Tender Comrades at Studioli, Rome

PAULINE BEAUDEMONT
Domus Aurea, 2017
Onyx and wrought-iron


Anne-Lise Coste, Kenny Dunkan, Artèmis Fontana, Edgars Gluhovs, Martha Kirszenbaum, Olivier Kosta-Thèfaine, Nicola Martini, Caroline Mesquita, Poetic Research Bureau, Vanessa Safav

« Holidays, oh holidays
C’est l’avion qui habite au ciel
Mais n’oublie pas, toi si belle
Les avions se cassent
Et la terre est basse
Holidays »

Michel Polnareff, Holidays, 1996

Thursday May 25th STUDIOLI hosts for the first time a special project, Tender Comrades, a collective show of artists invited by Pauline Beaudemont.

Studioli is a project founded in Rome by Alessandro Cicoria and Valerie Giampietro in an old quad of ivy-cloaked garçonniere by the Tiber river. Studioli is a space-sharing project where artists are invited to work and reinterpret the space, among smoked mirrors surfaces, chromatic moquettes, boiseries and Magistretti furniture.

Martha Kirszenbaum selected texts and peomes for the artbook Tender Comrades.

Pauline Beaudemont (Domus Aurea, 2017)
This work come from the roman grotesque. The mask realized with the “macchia aperta” technic and the wrought iron body are both inspired by antique and modernism Roman architecture.

Anne-Lise Coste (Fuck fuck fuck, 2016)
The political and social content of the artist in this new contest it shifted in to an erotic matter.

Kenny Dunkan (Hydra, 2017)
HANDMADE CHAINMAIL METALLIC NUTS NYLON COLLARS MOUTH OF FIRST-AID TRAINING MANNEQUINS

Artèmis Fontana (Vivere Libera, 2017)
Artèmis Fontana is a very engaged feminist who is showing herself for the first time as an artist.

Edgars Gluhovs (Untitled, 1-4, 2017)

Olivier Kosta-Thèfaine (Untitled, 2017)
Small monuments made of shells found on the street and collected on the beach try to compete with the conches of the palaces and fountains of the Museum City.

Nicola Martini (Untitled, 2014)
Experimental video with Shellac.

Caroline Mesquita (The Ballad, 2017)
In this video realized in stop motion technic, Mesquita appears alongside her sculptures acting different characters with costumes and makeup experimentation. The soundscape of the video, metallic jingling and clinking, gives the impression of a deliciously perverse carnival.

 

Poetic Research Bureau (BFF/PRB #1, 2017)
The collective of writers and poets, founded by Joseph Mosconi in Chinatown Los Angeles, presents a slide show of inspirational mostly vintage images with an automatic voice of own poems.

Vanessa Safavi (Bending pushing pulling lifting twisting, 2015)
Connection – Body, material, texture, tactile feeling.

OLIVIER KOSTA-THEFAINE
Untitled, 2017
Terracota pots, Ostia shells, mortar, Liquitex latex paint “phtalocyanine green 7 (blue shade)”

 

ANNE-LISE COSTE
Fuck fuck fuck, 2016
Airbrush and gesso

 

NICOLA MARTINI
Untitled, 2014
HD video, color, mute

 

KENNY DUNKAN
Hydra, 2017
Handmade chainmail of metallic nuts & nylon collars, mouths of first-aid training mannequins in PVC

 

EDGARS GLUHOVS
Untitled, 1-4, 2017
Ink on paper, unique, framed

 

Studioli – Viale di Tor di Quinto, 39 Roma
Opening Thursday 25 May
25-28 May