Gian Maria Tosatti opens his brand new art exhibition at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca. The artworks are now on show and will be till the 30th of July 2023.
Gian Maria Tosatti opens NOw/Here
The art exhibition takes place in the Shed space. The narrative of this new chapter of the artist’s creative process brings together two cycles of paintings:
It is part of a series of works made of gold and rust which dates to 2020. These huge format paintings are conceived on iron boards. Tosatti intention is to depict the contradictions of the contemporary human condition giving shape to
“portraits of communities, moments, and collective idea“Gian Maria Tosatti
By mixing gold and rust the artist creates an impossible fusion that exemplifies how the paradox of values on which consumer society is based has ended up corrupting every kind of human relationship.
This series of ten works in graphite and charcoal on canvas represents a further reflection on central themes of the artist’s oeuvre. At the heart of these works there are the relationship between humans and nature and reference to the history of Western ideals.
Using graphite Gian Maria Tosatti switches from the real to the imaginative dimension. The result is the representation of horizons studded with enigmatic white spheres.
About Gian Maria Tosatti
Gian Maria Tosatti was born in Rome in 1980. He is an Italian visual artist, journalist and essayist.
His projects usually are long term investigations on specific topics related with the concept of identity, from the political to the spiritual standpoint.Tosatti.org
His work consists mainly in large scale site specific installation conceived for entire buildings or urban areas. His practice involves often the communities of the places where he works.
In 2015 the international magazine ArtReview put him on the list of the 30 most interesting artists of his generation (Future Greats).
About Pirelli Hangar Bicocca
Pirelli HangarBicocca is a non-profit foundation which has converted a former industrial plant in Milan into an institution for producing and promoting contemporary art (2004). This dynamic center for experimentation covers 15,000 square meters, making it one of the largest contiguous exhibition spaces in Europe.
It presents major solo shows every year by Italian and international artists, with each project conceived to work in close relation to the architecture of the complex.
Admission to the space and the shows is completely free of charge, and facilitators are on hand to help the public connect with the art. Since 2012, Vicente Todolí has been the foundation’s Artistic Director.
The complex, which once housed a locomotive factory, includes an area for public services and educational activities, and three exhibition spaces whose original twentieth-century architectural features have been left clearly visible: Shed, Navate, and Cubo.
As well as its exhibitions program and cultural events, Pirelli HangarBicocca also permanently houses one of Anselm Kiefer’s most important site-specific works, The Seven Heavenly Palaces 2004-2015, commissioned for the opening of Pirelli HangarBicocca.
*Cover picture by The Milan City Journal
*Source for copy: website of Pirelli Hangar Bicocca