OUTRO at Giorgio Galotti in Turin
OUTRO is a group exhibition at Giorgio Galotti gallery in Turin, including work by Andrea De Stefani, Camilla Low, Nicola Pecoraro, Santiago Taccetti and Patrick Tuttofuoco.
Research in the visual arts was overlooking tradition, giving to organic material and waste the leading role in a new Era. In the same years, another idea of perfect sculpture was born – in the form of stiletto heels. As a result of the formula h=Qx(12+3s):8, high heels were the first post-modern insight and could over turn habits and incite human fantasies. In those non-conformist atmospheres, while women were affirming their social role, strange objects and substances were becoming sensual matter for avant-garde artworks that would eventually be documented in books and being part of museum collections all over the world. Canova’s, Michelangelo’s or Brancusi’s statues seemed to have to resign themselves to a new set of rules. New “medias” prevailed, obsfucating tradition. Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain and Jospeh Beuy’s “Sleds” were endowed with the future, obtaining the same appeal that, until that time, was owned by the likes of Nike of Samothrace, David and Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss.
OUTRO is a part of this evolution, a connection between the last rendezvous of a brief series about ancient shapes realized by artists of our days. Artworks are here selected and gathered into the space of the gallery, creating a new landscape to complete the introduction started with INTRO, and the idea of a contemporary quadreria. A project to present extraordinary elements and primordial figures but also actual fossils of our Era.
Giorgio Galotti – via Arnaldo da Brescia 39 10134 Turin
13 December 2015 – 5 February 2016