La XIII Luna – Furini Contemporary Art

The 13th moon, moon without a name, elusive and fickle, mutable and inconstant, mysterious and transient moon.

Outside the limits set by the rule of time, it is a halfway moon, retaining the qualities of the moon that precedes it and anticipating those of the one that follows. Moon of transformation. ‘False moon’ they call it too, or the ‘moon of restless souls’, ‘intruder’ moon, blue moon; weird and rare, a magic moon, the last moon.

In the succession of equinoxes and solstices, the passing of the hours, the days, the months, its arrival interrupts a regular sequence of lunations – perennial cycles of births, deaths and new beginnings – and the incessant alternation of the seasons. It seems to bring disorder and yet only generates its opposite. In fact, through chaos and change, its appearance sustains cosmic order and restores stability and balance, realigning energies in the course of the lunar cycle.

Furini Contemporary is opening a new exhibition space in Arezzo, in the church of the Madonna of the city’s old cathedral, with La XIII Luna (‘The 13th Moon’), a project that includes works by Lupo Borgonovo, Enzo Cucchi, Raphael Hefti, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Gianni Politi and Jessica Warboys. In close dialogue with the nature of the place and the physical space that houses it, the exhibition explores the passing and the registering of time in elegiac fashion, suggesting the possibility of a different narrative.


Lupo Borgonovo: (Milan, 1985) – Lives and works in Milan. Solo Exhibitions: 2012, Fluxia, Milan; 2010, Calco della Caverna, Fluxia, Milan. Group Exhibitions: 2013, Il rituale del serpente, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; 2011, Partita a quattro, Lorcan O’Neill, Rome – Domesticity, Prague Biennale 5, Prague – Premio Moroso, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone; 2010, SI-Sindrome Italiana, La jeune création artistique italienne, MAGASIN Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France – Persona in meno, Palazzo Re Rebuadengo, Guarente d’Alba, Cuneo/Palazzo Ducale, Genoa; 2009, No Soul for Sale, A Festival of Independents, New York.

Enzo Cucchi: (Morro d’Alba, AN, 1949) – Lives and works in Rome. Solo Exhibitions: 2013, Cosmogonia, Galleria Poggiali e Forconi, Florence; 2011, Transavanguardia italiana/Enzo cucchi, Marca, Catanzaro; 2007, Enzo Cucchi, Museo Correr, Venice; 2003, Enzo cucchi, New Works, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich; 1996, Simm’ nervusi, Museo di Capodimonte, Napoli; 1993, Enzo Cucchi, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino; 1989, Enzo Cucchi, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; 1984, Enzo Cucchi. Vitebsk/Harar, Mary Boone/Michael Werner Gallery, New York; 1977, Montesicuro Cucchi Enzo giù, Galleria Luigi de Ambrogi, Milan. Group Exhibitions: Biennale di Venezia, International Art Exhibition 1980, 1988, 1993, 1997; Documenta 1982, 1987, Kassel.

Morten Norbye Halvorsen: Born in Stavanger, Norway, 1980 – Lives and works in Paris. Solo Exhibitions: 2013, Champagne Polka, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris – Alluvium, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium. Group Exhibitions: 2013, Biennale di Venezia, 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice; 2012, The XI Baltic Triennial of International Art, Mindaugas Triennial, Vilnius – Ça & là (This & There), Fondation d´entreprise Ricard, Paris; 2011, More Or Less, A Few Pocket Universes, HIAP Project Room, Cable Factory, Helsinki; 2009, Paper Exhibition, Artists Space, New York; 2007, Mario Soto & Morten Halvorsen, Galleri Henrik Gerner, Moss; 2005, Jessica Warboys & Morten N. Halvorsen, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim.

Raphael Hefti: Born in Biel-Bienne, CH, 1978 - Lives and works between Zurich and London. Solo Exhibitions: 2013, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux; 2012, Inside the White Cube, White Cube Gallery, London; 2011, Beginning with the first thing that comes to mind, Fluxia, Milan; 2008, Aether & Phlogiston, Artrepco Gallery, Zürich. Group Exhibitions: 2013, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; 2012, Minimal Myth, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; 2011, How to work (more for) less, Kunsthalle, Basel – Slade MA Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London; 2010, The sun is the tongue, the shadow is the language, Ancient & Modern Gallery, London; 2006, Regeneration, Aperture Gallery, New York – In den Alpen, Kunsthaus, Zürich.

Gianni Politi: Born in Rome, 1986 – Lives and works between Rome and Milan. Solo Exhibitions: 2009, …and you tool me, Festival dei 2 Mondi, Spoleto – I tool U, CO2 Contemporary Art, Rome – Our Beloved sons, Galleria Minima Contemporanea, Rome. Group Exhibitions: 2013, Il rituale del serpente, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome – Genius loci, Pesaro; 2008, Anatomie Comparate, Studio d’Arte Contemporanea, Spoleto; 2006,  Where is 101, Ex Acciaieria, Milan.

Jessica Warboys: Born in Wales, 1977 – Lives and works between Berlin and London. Solo Exhibitions: 2013, Artists’ Film International: Jessica Warboys, Whitechapel Gallery, London; 2012, Panther Print, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris – Tails, Kunsthalle, Bielefeld – A painting cycle, Nomas Foundation, Rome; 2011, Victory Park Tree Painting, Cell Project Space, London; 2009, Parasol, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris; 2008, Le Chant du Rossignol, Foundry Darling, Quartier Ephémère, Montréal. Group Exhibitions: 2013, Painting, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Dusseldorf – Chat Jet, Kunstlerhaus, Graz; 2012, Documenta (13), Kassel – Camera Britannica, Centre Pompidou, Paris; 2011, Au loin une île!, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux; 2010, Solar skill, Fluxia Gallery, Milan; 2009, 54ème Salon d’art contemporain de Montrouge, Paris; 2008, Kunstwerk Bazaar, Outpost Gallery, Norwich.

Furini Contemporary Art – Chiesa della Madonna del Duomo
Via Oberdan 61, 52100 Arezzo – Italy

February 1st – March 29th 2014