Giving a programmatic continuity to her constant search for artists under the age of 40, Raffaella De Chirico is presenting for Zona Maco Arte Contemporaneo: Andrea Famà (Catania, 1988) and Paolo Peroni (Milan, 1984).
After the resounding success achieved during Zona Maco 2016, Raffaella De Chirico is pleased to promote the stay of Paolo Peroni in Mexico City: a 2-month-residency to let the artist involved with the Mexican artistic scene and cultural ferment and to produce the new works that will be exhibited during the Fair’s opening days.
Paolo Peroni’s uses discarded materials or materials that are not considered belonging to the noble tradition of sculpture such as rubber, iron, cement and polymers. Such choice undoubtedly derives from the need to address the long economic crisis that has blanketed his country in recent years which has precluded the idea of opulent and monumental art. Peroni's poetics feature the central issues stemming from the analysis of our present time, themes ranging from disease to bankruptcy: for this reason, Raffaella De Chirico decided to support a residency of the artist in a strong developing country as Mexico is.
In conversation with Peroni, the young promising Andrea Famà who has been displayed for the first time by Raffaella De Chirico during the 2015 Contemporary Art Week in Torino and whose work is made up by natural elements, sculptures and little common objects
Andrea Fama’ processual work is founded on materials such as gypsum, marble, photographic film, hemp, terracotta and others used by the artist to represent his own memory, a sort of intimate narration through a contemporary code. The one of Andrea Famà is a dynamic and variable time warp experience in which time, in particular the artist’s one, embraces the public that is put in contact with the elegiac spirit of things.
Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea is presenting for SAMPLE exhibit a feminine collective show including: Irma Blank, Andi Kacziba, Elena Modorati, Ima Montoya, Carol Rama, Eva Sørensen.
Each one of the exhibited artists’ artistic expression is related to their generational transition as it is sign for Irma Blank, tapestry as an artistic medium for Andi Kacziba, wax for Elena Modorati, painting for Ima Montoya, sculpture for Eva Sørensen, a research closed to Arte Povera for Carol Rama.
We are proposing 6 object-based works (one per artist). Please find here below a brief introduction of each artist and the image of the exhibited work.