LORENZA BOISI | RIBOT
Lorenza Boisi, G&P, 2016, Ribot
Lorenza Boisi is an Italian artist, born in Milan in 1972. She is an influential and charismatic figure in the milieu of Italian Painting with a focus in contemporary ceramics. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Europe, both in institutional and independent grounds.
Active as an independent curator and art director, Lorenza Boisi is the founder and director of two of the liveliest and long-standing artist spaces in Italy: CARS, Piedmont artist residency in Omegna on Lake Orta and MARS, the first and most active Milan Artist Run Space. Since 2008 these two nonprofits together have hosted and supported the work of more than 200 artists.
Lorenza Boisi has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at theRIBOT Arte Contemporanea. There have been many articles about Lorenza Boisi, including ‘Lorenza Boisi Solo at Ribot Arte Contemporanea.
VALERIO NICOLAI | CLIMA
Valerio Nicolai, Biliardo, 2018, Clima
Nicolai is born in Gorizia, Italy. In 2012, he received his Postgraduate Diploma in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Venice and the next year he was awarded a Study Grant at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and institutions, including Treti galaxie, Turin, Italy, Clima gallery, Milan. Nicolai tempts the limits of pictorial composition, extending it beyond known limits through his installations that constantly question their structure.
Particularly interested in the subject, its concreteness, existence in form, the origin and eventual transformation, Valerio Nicolai’s approach strives to abstract it from its traditional purpose. He pays the most attention on gesture, the compound of materials, their chemical and physical effect. Taking an introspective discourse, his method alienates the sense of belonging and the essential meaning of a gesture. The material he uses already contain its own story and his artworks emerge as the result of an exchange of questions and answers between the artist and his creation. Nicolai’s main focus is on touch, gesture and movement and the work of art itself.
NICK BASTIS | ERMES ERMES
Nick Bastis, Resolutions Dogs, 2018, Ermes Ermes
Nick Bastis ( 1985 ) lives and works in Vilnius ( LT )
IGOR HOSNEDL | HORIZONT
Igor Hosnedl, Untitled, 2017, Horizont
Igor Hosnedl (1988, Prague) graduated in 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he studied under Vladimír Skrepl and Jiří Kovanda. He has participated in group exhibitions in and art galleries, like Hunt Kastner (Prague) , Horizont Gallery (Budapest), Galerie Jeleni (Prague), and Trafo Gallery (Prague). His works are to be found in the collection of the Museum of Applied Art in Prague and in private collections. Since 2017 Igor lives and works in Berlin.
for miart 2018 Progressive architecture of the beginning of the 20th century was influenced by a number of aspects. Among others, the effort to avoid illness was one of them. Modern architecture of that period brought about the effort to simplify the interior, to limit the elements accumulating dust and accentuated sanitary units in an apartment, for example bathrooms. The Bauhaus was one of the major schools devoting attention to architecture and its new concept. It complemented this health aspect with the effort to develop specific sports movement culture, which is reflected in architecture, for instance in some designs of Marcel Breuer (Apartment for Hilde Levi, Apartment for Erwin Piscator) as much as in an original concept of health gymnastics, deriving mostly from the contemporary approach to dance of Gret Palucca and implemented in the Bauhaus by her pupil, Karla Grosh. The objective of Klára‘s works is mapping the aesthetics of these gymnastic exercises, photographic studies of the individual exercise elements and imprinting them into contemporary work of art in the form of a final performance and installation.<<<<<<<<
ay represent an attempt to redefine the morphology of objects in our vicinity. It is through stylization – capable of preserving a unique abbreviation which a person unwittingly denies. Our inclination towards things, which we can label employing our discernment skills or by making a comparison to something familiar, is quite natural. Igor have been testing two kinds of approach to drawing in his works: 1. drawing as an aesthetic source of imagination; 2. drawing as a plan, an instruction or a technical record. While communicating with Klara and her work, it is very important to distinguish these two principles. The aim of this project is to inhabit space with specific accessories of artistic and technical/functional character. The objective is to respond to the theme of human body movement, which involves aesthetic qualities even if it the movement concerns activities for health or specific sportive purposes. In the project for miart, we have combined our common interest in the topic of human body as much as the experience of working with the presentation of an idea in its integrality.
ANN HIRSCH | GALLERIA PIU’
Ann Hirsch, The dog (Iceberg series), 2017, Gallleria PiùAnn Hirsch (b.1985) lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Art Video from Syracuse University and a BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Ann Hirsch, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston (solo show, 2016); Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection, London (group show, 2016); Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London (group show, 2016); Horny Lil Feminist, New Museum’s First Look, New York (on-line solo exhibition, 2015); Body Anxiety, bodyanxiety.com, New York (on-line group exhibition, 2015); Playground, South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College, Londra (2014); Step and Repeat, MOCA, Los Angeles (group show, 2014). In 2012-2013 She was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground (2013) which debuted at the New Museum (New York).In the colored-pencil-on-paper drawings, part of the Iceberg series by Ann Hirsch, inspired by Freud’s famous quote, “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water,” the artist employs the form of an iceberg as a formal motif extending between each drawing. What changes is the array of surreal, cartoon-like scenes populating the bulk of the iceberg that lies below water. In each work, the viewer is presented at once both comical and disturbing imagery representing the artist’s unconscious anxieties and desires.