Armin Linke and Federico Antonini at Colli Independent Art Gallery
Armin Linke’s solo exhibition Jeux Sans Frontières and Federico Antonini’s ASMR Library – Project Book 3 – will be presented at Colli Independent Art Gallery this Friday 17 December 2016.
The Italian-German artist Armin Linke presents a photographic project based on the television show Games Without Frontiers. Special attention is paid to the 1995 TV episode that took place in Castello Sforzesco in Milan: an architecturally monumental scenery, a backdrop enriched with ephemeral sets for the sports challenge broadcast in “Eurovision.”
The photographic series by Linke conceived for the space at Colli’s will be accompanied by 12 photographs from the Media Linien archive, part of a larger project on the work of the architect Hans Hollein and originally commissioned by the MAK Museum in Vienna and Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach. The archive focuses on the architectural complex projected by Hollein in Munich for the 1972 Olympic Games. Media Linien is part of a larger research based on “architecture, sports and society.”
The exhibition is the last of a series of shows hosted by Colli on Sportification, community, competitions and games without frontiers, a research project dealing with social and recreational spaces during the European Community crisis.
Two editorial formats have been produced for this occasion: Media Linien, a limited edition portfolio/multiple by Armin Linke, edited exclusively for the gallery, and the book Sportification, published by Viaindustriae with Colli Publishing Platform, that will be launched during the exhibition, that will last until 11 February 2017.
Downstairs, the third Project Book presents Federico Antonini’s ASMR Library. Antonini reconstructs and traces the recent approaches to books through ASMR videos, with a particular interest in “tactile” representations uploaded on video-sharing platforms. ASMR Library introduces a totally altered format with new unmediated concepts of sensorial perception.
Colli Independent Art Gallery – Via di Monserrato, 40 00186, Roma, Italy
Opening Friday 17 December, 7:30pm
17 December 2016 – February 11 2017