Which flowers do you put in your gallery?
- I don't usually put flowers in the gallery. But fyi, I love light pink peony, the address you know it.
Why do you always show only one work?
- Because the gallery is called “One Work Gallery”.
“Curating, despite of what many may think of it these days is not about suturing together as many slick bits and pieces of discourse as one can find online and on art fairs. It’s about accumulated knowledge that changes a point of view or neatly aligns a chaos of references and thoughts. This is why lately the best-curated shows have been done by artists. It is their business to take a closer look at things. They have been heightening their senses for centuries. Their astute perception unravels new points of view on contemporary issues due to the unconventional ways in which their minds work. If artists are better curators, then why not gallerists. Salvatore Viviano is an artist turned gallery owner within his artistic practice; full circle. Successfully so. Withdrawal, repetition, isolation and commitment are some of the methods that artists use to make the viewer slow down and focus his attention. In a world of constant visual bombardment that is what constitutes the true rupture of our daily rhythm, makes us change pace, listen up, zoom in. Salvatore Viviano adapted these strategies for the gallery space. One Work Gallery does exactly what it promises: it shows one work at a time.”
Victoria Dejaco One Work Gallery’s booth curator at the VIENNACONTEMPORARY 2015