THE ILLUSION OF THE PERFECT CENTURY
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OPENING_ wed 30 april 2014 _ h 18:00
exhibit_ 2 may 2014 > 30 may 2014
tuesday > friday _ h 16:00 > h 19:00
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CORPO 6 GALERIE
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“The Illusion of the perfect century” is a project of paintings and installations by Lapo Simeoni, developed for CORPO 6, that activates a deconstruction of the iconic apparatus of the contemporaneity – using images taken by various media of mass communication -. In order to depict the dynamic of the actual social scenario.
Lapo Simeoni, through an alchemic process of transmutation, defines, in this way, a new syntactic interrelation between the selected iconic “objects”. Producing a reappropriation. A rewriting. Defining a lucid vision.
What emerges is a “fresco” of the social conflicts. The friction within the “social body”. The vivid contradictions.
The themes, taken under observation, include the problematic of borders. Assumed as symbolic figure of research and discussion. The limen between individuals, classes and politic configurations. A new scene is therefore represented without mystifications. A vivid, and cruel snapshot of the nowaday reality.
A formal tract, that unifies the painting and installative practice of “The Illusion of the perfect century”, is the orange flu painting. A visual attractor that reinforces the process of individuation.
A new perspective rushes to the surface of the communal acceptance of the facts.
Defining the obscene and peremptory illusion of the perfect century.
Born in Orbetello, Grosseto in 1979. Studied at theSaint Martins school in London, where he completedthe Foundation Course in Art and Design in 2002. From the outset he has worked in a broad range of expressive media, from mural painting to photography
and the creation of painting-installations, a hallmark of his work. He also shows a profound sensitività to the use of different materials, including steel, plexiglas and recycled materials, alongside light installations. Simeoni describes the basic themes
of his artistic research as follows: the effects of globalized consumerism, symbols and stereotypes of Italian history.
In 2008 he won the international MOVIN’ UP project, organized by the GAI organization, holding his first double personal exhibition in Beijing (China), curated by Filippo Salviati. In 2009 he organized and participated in the exhibition 7 ITALIAN VISION in Basel during Art|40|Basel (Swiss). In 2010 he held his first personal exhibition in Rome, “Mind the Gap” curated by Francesca Franco at the Altri Lavori in Corso gallery.
In 2011 participated in the exhibition ARS APOCALIPSIS - KUNST UND KOLLAPS KUNSTVEREIN KREIS GUTERSLOH, (Germany), curated Malte & Henning Boecker, whit international and historical artist like Gherard Richter and Albrecht Dürer.
SELECT SOLO SHOW
2014 THE ILLUSION OF THE PERFECT CENTURY | curated by Fabio Campagna, CORPO 6, BERLIN (GERMANY)
2014 IL TASTO ROSSO | curated by Guido Cabib, THE FORMAT Gallery, Milan
2013 PIAZZE ITALIANE | curated by Nicola Cecchelli, Piombino, (Li)
2012 ADD AND REMOVE | Art.Lab Gallery, Luca Grechi & Lapo Simeoni, Grosseto
2011 VIVA L'ITALIA! | Organized by Provincia di Grosseto, curated by Mauro Papa, text of Francesca Franco, M. Papa. Cassero Mediceo, Grosseto
2010 MIND THE GAP | Galleria Altri Lavori In Corso, curated by Francesca Franco, Rome
2008 Costellazioni | CEDAV, Curated by Mauro Papa, Grosseto
2008 Empty City/ Mutant Place | MOVIN' UP project, Art Channel Gallery, curated by Filippo Salviati, text of Ambra Corinti, Beijing, (CHINA)
2007 2046 Preview | EX Cinema Marraccini, Grosseto
2005 Metropolis | Lapo Simeoni + Enrico Bertelli, Montecchi Arte, Grosseto
SELECT GROUP SHOW
2013 Art Garden | installtion site specific | curated by HeyArt, Zoologic Garden, Florence
2013 SPAM! | Curated by Sguardo contemporaneo, Pastificio Cerere, Rome
2013 déjà made_ready vu | curated by Nicola Cecchelli, Museo del Mare, Palazzo Appiani, Piombino (Li)
2012 Pane d’artista | Museo Civico G. Fattori, Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
2012 ARTOUR-O | Giardini Villa la Vedetta, Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
2012 PINO PASCALI MEDITERRANEO METROPOLITANO | Curated by Enza bergantino, Rossella Romito, Teatro Due, Parma
2011 ARS APOCALIPSIS - KUNST UND KOLLAPS | KUNSTVEREIN KREIS GUTERSLOH, curated by Malte & Henning Boecker, (GERMANY)
2011 IK MIS JE -I MISS YOU | De Krabbedans exposities, kunstuitleen, Eindhoven, (HOLLAND)
2011 ETRUSCHI CONTEMPORANEI | Ass. Melograno, Art.Lab Gallery, text of Mauro Papa, Ex Scuola L. Radice, Porto Ercole, (Gr)
2011 LAURA FILM FESTIVAL, TUNNEL GALLERY | curated by F. Franco. Artist: PINO MODICA, LAPO SIMEONI, CARLO BERNARDINI, Bonassola, (Sp)
2011 PREMIO BASI | curated by Silvia Petronici, Cava di Roselle-Parco di Pietra, (Gr)
2010 L'UNITA' VISIBILE | curated by Mauro Papa, Cava di Roselle-Parco di Pietra, (Gr)
2010 Art Amsterdam | Gallery wim van Krimpen / Kunsthandel H. Pijnenburg, (HOLLAND)
2009 LUNA e L'altra | Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Brescia
2009 XIV BJCEM - Biennal of Young Artists | Skopje, (MACEDONIA)
2009 7 Italian Visions | Art.Lab Gallery, Text of Angelo Quattrocchi, Basel, (SUISSE)
2008 Kontraste | S&G Gallery, Berlin, (GERMANY)
2007 Integration and Conflict | curated by Social Impact, Bottini dell'Olio, Livorno
2006 F. Russo Gallery | curated by Francesca Franco, Rome
2006 1∞edizione Musae | Museo Urbano, Casale Monferrato, Turin
2006 10+1 e il Nuovo Realismo | Art.Lab Gallery, text of Francesca Franco, Grosseto
2006 Il Nuovo Paesaggio Italiano | curated by Uliviero Toscani, Sterpaia, Pisa
2004 Palatino Exp v.2 | metropolitan Style between Paris/Rome, Granma, Rome
2002 Final Exhibition Foundation Course | Central Saint Martins, London (UK)
PREMI / SELECTED AWARDS/ GRANTS
2014 Selected for AAF Art Fair young Emerging Artist selectd Exhibition, Super Studio+, Milan
2011 Selectd for PREMIO BASI | curated by Silvia Petronici, Cava di Roselle-Parco di Pietra (Gr)
2008 Selectd for MOVIN'UP | exhibitions Empty City /Mutant Place, Beijing, (CHINA).
2006 Selectd and 1∞ Prize of MUSAE | exhibition Sel.> Gianni Maimeri, Paolo Manazza, Gabriele Amadori and Sandro Baroni. Conzano, (Al)
2006 III Prize Ex/Aequo Biennal Emilio Rizzi | sel.> Paolo Cappelletti, Stefano Fugazza, Francasca Pensa, William Xerra), Brescia
“The work of art is a place of identity” F. Mauri
CORPO 6 GALERIE is an art project by Fabio Campagna.
CORPO 6 GALERIE focuses, through a series of crossing media and site specific international artists projects, on the examination of functioning of identity topics within the articulation of the city. Taken as a symbolical, political, cultural and sociological reference. An alive body of living contents.
CORPO 6 GALERIE runs a series of performative projects where the music element plays its role in relation to the!
dynamic of the space and to the open physicality of the body.
CORPO 6 GALERIE is a space of music research and design production.
CORPO 6 GALERIE, a 86 square meters space, is located in HB55 Räume der Kunst, Herzbergstrasse 55, Lichtenberg, Berlin.
_ You can also read our CORPO 6 Journal - may 2012 / august 2013 -
with all the Exhibitions and the Projects at CORPO 6 between may 2012 / august 2013, here:
_ F R A G M E N T S # 0 a periodical visual web magazine by CORPO 6:
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