Exhibition >>> I AM
Emerson Gallery - 29 ottobre >>> 8 novembre 2014
Berlin / Mitte
In the latest installment of the INTERMEZZO exhibition series at EMERSON Gallery Berlin, the Italian duo Penzo+Fiore are returning to Berlin. This time the artists have invited fellow Italian painter and multi-media performance artist Michele Tombolini to join them.
Andrea Penzo und Cristina Fiore were discovered at EGB in 2012 through the 7th Summer Fest of International Art. That summer fest, Italy Meets Berlin, was initiated by the international curator Barbara Fragogna and it set off considerations that have preoccupied the artists to this day.
The artists explore the contours of contemporary identity , which is doomed to remain transient and ephemeral in the face of a flood of (virtual) information. Using a variety of media, from light boxes to photography and assemblage, all three invite the viewer to literally reflect upon him or herself in the midst of the artistic experience at hand.
The artists themselves see this experience in the context of Heidegger's philosophy of existence. To paraphrase Bertrand Russell, that strategy might lead to a feeling of "art running riot". Perhaps a more satisfying alternative is a playful approach, simply enjoying the clash of cultures when Italians confront the German art scene on the banks of Berlin's River Spree...
The INTERMEZZO series at EMERSON Gallery Berlin features up to four exhibits per year, each with a duration of just 7 to 10 days. INTERMEZZO exhibits are intended to expand or even contrast with EGB's normal program, to offer young, groundbreaking and often formerly undiscovered artists the opportunity to reach out to a broader audience â€“ for example with their very first solo exhibition. The openness of the series encourages artists to experiment with new trends which might otherwise not find a public forum.
With an expression of gratitude to THE CORPORATE SUPPORTERS PROGRAM.