Thursday, 28 February 2008

That is (im)material

ARTIST: Jacopo Miliani
DATE: 2006
MEDIA: Lambda print mounted on plexiglass
Courtesy of Via Nuova Arte Contemporanea

To disappear, to dissolve, to dissemble, to obscure are acts evoking a nostalgia for past or future events, whose reality is constantly called into question. In my artistic research, I use different objects as traces of a ghostly presence, in order to exhale atmospheres in between the haste of communication and a sentimental stasis. My work aims to express the impossibility and failure of translating the notion of absence. The category of ‘non-presence’ always refers to a lack of an effective presence and marks the performativity of a space in absence of a subject. The double function of my interventions – installations vs ephemeral situations is not an opposition, but it expresses the way to channel different elements, apparently conflicting each other, in a multi-playing logic. Here dual aspects reinforce their value and lead the viewer into different levels of narration.
-Jacopo Miliani

ARTIST: Cesare Pietroiusti

TITLE: Evolution de l'Art

The gallery Evolution de l’Art arises from a collaboration between SPACE (Juraj Carny, Diana Majdakova and Lydia Pribisova) and Cesare Pietroiusti.

Evolution de l’Art is a gallery for contemporary art which only sells artworks that are immaterial, with no physical residue, and it does not release certificates of authenticity, nor statements or receipts. EdlA will represent, on a non-exclusive basis, artists whose artwork is, at least in the case of some specific projects, alien from any physical-material component. Beyond this condition, there will not be any other limitation or requisite for represented artists in terms of medium or technique.

EdlA offers the possibility of becoming contemporary art collectors to the widest possible audience. Therefore the gallery will offer artworks at a range of very different prices, including some that can be purchased for a few Euros. Purchases can be made at the headquarters of the gallery (Stefanikova 21, Bratislava) or through the website

ARTIST: Kostis Velonis
TITLE: Bound to the Brotherhood
DESCRIPTION: Sculptural Object

The ‘sculptures for the defense of anarchism’ gather some of the symptoms of the anarchism along the history of the movement. It seems to suggest a collective memory, a strike, an alert,
but at the same time they represent a kind of privacy and individuality which lies, I suppose, at the basis of the precise ideology.
-Kostis Velonis

ARTISTS: Vedovamazzei
TITLE: 640 Carezze
DATE: 2005