15.Feb.14 - 31.Mar.14
Via dei prefetti, 17
Magazzino is proud to announce the fifth solo exhibition by Vedovamazzei (Italian duo, born in 1991 by Simeone Crispino and Stella Scala), entitled Myopia Anthology. Vedovamazzei has structured this exhibition with the idea of the thematic collection, along a chronological discourse through almost twenty years of activity. As often happens in Vedovamazzei’s work, a complex visual system connected to the impossibility of understanding or precisely circumscribing visual signs, is tackled through a light, ironical attitude; the viewer is confronted with ambiguous signs and objects, hardly assignable to precise categories. In this perspective and through this modality, impossible images and objects take form, as Apparato Respiratorio (Breathing System, 1992), Shortsighted Mirror (2002) that seems to quote weird inventions from the 17th Century. Similarly, even through a totally different visual codification, the Coma Paintings (1999) try to visualize the invisible state of the limbo between consciousness and unconsciousness. The exhibition is accompanied by an anthology in progress of critical contributions, and a sound track composed and played by Steve Piccolo. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the performance by Vedovamazzei The End of a Job Never Done in the framework of the exhibition Non Basta Ricordare curated by Hou Hanru. The artists have conceived an action around the work on show, that reactivates the piece and, over ten years on from its creation, supplements its meaning.