AIKE-DELLARCO is pleased to announce the exhibition “Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes”, featuring works by Tang Dixin (China), Giuseppe Gabellone (Italy), Diego Perrone (Italy), Jurgen Ots (Belgium), Lee Kit (Hong Kong), and Neïl Beloufa (France).
The exhibition gathers together a group of artists who, regardless of their geographical distance and contextual diversity, are engaged in redefining the identity of their art practice, activating a contamination between different mediums like painting, sculptures, video and performance.
“Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes” is a playful reference to the phenomenon of Synesthesia, a physical condition that allows those affected to experience the ordinary world in extraordinary ways.
This exhibition borrows the basic concept that lies within Synesthesia, to offer a metaphor of any creative effort that embrace the possibility of cross-connections between unrelated conceptual realms, and that by elaborating the ordinary world through extraordinary connections, offers us novel perspectives on everyday experiences and familiar notions.
Giuseppe Gabellone (1973) was born in Brindisi, Italy. He has participated in Venice Biennale twice (2003 and 1997), VII Biennale de Lyon (2003) and Documenta 11 (2002). He has also shown in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (2009); and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2001).
Neïl Beloufa (1985) was born in Paris, France. He has participated in Shanghai Biennale (2014), Venice Biennale (2013) and XII Biennale de Lyon (2013). He has held solo shows at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2011), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2012), and New Museum, New York, USA (2011). His work has been included in the permanent collection in Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Diego Perrone (1970) was born in Asti, Italy. His works follow his predecessor of Futurism, Arte Povera, and Transavanguardia. He has participated in Venice Biennale twice (2003 and 2013), Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2006) and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005). His works were also selected to exhibit at New Museum, New York, USA (2008), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2007), and at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2004).
Jurgen Ots (1978) was born in Belgium. He had participated in group shows held in Reykjavik National Museum (2013) and Musée d'Ixelles in Brussels (2012). He has also participated in the First Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium (2008).
Lee Kit (1978) was born in Hong Kong, China. He has participated at Sharjah Biennial (2015); Kiev Biennial (2014), has been selected to represent Hong Kong at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), and is one of the seven artists shortlisted for the inaugural Hugo Boss Asia Art Award (2013). His recent solo shows include “And” at AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China (2014); “You”, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong, China (2014); "Every Breath You Take”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2012). His selected group exhibitions include “The Ungovernables", New Museum, New York, USA (2012); "Print/Out", MoMA, New York, USA (2012).
Tang Dixin (1982) was born in Hangzhou, China. He has participated in 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014), “Jing Shen – The act of painting in contemporary China” in PAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy (2015), and “ON|OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice” in UCCA, Beijing, China (2013). His recent solo shows include “Mr. Hungry”, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China (2014); “Tang Dixin”, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (2014).