Collective exhibition of the works of Gabriele Ortega, Eve Letizia, Davide Genna, Andrea Rossi, Julia Kompaniets, Lucia Dibi, Daniele Gollia, Babak Monazzami, Daniele Pilittu and Pavel Chmelev.
Opening cocktail: April, 18th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Exhibition running: from April, 19th to June 1st
PA.NOVA Gallery Milano
via Palermo, 11
Monday-Friday: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: by the appointment
A new exhibition by PA.NOVA Gallery, celebrating the cult of Nature Morte explores how different artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated the still life and given a new philosophical sense to the term in their works.
The exhibition «NATURE.MORTE» is, first of all, a conversation and reflection of the nature, live and dead as well as the story of the modern person being a part of the nature and at the same time a destructive role which a human being renders on nature during the daily activity. It is a peculiar attempt to reconcile natural beauty and an image of the modern person in sculptures, photos, pictures and video installations.
On the one hand the representation of nature in its magnificence and natural beauty on impressionistic canvases of Eva Letizia, ironic sculptures of Gabriel Ortega, photo realistic drawings by Daniele Pitittu, pop art photo illustrations by Lucia Dibi, delicate and refine installations in paper and wood by Kylie Ogrady; on another, – lost souls and the distorted faces of photos of Yulia Kompaniyets, Daniele Golia and Pavel Chmelev, the society 2.0, influenced by the social and derived behaviours on the canvas Babak Monazzami’s surrealistic photo works which as if are united on the world map from the cigarette filters, David Genna’s installation.
The still life, or nature morte, has been a constant subject throughout the history of art, its significance changing over time. As an independent genre of painting, the still life came into its own in the mid-seventeenth century when the Flemish term stilleven first came to be applied to oil paintings characterised by their tight focus on an assortment of objects sitting on a flat surface.
It brings together historic approach still-life paintings and contemporary art works that seek to use the language of the past for modern concerns. The show seeks to illustrate how artists of the 21st century are reinvigorating the still life, a genre previously synonymous with the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Old Masters.
The show will exhibit works from the traditional topics of the still-life: flora, fauna, the domestic object, food and vanitas. The exhibition explores the timeless themes of life, death and the irrevocable passing of time in these new works for our modern world; artworks that invite us to pause and reconsider what it means to be human.
Vernissage: February 13th, 2019. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with live performance of L.A.S. (Laboratory of Experimental Arts) Sculptures by Zizi Smail, Fabio Maestrelli, Roberto Giansanti, Giacomo Bonazza and Walter Bartolucci for the first time in Milan.
From the February, 14th to the March, 14th. Free entrance. PA.NOVA Gallery Milano via Palermo, 11
Art and wine are connected arm to arm in the cultural proposal art and wine of Pa.nova Gallery Milano and Betti.
The cultural project “TOSCANA DOC” will guide the visitors through a run that joins the beautiful art pieces by the Tuscan sculptors and the wines of the Cellars Betti.
Both, art and wine, are the world known characteristics of the rich and prosperous Toscana region, rediscovering it in its numerous shapes, colors and tastes. The intention is to find the beauty again, gathering art lovers to appreciate the masterpieces of Tuscanese sculptors sourcing a glass of excellent Tuscan wine, so they could have been curious to investigate the perfectness of shapes of the artworks accompanied with the excellent taste of top wines.
The philosophy of “Toscana Doc” exhibition is based on the promotion of the Tuscan art, underlining the red thread that centuries ties the wine to the culture.
The relationship is mutually beneficial: these unique artistic creations enhance the environment, and a glass of wine can often help us to understand them!
“Toscana Doc” is a little journey for the guests of the exhibition that transfers them on the hills of Tuscany and introduces into the warm and solar atmosphere of this land of the art and wine, in the profound Milanese winter in the heart of Brera, in the PA.NOVA Gallery.
12 december 2018 y — March, 12th 2019 y
Milan, via Palermo 11
Free Entry (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.) pa.NOVA.gallery presents the first exhibition of sculptures, photos, pictures and collages «CROPPED.CORPO”.
Works of young artists, sculptures in marble by South American artist Mia Castro, collages by Russian artist Anton Parfenov, creations in wood, metal and terracotta by Italian artist Gabriele Mosti and charcoal drawing by Italian artist Silvio Giannini are presented at the exhibition «CROPPED.CORPO» from 12th December 2018 to 12th March 2019.
What unites these works, so unlike, executed in different techniques, in different genres? The parts of monochrome bodies depicted by Silvio Giannini with disarming realism and meticulous precision, the separate parts of classical Venus by Mia Castro connected with metal stitch, prehistoric skulls of the difficultly recognised animals which are cut out from marble, black-and-white graphic of the drawing by Anton Parfenov, which is appearing out through the colours of collages, separate parts of human bodies made in terracotta and metal by Gabrielle Mosti chained to the walls or taking relax on the antique chair?
Middle Ages, World War II or another revolution? No, action is happening here and now, in the 21st century…
Terrible monsters, broken chimeras, clones and alien beings look at the viewer: the world has broken up, the world was captured by new plague of media and the Internet. Even female portraits in their photographic precision are full of decadent feeling showing the tragic condition of the contemporary man, who lives in the interminable “night on the world”, so deep and profound that does not let anybody understand the complete darkness they are living in.
Bright flashes of journal cuttings, rush into a monochrome graphic of the drawing, ceramic parts of human body give awkward signs of life, marble skulls have stoped waiting for continuation of life, female bodies lost their integrity. All works seem to be cut from inside out: pathetic echoes of soul and skeletons of all human try to get out.
The world separated, broken on parts appears at us: the world in which a person ceases to react, where provocations, slogans and death become the ordinary, and the person – a plastic doll smiling at the camera for a selfie.
The synthetic, virtual world where all communications are torn, and from homo sapiens remains only his primitive cave primogenitor who is eager “bread and circuses».
The world not of consumption, absorption, but of “information cannibalism” of 21 century with all its disgusting side effects: a race behind the power, glory, money, youth and beauty in any ways and the price.
The world which has broken up in two, politically, economically and socially, where the humanity and common sense remain only a rock painting, a monochrome drawing, a skeleton, an atavism…