curated by Salvatore Lacagnina
20 February – 20 May 2021
On February 20th Studio la Città inaugurates MIMESIS – 3rd Stone From The Sun, an exhibition of Vincenzo Castella curated by Salvatore Lacagnina. The subject of these images is Nature, a captive plant world. The artist has never been descriptive nor seduced by specific cataloguing. He always opted for a careful observation to understand the complexity of visions and representations. In this exhibition, his gaze wishes to get as close as possible to things. He almost gets to the point of entering things in an attempt to understand them, to know their secret, to perhaps grasp their meaning within a broader and deeper vision.
Abed Al Kadiri | Eelco Brand | Jacob Hashimoto | Izima Kaoru
Franco Passalacqua | Roberto Pugliese | Lucas Reiner
Mario Schifano | Giorgia Severi | Andre Woodward
17 April – 20 May 2021
Studio la Città will be opening a group show titled Today I would like to be a Tree, devoted to trees as a subject of the work of a selection of 10 artists from different cultures and backgrounds.
Two sad events of August 2020 have led us to reflect once more on the mankind-nature relationship. We have pinpointed trees as the perspectival and focal thematic centre and have given to the show the same title as the project by Al Kadiri, of whom there are exhibited some works on paper and the original canvas. The ten artists who make up the show have chosen the tree as an object, each of them with their own voice and language, and each has delineated a personal tale that speaks of nature, mankind, the force of action and rebirth, of the ability to find a balance, and of life in all its extraordinary complexity.
17 April – 20 May 2021
The “crinkly red” the title refers to is the unmistakeable colour of a specific flower: the poppy. And the poppy is the object of Zanoni’s show, a flower which, from a purely technical point of view, is described by the artist as a pivot holding up a painted and crinkled red sheet, while a shiny sphere lays out the pistils in a circle, simple pins that culminate in a coriander. This element, however, the flower, becomes far more than an object; it represents time, a memory, an emotion, the exact coordinate of a thought that is indissolubly tied to the colour red and that brings with itself an immediate feeling of happiness, light-heartedness, and lightness. A nostalgic return to the marvel of childhood, to the enchantment of nature, to the amazement for a flower lit up by the side of a road.