Item Number: 113171
Title: ANDREA BIANCONI : Living (A Charmed Life)
Author: Miracco, Renato ; David Galloway (et al)
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Description: Milano: Charta, 2011. 24cm., pbk., 104pp., 84 illus., 50 in color. Italian-English text. Exhibition held at Italian Embassy, Washington, D.C. Summary: Andrea Bianconi (Arzignano, Vicenza, 1974) reconstructs the world by means of its very own ruins. His oeuvre is an incessant wandering amidst dreams, obsessions, risks, surprises, and an endless roaming among the fragments of words and things. A spectacle that is both delirium and destruction, assemblage and disassemblage: all this in order to reach an apparent reality: La Fantasy Ridge dell’Everest (as the artist himself calls it). More than a method, it’s an idea, the pathway of the imagination. In the piles of books, in the remains of living experience, in the cages—at once prisons and shelters—in the cascades of poor commemorative objects, the artist establishes temporary contiguity and unlikely proxmity, reawakening the “demon of analogy,” pushing beyond the confines of reality. A fundamental aspect in Bianconi’s work is space, both physical and cultural, which explains why he uses different kinds of media, from the public art performance in Shanghai (China) where 88 Chinese people wearing hats and carrying umbrellas walk in a cloud shape along the city streets, to installations and sculptures in which the relationship between the artist and his wife, between the object and other objects, between man and other men is stripped bare, to videos and photos, ink drawings that analyze the artist’s relationship with himself, to collages made out of constant overlaps when the topic is the relationship between human beings.
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