Tag: GIUSEPPE PENONE

18
Feb

Giuseppe Penone. Matrice

“Trees appear as solid beings, but if we observe them through time, in their growth they become a fluid, malleable matter. A tree is a being that memorizes its own shape and this shape is necessary to its life. Therefore, it is a perfect sculptural structure, because it carries the necessity of existence.” – Giuseppe Penone

FENDI presents the first exhibition of contemporary art at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome.

From January 26 until July 16, 2017, the Maison’s headquarters hosts a solo exhibition entitled Matrice by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone.

The exhibition takes place in the extraordinary first floor of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, which FENDI has restored and opened to the public for exhibitions and installations.

Matrice is a unique opportunity to admire a selection of historical works and new productions realized specifically for this occasion by Giuseppe Penone, one of the greatest living sculptors. The exhibition features 17 artworks that date from the 1970s to the present, including many that are rarely seen and will be shown in Italy for the first time.

The entire exhibition has been conceived in dialogue with the monumental architectural spaces of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, presenting a collection of artworks that contrast the clear-cut geometry and the marble facets of this building.

The exhibition is named after one of Giuseppe Penone’s most spectacular works, Matrice (2015), a 30-meter-long sculpture in which the trunk of a fir tree has been carved out following one of its growth rings, thus bringing to the surface the past of the tree and its transformations in time. A bronze mold has been cast in the wood, apparently freezing nature’s flow of life. Like many of Penone’s artworks, Matrice reveals the artist’s interest in the relationship between time and nature and, metaphorically, between nature, humankind and transience. In addition, a new major sculpture in stainless steel and bronze, over 20 meters tall, Abete (Fir Tree, 2013), is installed in front of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, adding a new natural dimension to the abstract geometric architecture of the EUR area.Continue Reading..

25
Set

CAMERE IN PRESTITO. La fotografia concettuale in Italia negli anni Settanta

Vincenzo Agnetti, Giorgio Ciam, Cioni Carpi, Bruno Di Bello, Paolo Gioli, Ketty La Rocca, Maurizio Nannucci, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Aldo Tagliaferro, Mario Schifano, Franco Vaccari, Franco Vimercati, Michele Zaza, Gilberto Zorio

a cura di Angela Madesani

Inaugurazione giovedì 15 settembre dalle 18.00 alle 20.00
15 settembre – 30 novembre 2016

Marco Antonetto ha il piacere di presentare presso la propria galleria di Lugano, Photographica FineArt, uno spazio espositivo dedicato solo alla fotografia del 900 e contemporanea, l’esposizione Camere in prestito, a cura di Angela Madesani, aprendo così un nuovo capitolo della sua storia artistica.
Camere in prestito raccoglie 15 protagonisti di quella particolare stagione tra gli anni Sessanta e i Settanta, durante la quale nel mondo artistico occidentale si manifesta una crisi dell’oggetto pittorico e scultoreo. Molti sono quindi gli artisti che prendono a utilizzare media tecnologici quali la fotografia, il cinema e in un secondo tempo, il video.
L’esposizione Camere in prestito è il tentativo di scoprire un campo della storia dell’arte di vaste proporzioni, che a oltre quarant’anni di distanza rivela tutto il suo interesse e il suo fascino. I linguaggi tradizionali dell’arte giungono, appunto, in quel particolare periodo storico a una sorta di azzeramento. In molti sentono il bisogno di confrontarsi con la realtà attraverso uno strumento neutro di registrazione dei dati oggettivi.
La mostra propone lavori collocabili in ambiti distinti, di artisti italiani provenienti da storie profondamente diverse tra loro, che hanno, tuttavia, in comune l’utilizzo del linguaggio fotografico con diverse declinazioni. La fotografia come inclusione (collage), come documentazione o anche come impiego di tecniche fotografiche che va dall’uso della Polaroid alla carta o alla tela sensibilizzata ai sali d’argento.

Orari Galleria:
dal martedì al venerdì dalle 9.00 alle 12.30 e dalle 14.00 alle 18.00
Sabato su appuntamento

Photographica FineArt Gallery
mail@photographicafineart.com – Via Cantonale 9 – 6900 Lugano – Switzerland

Immagine: Franco Vimercati, Per Carla, 1991

19
Mar

Giuseppe Penone. Scultura

19 MARZO 2016 / 26 GIUGNO 2016
Il Mart dedica un’importante mostra a Giuseppe Penone (Garessio – CN, 1947), uno tra i maggiori protagonisti dell’arte italiana.
Fin dagli esordi Penone costruisce un discorso sulla scultura a partire dal rapporto con l’universo vegetale.  In occasione della mostra personale al Mart vengono presentate opere inedite e significative riletture di lavori storici in stretta relazione con gli ambienti del Museo. Sin dall’ingresso architettura e scultura si intrecciano esaltando le caratteristiche dell’una e dell’altra: l’espressività dello spazio e quella della materia, l’esperienza della luce e quella del volume. Nel cuore del Mart si inerpica un grande tronco bronzeo quasi a sfondare la struttura del Museo, mentre un marmo di quasi venti metri segna il centro di un percorso negli ampi spazi del secondo piano che per la prima volta vengono presentati come pura architettura libera da ogni muro. Attorno cresce un paesaggio empatico fatto di cortecce di bronzo, forme antropomorfe e gesti di piante, impronte degli alberi, vene del marmo, calchi di terra.

Si offre così al pubblico il denso vocabolario poetico di un artista che ha segnato un passaggio fondamentale nella storia dell’arte.

Inaugurazione
Sabato 19 marzo, ingresso gratuito dalle 18 alle 21
Info: eventi@mart.tn.it

MART Museo di Arte contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
Corso Bettini 43
38068 Rovereto (TN)
Infoline 800 397760

ORARI
Mar-Dom 10-18
Venerdì 10-21
Lunedì chiuso

Immagine: Sigillo, 2012

05
Mag

GIUSEPPE PENONE: Spazio di luce

GIUSEPPE PENONE SPAZIO DI LUCE

MAY 2 – JUNE 6, 2015

…There is a place on the border between France and Italy, the Valley of Miracles (Valle delle Meraviglie), where there are circa 30,000 rock carvings around Mount Bego, a sacred mountain.

The miracle is not the carvings, but the beauty of the site with its valleys, its mountains, its larches, and the presence of the sea evoked by the smell of the grass.

It is a beauty that suggests a sense of sacredness.

It is a protected area, a natural park in which the vegetation and the territory are periodically maintained. I know woodsmen who work in the park under the supervision of forest rangers, and I go to them when I need larches. The altitude tapers the form of these larches. Large at the base, their trunk narrows rapidly, accentuating its conical shape. I used one of these trees for Space of light. I coated the trunk and the branches with a layer of wax, as if it were a year’s growth in the tree’s life cycle. When it came into contact with the trunk, the wax was imprinted with the pattern of the bark and the signs of the hands that applied it.

I cast it in bronze in eight sections of circa 170 centimeters, obtaining a covering with handprints on the external surface and the negative trace of the tree bark on the inside.

The surface on the inside was covered in gold. The eight sections of the sculpture are lined up horizontally one after another at a distance of about 50 centimeters.

Looking at the interior, one’s gaze follows the absent core of the tree and the light reflected off the gold emphasizes the space, a space of light that testifies to the absence of the tree, a being whose form and existence are defined by the search and the exposure to the light.

Space of light extends for twenty meters towards the line of the horizon, imprisons the light and the gaze in its interior, directing them towards the central focal point of the vista.

The gaze is closed into the interior of the bronze, a year of bronze…

—Giuseppe Penone, 22 Opere a Versailles, Château de Versailles, Paris, 2013

Giuseppe Penone was born in 1947 in Garessio, Italy. He lives and works in Paris and Turin. Public collections include Tate Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MAXXI, Rome; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2004); Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan (2008); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom (2009); Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium (2011); Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); “The Bloomberg Commission: Giuseppe Penone,” Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2012); “Penone Versailles,” Château de Versailles, France (2013); “Giuseppe Penone,” Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2013); “Ideas of Stone,” Madison Square Park, New York (2013–14); “Prospettiva Vegetale,” Forte di Belvedere—Boboli Gardens, Florence (2014); “Breath is a Sculpture,” Beirut Art Center, Beirut (2014); and “Giuseppe Penone,” Musée Grenoble, France (2014). Penone co-represented Italy in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and was awarded the Praemium Imperiale by the Japan Art Association in 2014.

The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas will present a major solo exhibition of Penone’s work from September 19, 2015 to February 10, 2016.

For further inquiries please contact the gallery at +39.06.4208.6498 or at roma@gagosian.com. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.

Please join the conversation with Gagosian Gallery on Twitter (@GagosianRome), Facebook (@GagosianGallery), Google+ (@+Gagosian), Instagram (@gagosiangallery), Tumblr (@GagosianGallery), and Artsy (@Gagosian-Gallery) via the hashtags #GiuseppePenone #Spaziodiluce #GagosianRome.Continue Reading..