Opening Sunday 30th October 2011 – 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Via dell’Oca 41 – Rome

Emiliano Maggi, Julia Frommel and Caterina Nelli, three artists and designers, long time collaborators of NERO, will present BOMBA 41. This will be a place for one of a kind pieces, that they have created for the collection they have conceived together and where they will host other art projects and designers.

On the opening night running parallel with the Rome International Film Festival, BOMBA 41 will project La Camera by the artist Rä Di Martino with Filippo Timi and Anastasia Astolfi. The screening will take place in a small cinema space set up on the first floor of Via dell’Oca 41.

Beyond the Fragile Geometry of Sculpture


October 22 – December 11, 2011
De Vleeshal - Postbus 201 – Middelburg

curated by Lorenzo Benedetti

In recent years sculpture seems to be more and more at the centre of a series of researches that a new generation of artists has undertaken. The exhibition Beyond the Fragile Geometry of Sculpture tries to highlight some of these views such as, for example, the relationship between image and sculpture, in which we can see how the physical dimension of the piece is contrasted with the illusionistic dimension of the image. Through sculpture, a part of the new generation of artists is confronting the physical, material, and spatial dimensions with a post-conceptual stance. The exalted ecstasy of a technological aesthetic is put into question by David Jablonowski, who through his sculptures highlights the permanent obsolete character of technology while art seems to be heading in the opposite direction. This almost post-technological aesthetic, in which an aesthetic form seems to display a contemporary exposition, is present in its most existential dimension in the works by the duo Astali/Peirce, in which a polyurethane floor seems to have eliminated its icon through a strong material transformation. (more…)

Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht – Non riconciliati o solo violenza aiuta dove violenza regna by Andrea Salvino


book launch
Wednesday 26th of October h.19.00 pm
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo - Via Modane, 16 – Turin

Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht – Non riconciliati o solo violenza aiuta dove violenza regna (Engl. Not Reconciled or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules) by Andrea Salvino is an artist’s book that lies at the center – both conceptually and formally – of a homonymous exhibition realized by the artist at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin – October 26 / January 8, 2011.

The volume consists of an extensive collection of historical images, film stills, crime scene photos, pictures of Nazi Germany, erotica, dead bodies, and various random reproductions, which alternate alongside the artist’s own drawings in ballpoint pen, pencil or charcoal. “This book doesn’t narrate anything and there’s nothing to understand. It’s so transparent that it reminds me of the Alighiero&Boetti piece, Niente da vedere nulla da nascondere (Nothing to See Nothing to Hide). Here, there’s things to see and definitely nothing to hide,” writes Andrea Salvino.

The prophetic disappearance of the image augured by Boetti echoes throughout these pages, by way of an obsessive collection of nothing other than images, ordered according to no guiding theme, no plot, no beginning and no end.

Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht may be regarded as the personal treasure chest of Salvino as collector. The book appears like an imprudent disclosure of the intellectual and visual connections at the basis of the artist’s creative process. In certain cases, the revelation is made evident in the side-by-side placement of the original drawings and the found images. In other instances, the web of interconnections emerges as an invisible and convoluted plot involving studies, research, biographical circumstances and free association.


Andrea Büttner and Alessandro Pessoli at Collezione Maramotti


from Autumn 2011
Collezione Maramotti – Via Fratelli Cervi 66 – Reggio Emilia

This autumn Collezione Maramotti will present The Poverty of Riches (November 13, 2011 – April 29, 2012), introducing the work of Andrea Büttner, the winner of the third “Max Mara Art Prize for Womenin collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery; and the exhibition Fiamma pilota le ombre seguono (October 30, 2011 – January 29, 2012 ) by Alessandro Pessoli.

The Poverty of Riches was first exhibited in April 2011 at Whitechapel Gallery. The works will be acquired by Collezione Maramotti where they will be exhibited from 13 November 2011. Andrea Büttner is fascinated by the life of religious communities. Her work explores the crossover between religion and art, and the similarities between religious communities and the art world. The Collezione Maramotti exhibition showcases new works of art made by Büttner after winning the Prize, inspired by encounters the artist had during her six-month residency in Italy, awarded as a result of winning the Prize. During her Italian residency, Büttner spent time with monastic groups, Giotto’s frescoes and works from the Collezione Maramotti: Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni.


Florbelle (after Sade)


October 20 – December 03, 2011
Air de Paris – 32, rue Louise Weiss, Paris

Nothing has come down to us of the Marquis de Sade’s last novel, except the title – Les Journées de Florbelle ou La Nature dévoilée (The Days of Florbelle; or, Nature Unveiled) – and jottings he made while rereading the manuscript. Suggestions addressed to himself as if coming from someone else, these Notes pour Les Journées de Florbelle –“Take out, Add, Intensify, Pare down, Remember” – tell us very little about the book’s content. Sade counts his pages, calculates how long it will take him to finish, checks the action against the reappearances of the characters, strives to avoid repetitions, makes lists of places, and so on.

Strictly speaking, he is signalling the operations remaining for the editing of this last novel. The Notes are, structurally, just like his writings: descriptions of operations whose enumeration and narration here precede the effectuation. The missing work is thus transformed into prescription, intention, list: something programmatic and latent, far removed from the subversion it is working towards, even as it makes it possible.




September 15 – October 22
ZERO – via Tadino 20 - Milan


Ci sarà:

Al di La Donna in Bianco

il suo sguardo in nero.

Di questo sono sicuro.E sarà doppiato.


nei parametri del narrativo stesso


la donna sospesa

sopra tutto.

La donna vestita in un bianco negato.

Un bianco che sta diventando ‘non.’

Non. Non.

Un colore tolto.

Un tolto colore.

Che diventa una parte totale

del chiasmo appena detto.

del chiasmo appena detto.

Che Sparisce.