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INVITO ALTRI ECHI - Rita Urso gallery (i
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Other echoes
Inhabit the garden. Shall we follow?

The exhibition Altri echi brings together the artworks of artists Antonio Catelani, Filippo Cristini,

Dina Danish, Michele Spanghero, Marianne Vierø and the design duo Martinelli Venezia.
The title of the show quotes the lines of the poem “Burnt Norton”, included in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets (1943), where the theme of time as eternally present is central as both the past and the future converge in it. The garden, to which the author refers, as the space hosting the show, bears the signs of human presence and neglect but it is at the same time a poetic place, in which references to childhood and to future perspectives emerge.

Starting from this reflection on the continuity of time and on the idea of passage as a generative moment of new forms, the artworks on show emphasize an intrinsic dynamism and a transformative process in progress. The result is a fluid exhibition itinerary that immerses the viewer in an embracing situation.
The harmonious dialogue among design, painting, sculpture and installation interacts with the container of sui generis nature which, embodying the signs of time, becomes an integral part of the project.

The sensation of a state of passage from a before to an after, only apparently distinct in the immense flow of time, seems to remain constant.


Antonio Catelani,

Abwesenheiten in Preuβisch Blau,

2021, oil on canvas, 46x56 cm / 36x41 cm

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Antonio Catelani, stiff, 2019,

black ceramic, variable dimensions

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Filippo Cristini, Fitzcarraldo, 2020,

oil on linen canvas, 300x200 cm

Dina Danish, Here/There, 2011, installation, overhead projector, transparency, pencil on paper, variable dimensions

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Martinelli Venezia, UNSERIAL. bulbs, 202

Martinelli Venezia, UNSERIALS.bulbs, 2021, mouth-blown boron silicate bulb, variable dimensions

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Michele Spanghero, Monologue,

video installations, 2016, video full HD,

single channel, colors, stereo sound, 7 min loop.

Courtesy of Mario Mazzoli Gallery and Alberta Pane Gallery

Marianne Viero Dot, Dot, Dot - In Lieu o

Marianne Vierø,

Dot, Dot, Dot – in Lieu of Regularity, 2021,

circular stickers on squared stationery paper,

28 x 21,5 cm (framed 26,6 x 32,6 x 3,2 cm)


Antonio Catelani (Florence, 1962) lives and works in Milan. He attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and the Stipendium der Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions in galleries and public institutions in Italy and abroad: Museo Novecento, Florence (2018-2014), Rita Urso artopiagallery, Milan (2016), Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome (2016-2001-1995), Kunstverein aller/Art, Bludenz (A) (2013-2001), Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz (2013-2005-1997), Polo Museale/Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence (2012), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2012), Museo Pecci, Prato (2012-2002-2000-1998-1991), Quadriennale d'Arte di Roma (2008-1996), MoCA, Shanghai, China (2006), Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2006), Museo MAN, Nuoro (2005), Palazzo Fabroni Arti Visive, Pistoia (2004-2002-2001), 10th Sculpture Biennial, Carrara (2000), PAC, Milan (1998-1989-1986), Museo Archeologico, Florence (1994), Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, Trento (1993), Berlinische Galerie/Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin (1992), Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (1991), Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel (1991), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (1989), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (1989), Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna (1989-1988), 43rd Venice Biennale (1988).

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