Redesigning the space

  • When:   February 12, 2022 - April 05, 2022
  • this event is ended

Photography

Redesigning the space

LABS Contemporary Art is pleased to present, on Saturday 12 February, Redesigning the space, by Angela Madesani. The exhibition features the works of four artists who work with the photographic medium: Marina Caneve, Giulia Marchi, Andreas Gefeller and Massimo Vitali.

The leitmotif of the exhibition is the idea of a reinterpretation of space through photographic language. In Massimo Vitali's large photos, natural space becomes social space. Angela Madesani writes in the text accompanying the exhibition: «On display are two large photos in dark tones. Here everything is lava, everything is hard and pungent and the light changes very quickly. Vitali redesigns the space, remeasures it through another category. His is a social space, strongly anthropized that we can connect to his formation.»
Andreas Gefeller looks at the architectural space from above, changing the perception we usually have of it, creating zenith visions. His is the successful attempt of perceptual mutation and therefore of re-proposing space. Madesani continues: «Although it is a useless and obsolete question, it is natural to ask ourselves what kind of photographic operation we are facing. Is it documentation? In some ways, yes, because nothing has been added and everything corresponds perfectly to reality. At the same time, however, we must realize that the perspective proposed in the image, in this way, never existed. The user might think he is in front of a real, instantaneous image, but this is not the case.»
The one proposed by Giulia Marchi is a conceptual space, in which the artist's reading reveals further dimensions. On display are two works from the Fundamendal series which are the result of an in-depth study of the texts by the contemporary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The work stems from the desire to relate artistic research with Koolhaas's writings dedicated to the concept of space and the use we make of it.

Those of Marina Caneve shown here are still life, in which the objects are able to draw the spatial dimension through the essence of the forms, in close relationship with the natural space in which they are contained.
The artists we refer to look, through the room, at the space in front of them and interpret it, read it, draw it, propose it beyond a purely objective dimension.

Marina Caneve was born in Belluno in 1988, where she lives and works.
Her photographic research explores how our knowledge is shaped, through a research-based approach that confronts different perspectives.
Group exhibitions (selection 2021 - 2020):
2021 Atlante Architettura Contemporanea, curated by Matteo Balduzzi, Alessandra Cerroti and Luciano Antonino Scuderi, Triennale, Milan
2021 Di roccia, fuochi e avventure sotterranee, curated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva, MAXXI, Rome
2021 Bridges are Beautiful, curated by Jon Uriarte, GETXOPHOTO, Spain
2021 Reset, curated by MAPS, De Markten, Bruxelles, Belgium
2020 Not only history, but our memories, curated by Carlo Sala, Podbielski Contemporary, Milan
2020 IAlp, curated by Giangavino Pazzola and Veronica Lisino, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Turin

Giulia Marchi was born in Rimini in 1976, where she lives and works.
She studied classical literature at the University of Bologna.
Literary research and a conceptual approach are precise stylistic features of her photographic language.
Solo show (selection):
2021 Artissima, Turin
2020 La natura dello Spazio logico, curated by Angela Madesani, LABS Contemporary Art, Bologna
2015 Rokovoko, Matèria, Rome
2014 Multiforms, Photographica Fine Art Gallery, Lugano
Group exhibitions (selection 2021 - 2020):
2021 Dismantling the silence, Miart, Milan
2020-21 Stasi frenetica, Artissima Unplugged, GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
2020 Multiforms, LABS Contemporary Art, Bologna
2020 Resistance & Sensibility, collection Donata Pizzi, Fotografie forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Andreas Gefeller was born in 1970. He lives and works in Düsseldorf.
He studied photography at the University of Essen, Germany. Gefeller was appointed in 2001 by the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie.
Solo show (selection):
2021 Andreas Gefeller, Fotoarbeiten, Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen, Germany
2020 Andreas Gefeller, Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Colonia, Germany
2020 Andreas Gefeller: Mapping Perception, Atlas Gallery, London
Group exhibitions (selection 2021 - 2020):
2021 Civilization. The Way We Live Now, Mucem, Marsiglia, France
2020 Remember Art Cologne, Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Colonia, Germany
2020 Civilization. The Way We Live Now, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand

Massimo Vitali was born in Como in 1944. He lives and works between Lucca and Berlin.
After high school he moved to London, where he studied Photography at the London College of Printing.
Solo show (selection):
2021 Pienovuoto, Forte Belvedere – Museo del ‘900, Florence
2021 Leporello 2020. No Country for Old Men, Visionarea, Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome
2020 Human Constellations, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin
2020 New Normal, La Fab, Paris
2019 Massimo Vitali: Short Stories, Mazzoleni, London
Mostre collettive (selezione 2021 - 2020):
2021 Partance, Villa Théo, Le Lavandeu, France
2021 The Families of Man, Museo Archeologico Regionale di Aosta
2021 RIVA Project, MAD Murate Art District, Florence
2021 Natura Risponde, Associazione 21 – Ex complesso officine Gay, Lodi
2021 Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers, Design Museum, London
2020 Civilization. The Way We Live Now, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand

Title: Redesigning the space

Opening: February 12, 2022

Ending: April 05, 2022

Organization: LABS Contemporary Art

Curator: Angela Madesani

Place: Bologna, LABS Contemporary Art

Address: Via Santo Stefano 38 - 40125 Bologna

Opening 12 February 2022, h 4pm / 9pm
15 February – 5 April 2022
TUE - SAT 10am – 1pm / 3pm -7pm and on appointment

More info on this website: https://www.labsgallery.it/