People have the power – Yuri Ancarani, Massimo Grimaldi, Navid Nuur, Gedi Sibony

November 24, 2011 – January 21, 2012
ZERO… - via Tadino 20 - Milan

Yuri Ancarani

Thema Thessalonica, 2005

A trip to Greece as a cue to share the daily life of a shepherd. An arcadia. The dream of an ascention.

Massimo Grimaldi

November 2011 Playlist, 2011

November 2011 Playlist, is the reproduction of a playlist composed of 20 musical tracks, with 10 minute intervals of silence. This playlist functions as a personal memo in order to remember particular days, places or people.

Navid Nuur

BROKEN CIRCLE, 2011

‘… its a circle and the missing part is broken of and this glas is been put inside the neon… so this way the neon is more about its matter and concept and not about what you can make with neons letters and other function things…’

When doubt turns into destiny, 1993 – 2011

The work When doubt turns into destiny that in terms of its medium (video) seems somewhat atypical for Navid, nonetheless functions as a kind of nexus. In the video we see the artist in various outdoor locations in Berlin at night. He is moving extremely slowly, and very cautiously, as if performing a very deliberate, cartoonesque slow-motion version of himself. The performative act is executed in public non-places (streets, yards, back alleys) that happen to be equipped with light motion sensors -Navid is trying to move so slowly as not to be ‘discovered’ by the lights. When the lights happen to switch on, he freezes his position. In this simple, straighforward intervention in an everyday situation, Navid illustrates his position as an artist: he continuously finds himself moving between two states, a beforeand-after, a cause-and-effect, a dark and light. It is he who is causing a change, a rupture, a sudden shift in the order of things, by trying to be slower than the light, in order to be faster than it.

Gedi Sibony

Minor Maestrani, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Come on, come all! Minor Maestrani has come to town.

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Yuri Ancarani
Thema Thessalonica, 2005
HDCAM-SR, Color, Stereo
4’35”
courtesy the artist and ZERO…

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Yuri Ancarani
Thema Thessalonica, 2005
HDCAM-SR, Color, Stereo
4’35”
courtesy the artist and ZERO…

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Gedi Sibony
Minor Maestrani, 2007
cardboard, paper
156 x 152 x 100 cm
courtesy the artist and ZERO…

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Massimo Grimaldi
November 2011 Playlist, 2011
iPod nano, speakers, wall
variable dimension
courtesy the artist and ZERO…

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Massimo Grimaldi
November 2011 Playlist, 2011
iPod nano, speakers, wall
variable dimension
courtesy the artist and ZERO…

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Navid Nuur
BROKEN CIRCLE, 2011 (detail)
Neon, gas, broken glass
diameter 120 cm
courtesy the artist; Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam; Plan B, Cluj/Berlin

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Navid Nuur
When doubt turns into destiny, 1993 – 2011
3-channel color video
31’ loop
courtesy the artist; Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam; Plan B, Cluj/Berlin

installation-view

Installation view

Image above: Navid Nuur - BROKEN CIRCLE, 2011 - Neon, gas, broken glass - diameter 120 cm - courtesy the artist; Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam; Plan B, Cluj/Berlin

All photographic credits: Filippo Armellin