Opening Matteo Negri | Piano Piano: curated by Alberto Fiz - Critical contribution by Lorenzo Bruni

Matteo Negri , Navigator #carlofelice 2016 11 November 2016
Matteo Negri , Navigator #carlofelice 2016 November 11, 2016 from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm
On Friday November the 11th, at 6.30 pm, ABC-ARTE opens the new solo exhibition by Matteo Negri: "Piano Piano / Slowly but Surely" curated by Alberto Fiz and with a critical contribution by Lorenzo Bruni.
The title Slowly but Surely concentrates the basic concepts of this artist's research, such as the relationship between the individual and space. When the observer is included in this kind of works, he feels disoriented on a perceptional level. The word 'Piano' ('Slowly') is repeated on purpose, in the same way as images of the space follow one another on the translucent surfaces of the plastic artworks.
The artist conceived works and environmental installations specifically for the gallery spaces, decoding a slow contemplative process, in conflict with the constant transmission of images in our everyday life.
Sculpture, as an applied science, questions its own existence and develops itself through an artisan, technological and planning method. It interferes with the exhibition itinerary on two perceptional levels: the first is pretty objective, while the second is made of reflections, showing how these artworks are able to create endless visual possibilities.
This event comes from the desire to study in a deeper way the connection between sculpture and technology. In virtual societies, the artwork exists as mere representation, even when it is deprived of its physical presence.

A new precious catalogue, published by ABC-ARTE editions in Italian and English, will be dedicated to the exhibition. It will include critical essays by the curator Alberto Fiz and Lorenzo Bruni, together with photos, research material and documentation on the artist's interventions in Genoa.

The exhibition, patronized by the City of Genoa, will present a summary of the career of a young Italian artist, who already managed to gain high recognitions both at a national and international level.