Mineral Rush Flamingo Crush – Ludovica Gioscia – Galleria Mangiabarche Fondazione MACC

<em>Ludovica Gioscia</em>, Mineral Rush Flamingo Crush, detail from site-specific Giant Decollage, Galleria Mangiabarche, 2013

Ludovica Gioscia, Mineral Rush Flamingo Crush, detail from site-specific Giant Decollage, Galleria Mangiabarche, 2013

 

MACC Foundation and the Sardinian Coastal Conservation are delighted to present Mineral Rush Flamingo Crush, Ludovica Gioscia’s latest project curated by Stefano Rabolli Pansera. Industrial archeology and social anthropology are the themes explored in Gioscia’s work for the open-air gallery Mangiabarche. The artist presents a new Giant Decollage and has produced new wallpapers that reflect the history of the local mining industry.

In one of the wallpapers, for instance, the artist has treated fragments of the gallery’s tiles as totemic elements which stand as simulacra of archeological artefacts, overlaid on the mineralogical map of Sardinia. Over the next few weeks Gioscia will be reproducing, in ceramic, tiles extracted from the site and imprinting them with architectural elements lifted in turn from the surrounding industrial areas. The ceramic fragments will then be cemented into the flooring of Galleria Mangiabarche to replace the lifted ones, permanently bearing witness to the mineralogical activities that have shaped Sardinia’s landscape.

Ludovica Gioscia (Rome, 1977), lives and works in London, where she has graduated with an MFA at the Slade School of Art in 2004. Recent solo shows include:  Vermilion Glow Bleeds Rust, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan (until 31 October 2013);Forecasting Ouroboros, semi-permanent installation at Macro, Rome (2012); Papered Portraits at The Warhol, Pittsburgh (2009) and Mikado at Siobhan Davies Studios, London (2009). Gioscia has participated in several group shows including:Cast Contemporaries (part of the Edinburgh Festival, 2012), Material at Salon 94, New York, curated by Duro Olowu (2012),Going International at The Flag Art Foundation, New York (2010); Carte Blanche, at Analix Forever, Geneva, curated by Michele Robecchi (2010), Murals at the Miró Foundation in Barcelona, curated by Martina Millà (2010) and Playboy Bunny Redux at The Warhol curated by Eric C. Shiner, Aaron Baker e Ned West (2010).

The Sardinian Coastal Conservation agency (Conservatoria delle coste della Sardegna) is a new and operational tool framed in the governmental polices related to territorial planning. The scope of the Agency is to foster and improve sustainable strategies in regional coastal planning taking into account the specific historical, cultural, territorial and environmental contexts. Sardinian coasts, ca. 1850 km, still retain a relatively high degree of biodiversity and a considerably rich and diverse historical and cultural heritage. In the last years conservation of coastal areas threatened by human pressures has become a priority in the agenda of the regional agency that embarked on a policy-making process aimed to protect and promote its natural and cultural heritage.

Fondazione MACC is a new non-profit organization founded by the City Hall of Calasetta in association with Beyond Entropy Ltd. Fondazione MACC is an epicenter for cultural production and contemporary art within the Mediterranean territory, holding exhibitions, artist residencies and education activities throughout the year. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Calasetta and the open air gallery of Mangiabarche, an innovative space promoted by the Coastal Conservation agency of Sardinia, are the places dedicated to this new artistic production.

Fondazione MACC - Via Savoia, 2, Calasetta (CI)
Opening November 15 – h 5 p.m.

<em>Ludovica Gioscia</em>,Giant Decollage, installation view, Mangiabarche gallery, Courtesy of the Artist and Riccardo Crespi Gallery, photo credit Nelly Dietzel

Ludovica Gioscia,Giant Decollage, installation view, Mangiabarche Gallery, Courtesy of the Artist and Riccardo Crespi Gallery, photo credit Nelly Dietzel

 

Ludovica Gioscia, Giant Decollage, installation view, Mangiabarche Gallery_Courtesy of the Artist and Riccardo Crespi Gallery_photo credit Nelly Dietzel

 

Ludovica Gioscia, Giant Decollage, installation view, Mangiabarche Gallery_Courtesy of the Artist and Riccardo Crespi Gallery_photo credit Nelly Dietzel

 

Ludovica Gioscia, Ceramic Tiles, Mangiabarche Gallery