Black Hole. Art and materiality between Informal and Invisible

Description

Black Hole is the first exhibition of a three-year exhibition cycle that GAMeC, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, dedicates to the theme of matter. 

The selected works invite us to reflect on the informal and invisible dimension of matter. investigated as an energetic dimension, as a substance that precedes the form or as an element that composes everything in an interesting dialectic between works made between the end of the nineteenth century and the contemporary period.

The exhibition itinerary is divided into three sections.

 

Informal:

Matter is investigated as a constantly changing substance. Along this line of research are the colour concretions by Jean Fautrier or the Nature of engraved material by Lucio Fontana or the lumpy and torn surfaces by Antoni Tàpies, early works by Piero Manzoni, the "Big Clay" by Urs Fischer and the “oozing” statues by Cameron Jamie.

 

Man-matter:

An exhibition of artworks which present the anthropomorphic element in a more or less explicit form. We can admire the works of Auguste Rodin and Medardo Rosso with their images of faces and bodies that emerge from the indistinct. Alberto Giacometti with his "trapped" forms and Hans Josephsohn. Paintings by Enrico Baj, Jean Dubuffet, Karel Appel and Asger Jorn of the Co.Br.A. group, and the works of contemporaries William Tucker and Florence Peake.

 

Invisible:

This section is dedicated to exploring the subatomic and energetic aspects of matter, the works presented invite us to reflect on the perceptive implications of revolutionising contemporary scientific discoveries. On display are the famous Texturologies by Jean Debuffet, the explosions of "light-matter" by Tancredi Parmeggiani, compositions of the Nuclear Art Movement, some of the works by Jol Thomson investigating the intangible and the non-optical, the performances by Hicham Berrada and the Photograms by Thomas Ruff.

 

In addition to the exhibition, GAMeC offers a rich calendar of side events including interesting in-depth conferences, activities for schools and guided tours.

 

For more information and for all the events:

www.gamec.it


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Black Hole is the first exhibition of a three-year exhibition cycle that GAMeC, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, dedicates to the theme of matter. 

The selected works invite us to reflect on the informal and invisible dimension of matter. investigated as an energetic dimension, as a substance that precedes the form or as an element that composes everything in an interesting dialectic between works made between the end of the nineteenth century and the contemporary period.

The exhibition itinerary is divided into three sections.

 

Informal:

Matter is investigated as a constantly changing substance. Along this line of research are the colour concretions by Jean Fautrier or the Nature of engraved material by Lucio Fontana or the lumpy and torn surfaces by Antoni Tàpies, early works by Piero Manzoni, the "Big Clay" by Urs Fischer and the “oozing” statues by Cameron Jamie.

 

Man-matter:

An exhibition of artworks which present the anthropomorphic element in a more or less explicit form. We can admire the works of Auguste Rodin and Medardo Rosso with their images of faces and bodies that emerge from the indistinct. Alberto Giacometti with his "trapped" forms and Hans Josephsohn. Paintings by Enrico Baj, Jean Dubuffet, Karel Appel and Asger Jorn of the Co.Br.A. group, and the works of contemporaries William Tucker and Florence Peake.

 

Invisible:

This section is dedicated to exploring the subatomic and energetic aspects of matter, the works presented invite us to reflect on the perceptive implications of revolutionising contemporary scientific discoveries. On display are the famous Texturologies by Jean Debuffet, the explosions of "light-matter" by Tancredi Parmeggiani, compositions of the Nuclear Art Movement, some of the works by Jol Thomson investigating the intangible and the non-optical, the performances by Hicham Berrada and the Photograms by Thomas Ruff.

 

In addition to the exhibition, GAMeC offers a rich calendar of side events including interesting in-depth conferences, activities for schools and guided tours.

 

For more information and for all the events:

www.gamec.it