Luca Trevisani at Marsèlleria, Milan

Luca Trevisani, Il secco e l’umido, 2016
UV print on stockings, bamboo
20 x 133 x 12 cm

Marsèlleria is presenting a solo show by artist Luca Trevisani in the space at via Paullo 12/A in Milan (October 27th – December 23rd). The exhibition brings together a group of recent works and welcomes, in an evolution of the display, Trevisani’s latest film Sudan.

The film will be integrated into the exhibition starting from 23 November, after the European première on the occasion of the Lo Schermo dell’Arte festival (Florence, 16 – 20 November). The artist’s project for Marsèlleria is a constellation of two and three-dimensional sculptures unravelling across the floors of the exhibition space. The works on show propose an investigation on landscape and on those visual constructions through which we give form to the world. This shows through when Trevisani applies phytomorphic patterns – created by XXth century idealists – on dry leaves or when, on the contrary, he applies photographic scans of old herbaria onto pieces of clothing. Sudan is a “true test” for the artist. The film is the result of a trip organised to pay homage to the last exemplary of an endangered species and to interprete it through the languages of art. Sudan is the last male specimen of white rhino in North Africa. It lives in Kenya, watched over 24/7 by militaries protecting it from poachers. “The film is the portrait of a body that is a real living monument, rare and precious like a unicorn” says Trevisani. “If in European culture rhinos have always signified an encounter with the exotic, with strangers, with the Other, Sudan is the result of a millenary exercise of zoo-technique, the culmination of a struggle between ideas of nature and culture. I wanted to interview its body, the space where these notions are defined, where one starts and the other ends.”  Sudan is produced by Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in association with Marsèll and 999 Films.

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Luca Trevisani, Il secco e l’umido, 2016
UV print on stockings, animal horn, plexiglas
157 x 60 x 35cm

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Luca Trevisani, Exhibition view at Marsèlleria, Milan

 

Luca Trevisani, Let’s come to terms like the fruit and the lips, 2014
Print on paper
112 x 82 cm

Luca Trevisani, Notes for dried and living bodies, 2015
UV print on dried leaves, framed
91 x 84 cm

Luca Trevisani, Interview with the unicorn, 2016
Fujifilm Instax Wide, passe-partout, frame, 7 elements
50 x 39cm

Luca Trevisani, Il secco e l’umido, 2016
UV print on stockings, palm
112 x 18 x 18 cm

Luca Trevisani, Interview with the unicorn, 2016
Fujifilm Instax Wide, passe-partout, frame, 7 elements
50 x 39 cm

Detail

Luca Trevisani, Exhibition view at Marsèlleria, Milan

Luca Trevisani, Il secco e l’umido, 2016
UV print on stockings, bamboo
20 x 133 x 12 cm

 

Marsèlleria – via Paullo 12/A Milano
27 October – 23 December 2016
New stage: Sudan – 23 November
Preview 12pm (upon accreditation only), special opening hours 2-9pm