Dialoghi #1: Marta Ravasi | Mezzanotte nella mano

October 5, 2022 - January 29, 2023

In collaboration with Collezione AGIVERONA and Collezione De Iorio
curated by Treti Galaxie
from October 5, 2022 to January 15, 2023

Using the language of art, Dialoghi (dialogues) explores the research of the artists chosen by E.ART.H., triggering an active and in-depth exchange between
their works and those coming from prestigious Italian artistic organizations.

In this first presentation, Marta Ravasi meets Collezione AGIVERONA and Collezione De Iorio.

Marta Ravasi’s paintings portray objects and elements of her everyday life, such as fruit and small domestic details. In the words of the artist, they are collected images, taken as if from a harvest season from the vast and endless reservoir of visual material in whose
production we all collaborate on.
Ravasi’s works are not unrelated, but linked in sequence, as if each one of them was the verse of a long poem in progress. Very often these verses are rewritten by the artist in
different ways, changed in form and syntax, tone and emphasis, in the light and in the pictorial impasto, in the size of the canvas and in the use of brushstrokes. Ever-changing descriptions of the same objects that give rhythm and concreteness to the overall structure of the poem, that is of Ravasi’s pictorial production. The reading of her verse-artworks is accomplished through unfettered observation, and just as the artist is
interested in writing the same things in many different ways, the audience is allowed to read and interpret the works according to their own personal feeling.
In the exhibition, Marta Ravasi’s paintings are set in dialogue with the artworks of three artists from two of the most important contemporary art collections in the Veneto area: Alice Browne from the Collezione AGIVERONA; Xinyi Cheng and Jutta Koether from the
Collezione De Iorio.

The mystery hidden by objects and situations related to the everyday portrayed by Xinyi Cheng in Incroyable (Monroe), 2019, as well as the work’s color palette, brings us back to the suspension of meaning in Ravasi’s works. The repetition that generates ambiguity of interpretation in the pictorial signs of Jutta Koether in Pink Ladies #4, 2020, represents a further element of contact with the reiteration of subjects in Ravasi’s paintings, as do the transformations undergone from work to work by the elements she portrays, which nicely dialogue with the tendency toward abstraction present in Alice Browne’s painting New Legs, 2009, where an internal balancing of the pictorial composition is preponderant over the precise representation of reality.

Marta Ravasi (Merate, 1987; lives and works in Milan) studied painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels and at the University of the Arts London – Wimbledon College of Arts, London. She exhibited in Italy and abroad at Fanta Spazio, Milan; Acappella, Naples; La Rada, Locarno; Sonnenstube, Lugano.

Alice Browne (Oxford, 1986; lives and works in London) studied at the University of the Arts London – Wimbledon College of Art and at the Royal College of Art, in London. She had solo exhibitions at Galerie Luisa Wang, Paris; Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam; Limoncello Gallery, London; Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger.

Xinyi Cheng (Wuhan, 1989; lives and works in Paris) studied at the Academy of Arts Design of the Tsinghua University in Beijing and at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. From 2016 to 2017 she participated in the residency program of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, in the Netherlands. Her work was recently exhibited in a major solo show at Lafayette Anticipations, in Paris.

Jutta Koether (Cologne, 1958; lives between New York and Berlin) studied art and philosophy at the University of Cologne and attended the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She had solo exhibitions in important institutions such as the Museum Brandhorst, Munich; Mudam Luxembourg; PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern.

Founded by Giorgio and Anna Fasol, Collezione AGIVERONA started as a research collection, devoted to the present and intended as a tool for knowledge and support for young artists. For this reason, it is mostly composed by artworks acquired in the very same year of their realization or during first exhibitions. Associazione Culturale AGIVERONA was born in 1988 in support of the collection, with the aim of promoting projects dedicated to contemporary art and to guarantee access to the artworks. In 2019, it activates a collaboration with the University of Verona aimed at enhancing participation and the involvement of students, in order to make the project a vector of openness towards the region.

Mauro De Iorio, radiologist, founder and president of the Tecnomed group, started Collezione De Iorio in 2002. After he set up his first acquisitions in private homes, he decides to install some artworks also in his doctor’s office in via Borsellino, in Trento, and also in his Rovereto office. In 2017, next to his studio in via Borsellino, he decides to create a space totally dedicated to art, opening it to the public by appointment. This was soon followed by the conversion to exhibition space of his first ultrasonography office in via San Marco, in Trento, and that of a former sawmill from the 1930s adjacent to the new diagnostic center in Verona, which in October 2021 becomes the third exhibition space of the Collection. Collezione De Iorio is composed by about 600 contemporary artworks from numerous and important artists, both from Italy and abroad.


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