Alessandro Agudio at Fanta Spazio, Milan

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Alessandro Agudio‘s exhibition, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, is on display at Fanta Spazio in Milan until the 8th of May. As is the case in much of the artist’s research, here objects are trasformed in order to bring-out the bizzare or peculiar as well the futuristic, whilst nevertheless evoking the idea of “lifestyle.”   

Some insight into the show:

Imagine you are on a beach, at dusk, when the sun is down and everything around you gets colored of a pale pink.
While you sip your cocktails and smoke a cigarette, you look at the coast glowing, preparing yourselves for your last night on holiday. This summer is ending again. The sky gets filled with clouds and a light breeze coming from the sea starts touching your skin: it will probably rain soon. You wonder how you can get some shelter to return home, and suddenly you think: if you had had the waterproof newspaper, everything would have been all right.

Alessandro Agudio’s research moves around these suggestions, through the formalization of objects that evoke exotic and futuristic atmospheres, yet related to our everyday life, to a certain idea of lifestyle. His works are characterized by shapes that are often bizarre but at the same time plausible, enhanced by a sophisticated obsession for surfaces and their details, which tend to soften them, to mitigate their rigidity in order to reveal their clumsy attitude of posing objects. The works are sneering, defiant, yet simultaneously melancholic. The titles emphasize this ambiguity, deliberately exaggerating the narrative potential of the works and suggesting a subtle irony in the gaze.

In the show you will find the most famous wooden spaceship on a Brazilian beach, a white fringed boot, a pair of bright lightnings and a character grabbing a guitar: be careful not to get wet.

- Fanta Spazio

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

installation view: Alessandro Agudio, Tutti Avrebbero Dovuto Avere il Giornale Impermeabile, Fanta Spazio, Milan, 2017
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

The Most Famous Woodden Spaceship On A Brazilian Beach, 2017
Legno, ottone, plexiglass, sabbia, lampadina / Wood, brass, plexiglass, sand, light bulb
130 x 62 x 35 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

The Most Famous Woodden Spaceship On A Brazilian Beach, 2017 (Detail)
Legno, ottone, plexiglass, sabbia, lampadina / Wood, brass, plexiglass, sand, light bulb
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

The Most Famous Woodden Spaceship On A Brazilian Beach, 2017 (Detail)
Legno, ottone, plexiglass, sabbia, lampadina / Wood, brass, plexiglass, sand, light bulb
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Stivale Bianco Frangiato, 2017
Legno laminato, ottone, pelle di nappa / Laminated wood, brass, nappa leather
82 x 57 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Stivale Bianco Frangiato, 2017
Legno laminato, ottone, pelle di nappa / Laminated wood, brass, nappa leather
82 x 57 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Flashes (Guby & Coca), 2017
Legno, tessuto, resina, fibra di vetro, stucco per modelli / Wood, fabric, resin, glass fiber, stucco for models
200 x 26 x 18 cm / 287 x 38 x 23 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Flashes (Guby e Coca), 2017 (Detail)
Legno, tessuto, resina, fibra di vetro, stucco per modelli / Wood, fabric, resin, glass fiber, stucco for models
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Flashes (Guby e Coca), 2017 (Detail)
Legno, tessuto, resina, fibra di vetro, stucco per modelli / Wood, fabric, resin, glass fiber, stucco for models
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Norak e Koba, 2017
Stampa lambda montata su alluminio / lambda print mounted on aluminium
80,7 x 56,8 cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Fanta Spazio, Milan
Photo: Roberto Marossi

 

Fanta Spazio – via Merano 21, Milano
25 March – 8 May 2017