Danse Royale – Operativa Arte Contemporanea

Emiliano Maggi, Danse Royale, 2015. Frame from video.


Operativa Arte Contemporanea is thrilled to present Danse Royale, a new video installation by Emiliano Maggi (Rome 1977) opening on Friday 17 April at 7pm. The work manages to wrap itself around the dreamlike world of the artist; the video takes us in an unreal and contradictory atmosphere at times gloomy ancestral ceremony, an excited pagan feast and joyful family dance inebriated by a summer night’s madness.

The multi-faceted artist’s research has always succeeded in combining psychedelic scenarios to mythological symbolism, rituality, and rural iconography made of fairy tale and dream to hypnotic scenes as in local 70′s horror movies. All narrated with a polyhedric production that ranges from performance to jewellery production, from the praised musical project Estasy to pictorial and photographic works.

The Gallery opens with Danse Royale the cycle Due o tre cose che piacciono a me (Two or three things that I like), three presentations of three individual works short distanced that will occupy the entire spring schedule. An attempt to show three incredible works, which for their uniqueness and museum scope incredibly seem to tell all the sense of the artist’s research. Trying to overcome in a dynamic and timing way, expectations and demands of what we call “solo exhibition.”

Emiliano Maggi (Rome 1977) lives and works in Rome. Between his main exhibitions: Diversi Muri Swiss Institute, Rome (2014); There is no place like home Rome (2014); The Nymph song Mona Museum, Tasmania (2014); The Draftmen’s Congress Swiss Institute, Rome (2013); Subway Dreams the Newsstand & Nero magazine for the Art Book Fair, NY; Vision & Prayer Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome (2013); Les intermittences du coeur Ex Elettrofonica, Rome (2012); Regeneration Macro , Rome (2012); Patria Interiore Goldent Threat Gallery, Belfast (2012); Twin mind Spazio Carbonesi, Bologna (2012); Argenti Dominus Vulpes Rongwrong gallery, Amsterdam (2012); When in Rome Italian Culture Institute, Los Angeles (2011);  Life is Art Santa Rosa, California; Danse Macabre Nomas Foundation, Rome (2010); New Orleans Art Biennial KKK projects gallery, New Orleans (2008).

Operativa Arte Contemporanea – Via del Consolato 10, Roma
Opening 17 April 7pm – 10 May 2015