Fanny & Alexander
october 26, 2013
O(Ax)=dO(Am) Equazione Impossibile
Second edition of O(Ax)=dO(Am) Impossible Equation, exhibition project developed by an idea of Daniele Torcellini and curate by the Cultural Association Marte, on display in Ravenna from October 26th up to November 10th 2013 at the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, Ninapì Art Gallery and Planetarium of Ravenna, during the International Festival of Contemporary Mosaic RavennaMosaico.
The project keeps on investigating around the concepts of originality, appropriation and derivation in art and in visual culture and on the technical and linguistic specificities of the mosaic. Works in mosaic made by fifteen artists are object of appropriation and translation by other fifteen artists employing other artistic forms, painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, music and so on.
The project intends to call into question the roles of creator, executor and interpreter of a message. The translator artists have been asked to realize an unreleased work where the operation of translation of a mosaic be an investigation on mosaic itself as medium, with its features, limits and possibilities. The starting point is the well known principle, stated by Marshall McLuhan, “the medium is the message”. The main aim of the project is that of favouring exchanges and interactions between artists coming from different fields, in a roles game which wants to enrich and stimulate critical thought on the production, transmission and reception of art. The project is part of “Prove Tecniche – Ravenna 2019”.
Artists: Caterina Baldassarri, Alice Barberini, Marie Laure Besson, Dusciana Bravura, Michele Camorani, Gaia Carboni, Raffaella Ceccarossi, Silvia Chiarini, Dado, Luigi De Angelis, Miriam Dessì, Cesare Fabbri, Andrea Familiari, Naghmeh Farahvash Fashandi, Duccio Maria Gambi, Simone Gardini, Roberta Grasso, Samantha Holmes, Matko Kezele, Sonya Louro do Rego, Emilio Macchia, Silvia Naddeo, Yukiko Nagai, Francesca Pasquali, Carlotta Piccinini, Sergio Policicchio, Alessandro Randi, Giulia Ricci, Matteo Scaioli, Shunkan, Space-Invader.
The exhibition opening will be held on October 26th, 5.30 pm at Art Gallery Ninapì, 7.30 pm at Mar – Art Museum of the City of Ravenna. A musical performance of Matteo Scaioli will be held at Planetarium of Ravenna, 9.30 pm (in collaboration with Orthographe).
Critical essays in the catalogue by Maria Rita Bentini, Massimiliano Fabbri, Linda Kniffitz, Daniele Torcellini.
Support: Comune di Ravenna, Assessorato alla Cultura