Alessandro Giannì. L’apocalisse dell’ora | Opening on June 18, 2019
Alessandro Giannì | L’apocalisse dell’ora Curated by Lorenzo Gigotti
Opening reception on Tuesday, June 18 2019 starting from 6:30PM
Open to the public until July 19, from Monday to Friday 3:00-7:00PM AlbumArte | via Flaminia, 122 Roma
L’apocalisse dell’ora (The Apocalypse of Now), a personal exhibition by Alessandro Giannì, opens at AlbumArte – independent space for contemporary art in Rome on Tuesday June 18, 2019. The body of pictorial and sculptoral works is exhibited for the first time. The exhibition is curated by Lorenzo Gigotti and will remain open to the public until July 19, 2019.
In his work, Alessandro Giannì collects aesthetic fragments of social networks and the Internet with the intention of giving them a new existence. In this research there is a rigorous “image economy”. In his works the analogical practice of the painting merges with the use of new media, with the Internet and digital culture investigating the connections between the digital universe, parallel universes and the dreamlike and introspective world of human beings. In his artistic practice, he reuses the symbols of art history to create other landscapes and other images attributable to an indefinite age, causing a short circuit.
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Alessandro Giannì | Born in Rome in 1989, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. From 2013 to 2019 he has exhibited in various institutions in Italy and abroad including: MAXXI Museum (Rome) MACRO Museum (Rome), La Casa delle Armi (Rome), Swiss Institute (Rome), Swiss Institute (Milan), Museo D’Inverno (Siena), Biennale del Cinema di Venezia (Venice), Kühlhaus Berlin (Berlin); The American University Katzen Arts Center (Washington DC); Villa Firenze, the residence of the Italian Ambassador in USA (Washington DC). In 2014 he participated to the ÑEWPRESSIONISM movement founded by the Greek artist Miltos Manetas which included among the artists: Jon Raffman, Amalia Ulman, Petra Coltright, Robert Montgomery, Harm van den Dorpel, Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset. In 2015 he curated a series of independent exhibitions together with other Roman artists of his generation in Rome, inside the halls of the Città dell’Altra Economia. In 2016, he participated as an art director in the “Ovalis” project by Enrico Ghezzi and Emiliano Montanari. In this case, some of his works were installed at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.