Proscenium at Studioli in Rome
In this monastic village, memories of one exhibit give birth to another one. Space is shaped through prospective mirrors. The frame becomes a background to the mise en scène. Actors and spectators reverse their roles on a mobile stage. Peonies grow into a forest. The proscenium is the place where the obscene becomes a pro-scene.
In this agony of hidden beauty, TOBIAS KASPAR and STEFAN BURGER dreaming up a cinematic surprise, MICHAEL FRANZ transforms old psychedelic paintings found in the rooms, MARIETA CHIRULESCU transfigures sensual objects and JUDITH KAKON seeks an unravelment in the woods.
On Saturday 7 May 2016, Studioli opens its spaces to present Proscenium, a collective show embedded in a scenography of garçonnières, a terrace and a small wood.
The artists, Stefan Burger, Marieta Chirulesco, Michael Franz, Tobias Kaspar and Judith Kakon, were invited to work on the space reinterpretation at various levels, from the architecture to the complex erotic creative function which this place has had over the years. Smoked mirrors, fake palm trees and colorful carpets will set the scene for these environmental interventions.
Studioli is an art project founded by Alessandro Cicoria and Valerie Giampietro in Rome inside an old quad of ivy-cloaked garçonnières by the Tiber River. Studioli is a space-sharing project where artists are invited to work and reinterpret the space, among smoked mirror surfaces, chromatic moquettes, boiseries and Magistretti furniture.
Studioli – Via Alessandro Fleming 1A Roma
Opening Saturday May 7, from 6 pm till late
by appointment 8-10 May