Opening Tuesday 6 June 2017 • 6 pm
7 June • 28 July 2017

GIACINTO CERONE • UNA NOTA CHE NON C’E’
GIAN LUCA BIANCO and GIAN DOMENICO TROIANO • IMBILICO
MARIA WALCHER • IM NEBENZIMMER

 

Giacinto Cerone
Una  nota che non c’è
curated by Marco Tonelli

Km0 is pleased to introduce Giacinto Cerone. Una nota che non c’è (opening Tuesday 6 June 2017) by Marco Tonelli, essay by Marco Tonelli, interviews by Adelaide Santambrogio and Ilaria Despina Bozzi.
A selection of ceramic sculptures realized by Giacinto Cerone (Melfi 1957 – Rome 2004) from late Nineties to his premature death year are exhibited. The expositive path unwinds through approximately twenty pieces, among others the series dedicated to Vietnam rivers. Works of Giacinto Cerone (Melfi 1957 – Rome 2004) show signs of a deep restlessness. Cerone assails the substance, with swift and accurate gestures. Cuts, torsions, slashes become formal synthesis of the sculptor unbridled plastic composition. Although Cerone has deeply and passionately employed various substances (wood, metal, plaster, plexiglas, fiberglass, moplen, ceramic, marble, stone), ceramic and plaster perhaps disclose us his physicality and gestuality print. Empty geometric unfired earth blocks, prepared for him since 1993 up to his death by Davide Servadei at the Bottega Gatti of Faenza (in 1991 Cerone had already realized several ceramics in Albisola at the Ceramiche San Giorgio with Salino and Poggi and few others in 1987), submitting them to torsions, fractures, slashes, and beat them with a tube if his body wasn’t able to let them explode his rage and despair, rapture and life. His way of manipulate clay happened through removals and returns, burials and surfacing where today’s events awake and give worth to yesterday facts. In his case we can talk non so much about the autobiographic way of sculpting like a trauma, wound, laceration, but of sculpture trauma, projecting and transforming in the barren processes of making (in his characteristic way) any original dispute with substance or whatsoever existential activity. A bilingual catalog (Italian • English), published by Silvana editoriale together with the Archivio Giacinto Cerone (Rome) and Montrasio Arte, is accompanying the exhibit. A wide photographic and documentary apparatus integrates the edition.

Giacinto Cerone was born in Melfi in 1957 and prematurely died in Rome in 2004. His works are shown in numerous public collections: Galleria d’Arte Moderna Aroldo Bonzagni, Cento; Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Rome; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin; Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche of Faenza; Inpdap office in Bruxelles; Unicredit, Turin; MUSMA, Matera; MACRO, Rome.

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Gian Luca Bianco e Gian Domenico Troiano
Imbilico: Perpetua Motus Terra
curated by Adelaide Santambrogio and Ilaria Despina Bozzi 

Km0 is pleased to present Imbilico, an art project, photo and installation of Gian Luca Bianco and Gian Domenico Troiano, music by Max Bernacchia. Imbilico is a sound, is a focus on central Italy, is an inner precarious state of transition. Four times in Umbria, Gian Luca Bianco and Gian Domenico Troiano from August 2016 to January 2017 have come into close contact with the earthquake, with the natural essence of the planet: a living creature that breathes and moves. From 28 December 2016 to 4 January 2017 they embarked on a journey in the areas affected by the earthquake to make a report with the objective of maintaining high attention to a tragedy in the heart of Italy, the Center of the World. The issue of insecurity is observed from the geographical point of view, physical, emotional and intellectual, in a time extremely unstable and treacherous in many ways. An earthquake becomes the disaster capable of destroying forever a putting an area in front of itself and human responsibility, but at the same time becomes an opportunity for a new development from economic, cultural and tourism sight. Imbilico stems from deep to tell the tragedy, a consciousness, a hope. Visiting, shooting, traveling between the villages affected by the earthquake, Gian Luca Bianco and Gian Domenico Troiano had the feeling of devastation out of the ordinary, as if those areas were built for decades without considering that Italy is the most seismic country of Europe. The exhibition thus aims through images taken and processed images to inform, excite and create greater awareness about the conviction that the reconstruction can not be a reaction to the destruction but it must be a reflection of broader, through which to understand that our life is marked by the perennial coexistence with major natural disasters, such as earthquakes, and it is therefore necessary to rethink deeply the roots our life.

Gian Luca Bianco (Milan, 1977) is a director and photographer. He loves to tell stories and communicate them through images, music, words, sound and silence. He produced and directed films, documentaries, videoclips. Has organized events designed publishing platforms, created connections, took photographs, wrote subjects and formats of science and art, he is valued consultant of companies. He starred in the theater and film. He has also published a book entitled “Freeze 108”. He lived in different places of the planet, yet every day wakes up with the desire to learn and to seek beauty as if nothing had happened before.

Gian Domenico Troiano (Perugia 1989) is a photojournalist and videomaker. His training goes through a strong discipline taught by the best chefs in Europe, he has been working for years as a match head in different kitchens of the best restaurants in Europe. It develops an interest in travel and different cultures to mature the desire to leave the kitchen and devote himself to tell through the camera. Undertook long journeys in Brazil, Canary Islands, South East Asia. He has participated in several photographic festivals, he received in 2015 a Master in shooting and video editing collaborating in various short films, documentaries and videoclips.

Under the Patronage of:
Consolato Onorario d’Italia in Innsbruck
Società Dante Alighieri Innsbruck

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Maria Walcher
Im Nebenzimmer
curated by Barbara Cortina

The gallery Km0 is proud to introduce Im Nebenzimmer (opening Tuesday June 6), the first solo exhibit of the artist Maria Walcher for the Innsbruck location, curated by Barbara Cortina. Interpreted through an ironic, interdisciplinary and experimental approach, the artistic practice of Maria Walcher (Brixen, 1984) wonders tautologically on art function as communication tool, raising questions on the social, political and cultural sphere. Three particularly meaningful pieces are shown, as evinced in the chosen title for the exhibit (“in the next room”), are located in the interstitial and connecting spaces to the underground basement of Km0, playing thus not only a important complementary function, but also conceptually set at the border between theory and praxis totally respecting the artist modus operandi. The solo exhibit opens with the piece 7×4: out of order (2014). Reassuring and stimulating at the same time, the carpet is a fundamental element to transmit and preserve the cultural identity. In Im Nebenzimmer Maria Walcher shows us a carpet set on wooden blocks and re-assembled in a series of 15 tiles to build a puzzle. Far from being a simple decorative and receptive piece, 7×4: out of order turns into a sculpture that can be dismantled according to the visitors’ taste, an invitation to comparison and interaction, to exit the daily texture trying to embrace and arrange new perspective. Next comes Knoten (2015) that introduces a number of aspects interesting for the artist – oblivion, memory and relationship between past and present – plays with the knot symbol, to which the western culture has ever since attributed numerous meanings. In such case one starts from the typical popular proverb (tie a knot in the handkerchief to remember something) to delicately place emphasis on the paradox viewing, in the period of social media and obsessive pictures and witness, our historical, social and cultural memory getting increasingly ephemeral and transient. Last, the installation Agatha (shown for the first time in 2016 like public art intervention for the homonym district of Lana, a town in South Tyrol), is purposefully reconsidered for the exhibit place, almost entirely filling up the setting. Composed of three camping tents neatly arranged in rows, Agatha is a reflection on the settlement theme, on the fragile border separating the sedentary way of life from the one nomadic and precarious, public from private sphere. A sonic installation fulfils the piece and simultaneously creates a thread connecting the three pieces, evoking human presence and the space consciously lived.

Maria Walcher, born in 1984 in Brixen (Italy), has studied Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (MFA) at the Bauhaus-Universität of Weimar from 2012 to 2014 and Artistic Science and Art Education at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst of Vienna from 2004 to 2010. Her artistic practice is focused on the sociopolitical and site-specific aspect, investigated through international and trans-disciplinary collaborations, as well as public places interventions. Her work has been shown as solo and collective exhibits, workshops and artist residences at, among others, the Char-lama Depot, Sarajevo (2011), Die Färberei, Munich (2011), Kunstfest Weimar (2014), Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, De Haag (2014) and the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin (2015). She currently lives and works in Innsbruck (Austria).

Opening 6 June 2017 – 6 pm
7 June > 28 July 2017
Monday – Friday 11 am – 1 pm / 3 pm – 6 pm