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Matteo Fato (SOMERSAULT) | curated by Alfredo Cramerotti | Opening: 22.07.2017 h.18.30 | Galleria Michela Rizzo

Posted in nEws and rEleases, Uncategorized by alcramer on July 20, 2017

Matteo Fato
(SOMERSAULT) 

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti 

Galleria Michela Rizzo | Venice, Italy 

Opening: 22.07.2017, h.18.30

 23.07 – 09.09.2017 

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In the past our technologically conceived artifacts structured living patterns. We are now in transition from an object-oriented to a systems-oriented culture. Here change emanates, not from things, but from the way things are done.

(Jack Burnham, System Esthetics, 1968)

 

Burnham, an art critic and curator, wrote the passage above for an essay in Artforum magazine back in 1968; processes of change take time indeed. In the case of visual culture, and the physical environment underpinning it, the system is both the space (for work) and the material (of the work); concerning with method and form together. 

A “visual system” sits at the crossroad between image, thought, word and time; it exemplifies the mutability (and complexity) of life. A visual medium then brings about not only the message, but the psychic state that enable us to understand that message: “A mental structure, a way of thinking and feeling that expresses itself in everything we say, write, build and develop, from architecture and advertising to film and fine art.”

The presumed coherence of visual practice is constantly called into question by coupling with other system of visual fabrication, communication or representation (text, painting, impression, graphic design, photography, light projection, object construction and oral commentary). It is an environment made of relation-building amongst sign and signal, people and objects. Our visual actions extract meaning upon which build further relations and effects, either autonomously or through conscious arrangements. In Burnham’s words, “Where the object almost always has a fixed shape and boundaries, the consistency of a system may be altered in time and space, its behavior determined both by external conditions and its mechanisms of control.”

We live now according to a system of visual editing; we became a wider, complex “system” in which users double as creators.

On systems, Alfredo Cramerotti

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FRANCESCO JODICE: Weird Tales \ Strane Storie

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on May 7, 2015

FRANCESCO JODICE
Weird Tales \ Strane Storie
Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

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Galleria Michela Rizzo
Isola della Giudecca 800 q, 30133 Venezia, Italia

6.05.2015 to 31.07.2015

The new project of Francesco Jodice is a series of photographs, a film and a conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti. Held in the space of the Michela Rizzo gallery on the Giudecca, the artists presents a constellation of irrational splinters, cut off from the daily: small objects and minimal informations, contrasted with atemporal photographic landscapes, vast, motionless, on a spatial scale that we are able to perceive, but not to control.

The exhibition is an overflight on several social conventions that are on the brink of collapse or of developing into something else. Weaving together his photographic and visual approach with American b-movies such as ‘Society’ (1989), books such as ‘The Corrections’ (2010), vintage videogames and the literary works of H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), Jodice constructs a universe of pieces of reality that would resemble our daily conventions if it were not for the minimal and inappropriate imbalances. But the differences and the minimal scraps, here as elsewhere, are important.

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