white - Christian Fogarolli
curated by Chiara Ianeselli
Opening on Friday February 1st, 2013 7:00 pm
February 2nd, 2013 – March 31st, 2013
Arte Boccanera is pleased to present white of Christian Fogarolli, following the worldwide recognition of dOCUMENTA (13). The artist shows in the exhibition space the projects lost identities, worthy of the international scene in Kassel, and blackout.
In the work lost identities, Christian Fogarolli - interested from the very beginning of his career in questions challenging the essence of the identity dimension – explores the archive of an Italian psychiatric institution. Working with the examined documentation allowed the establishment of a close dialogue, able to go further and deeper than the first shocking harshness of the images, expanding the boundaries of the project and giving new presence to a passed temporal dimension. In fact, the seriality of the pictures selected in the mental hospital, is immediately checkmated by the artist Fogarolli through a continuous metamorphosis of shapes and used techniques, giving birth to unexpected standpoints, which would be otherwise not historically accessible. In line with the approach of research and experimentation that characterizes his work, Fogarolli explores his thresholds of perception of the terrible and the viewers’ ones, placing them in the middle of the concept through site-specific installations that cannot fail to surprise.
The underlying melody continues in the second project installed, blackout, which allows the visitor to touch the accumulation of a lifetime of Miss Swann, whose alienation fascinates the observer inevitably involved in the anxiety of collecting. The video Hotel-Dieu documents this research through and for madness, in such a depth to become expression itself. Released for the opening the exhibition catalogue, in Italian and English, with the curator’s essay, the works’ on show images.
Christian Fogarolli (Trento, 1983) obtains in 2010 the Master Inside the image: study, diagnosis and restoration of antique, modern, contemporary paintings, and the following year he graduates in the Master’s Degree of Management and Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Trento. Among recent acknowledgments The Worldly House, dOCUMENTA (13) – Kassel, and The magnificent obsession, (2012/2013) Mart – Rovereto as special guest, the 54th Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion, Turin.
Curated by Chiara Ianeselli
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