The Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery announced the opening of a new exhibition space in Piazza Goldoni n.2, Florence, Italy. On Thursday, February 25, 2016, two consecutive vernissage took place representing a symbolic transition from one exhibition space to the other: on one side, in Via Maggio, Attitudes>Sculpture #1, by Daniele Capra, and on the other side, in the new exhibition space in Piazza Goldoni, Tensioni Strutturali #1, by Angel Moya Garcia, thus creating a passageway between two nearby galleries, but with different character. While Attitudes>Sculpture #1 is the first step of a series of exhibitions through which different approaches to sculpture are compared, as well as the different attitudes highlighted by the practice carried out by each artist, Tensioni Strutturali #1 articulates itself as an organic project, divided in three separate exhibitions, which are mutually independent but yet interconnected among each other, and that will be gradually presented within the Gallery’s new exhibition spaces (be sure to take a look at our article about understanding and collecting sculpture).
The premiere of the exhibit will portray artworks and installations by: Ludovico Bomben, Nick Hornby, Charlotte Mumm, Santiago Reyes Villaveces, Jonathan Sullam. It is difficult to establish what sculpture truly is, given the presence of so many different poetics, physical approaches and conflicting materials, hard-to-define practices, interactions with architecture or performance action. Contemporary sculpture puts us in a condition of not being able to rigorously define it, but at the same time permits us to recognize it. It is thus even more obvious how it is necessary to highlight its guiding principles, frame its propensities and sensitivity, so to orient us in this otherwise uncertain geography.
Tensioni Strutturali #1 articulates itself as an organic project, divided in three separate exhibitions, which are mutually independent but yet interconnected among each other, and that will be gradually presented within the Gallery’s new exhibition spaces. The premiere of the exhibition will focus on the central role of the individual in the construction of perceived space. Four guest artists develop the first part of this trilogy, Carlo Bernardini, Monika Grzymala, Roberto Pugliese, and Esther Stocker, as an attempt to examine – through methodologies, poetics and different visions – the experiential space of reality and the role of the individual in its composition. A succession of ephemeral balances, unusual structures that increment the possibilities of perception, suspended explosions originating one disruptive disorientation, straight segments of lights and shadows that mark a subtle difference between the visible and the illusory, and sound processes that force space, making it a formal synthesis of its inherent characteristics. Residual traces of a sequence of under-tension devices, set and stratified into space, which reveal themselves to be gradually modulated, suspended, neat, and outlined, and are felt only in the moment in which the spectator experiences them. An invitation to experience the different contributions, overwhelmed with singularities, deformities, thresholds, and breaking points, in an environment in which perimeters are cancelled, stability is lost, and reference coordinates are hopelessly forgotten (check out our article about 10 women who create stunning sculptures).
Since opening its doors in 2012, Eduardo Secci has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres, featuring contemporary art of all media by emerging and mid carrier, national and international artists, supporting artists’ work in first person both in gallery and in institutional projects. Attitudes>Sculpture #1 and Tensioni Strutturali #1 exhibitions represent a symbolic transition from one exhibition space to the other. Attitudes>Sculpture #1 exhibition will be on view until May 28, 2016, while Tensioni Strutturali #1 will be on view until June 4, 2016 at The Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Featured Images: Nick Hornby - I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird (Coco Chanel), 2014, Resin and marble dust , 111 x 59 x 20 cm; Jonathan Sullam - I killed my mom, 2015, black metal and blown neons, 300 x 140 x 240 cm. Images courtesy of The Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery.