposing visual artworks and literary sources that apparently have nothing in common. In this issue: Goffredo Parise (1929–986) and a selection of photos from the archive of Paese Sera newspaper. (more...)
Over the last few years Mandla Reuter has mostly worked on the question of how places can be defined or occupied, often establishing a certain minimal narration within the spatial connections and structures he develops within his exhibitions. The selection of images found on Reuter’s computer in Berlin come from different sources, folders and years. (more...)
NERO is pleased to present the current exhibition Zines #3 – the early 80s, an exhibit of artist magazines from the collection of Hubert Kretschmer, Munich (Archive Artist Publications), at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte. (more...)
NERO is pleased to announce the opening this Wednesday 4 March at 6:30pm of the seventh edition of the video program SHE DEVIL at STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI, which, as usual, welcomes several curators, from the younger to the more established, and as many international artists, serving as an open platform for new and diverse experiences. (more...)
In 1986 Corrado Levi curated one of the most influential Italian exhibitions of the last thirty years: Il Cangiante. It was a seminal event for many reasons: the juxtaposition of the artists, the exhibition design, the critical writing, the revaluation of underappreciated figures. Levi set up a confrontation between the youngest artists (such as Bruno Zanichelli) and the most famous artists of the period (such as Francesco Clemente). (more...)
Zao Dha Diet was started two years ago by Nina Cristante. The first season aimed to follow a group of selected artists and writers on a month-long meal plan with the intention to use the material, works, and writings for a publication that never happened. Instead, Nina's menus and guidelines got around, and by word of mouth she started following a number of people, with consultations, meetings and meal plans. (more...)
NERO is pleased to present the current exhibition Le regole del gioco (The rules of the game) curated by Luca Lo Pinto at The Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni in Milan. (more...)
Next week the exhibition The Wall: Art Face to Face with Borders at Careof DOCVA in Milan is coming to a close, and we are pleased to share with you this curatorial text written by the curator Stanisław Ruksza along with a gallery of images and installation views from the exhibition. (more...)
Strolling about in a twenty-first century shopping mall, we might wonder when and where such graves of the spirit first came into being. The answer to that question is a fairly tangible reality, one that we can experience in person, if we are willing to discover what is left of the Paris passages. (more...)
The current exhibition Constructed culture sounds like conculture curated by Samuel Leuenberger at Ellis King in Dublin explores the practice of five international artists, their individual approaches to storytelling, formally and conceptually, and how the artworks they produce suggest a narratative world with its own set of rules, a constructed environment. (more...)
Odio gli Indifferenti
Odio gli indifferenti is the catalogue of the namesake exhibition of Giuseppe Stampone at the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica di Roma (11 October 2014 – 22 February 2015), curated by Raffaele Gavarro and Antonella Renzitti. The book contains a good part of the works and projects that Stampone has made in recent years, along with some critical essays, in an attempt to restore the particular geopolitical and social vision of the artist linked to the need for a direct involvement of the works of art in the historical and social present.
I know it's a zebra when I see stripes - Laughter is usually at the end of the conversation
I know it’s a zebra when I see stripes – Laughter is usually at the end of the conversation is a double catalogue of the two namesake exhibitions by Dunja Herzog at Piano Nobile, Geneva and Istituto Svizzero, Milan. The book project consists of a mix of images from the two exhibitions along with texts written by artist friends invited by Herzog and directly inspired by one of her artworks. Together with internet images, that oscillate metaphorically between the chosen work and the written text, the book unfolds in an original and enigmatical narrative flow.
Forest Theater is the catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name (8 October – 30 November 2014) by Grear Patterson at the American Academy in Rome, curated by Peter Benson Miller. The exhibition and the catalogue are a collaboration between Depart Foundation and the American Academy in Rome. Both the exhibition and the book summon formative moments in the artist’s life, a recollection of rites of passages, tapping into a collective, rather than simply a personal, consciousness.
sono qui [un esercito di donnacce nude]
sono qui [un esercito di donnacce nude] is a book of drawings realized by Doris Maninger in 2013 during a residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in s’Hertogenbosch (Netherlands). A kind of continuous narrative, the drawings represent a concatenation of experienced episodes and references to images from memory. In some cases, they are accompanied by personal notes related to a specific creative moment, and apparently dissociated from the images themselves: perhaps a conscious representation of how memory is nothing more than an endless series of reconstructions that the “present” makes of the “past.”
Disordered Structures is a book of drawings by Alicja Bielawska which documents her artistic research on structures and constructions. The book consists of a collection of drawings and a text written by the artist in which she describes the processes behind her work. She visualizes structures and patterns continuously and thoroughly, unveiling what lies beneath. While the shape of objects appears to be stable, within our memory, objects are fragmented and loose their configuration.
Federico Campagna, author and friend of Gianluca Concialdi, wrote a personal letter to the artist in response to his solo show MOODCLOTH presented by Ermes. The letter is both an acrostic and mesostic text. The acrostic part of the piece reads the title of a treaty on friendship and love, both erotic and mystical, written in the twelfth century by Aelred of Rievaulx. (more…)