Vittorio Cavallini &
"Lost and found"
curated by Andrew Smaldone
opening Thursday November 8th- at 6.30-8:30 pm
SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Florence
Invitato a confrontarsi con gli spazi di SRISA, Vittorio Cavallini presenta Vanoalto, uno studio nato dalla collaborazione con la designer Paola Mariani e alcune attività artigianali toscane che si concentra sulle possibilità di trasformazione del mondo oggettuale per mezzo di riattivazioni, minimi spostamenti e poetiche rivelazioni. L'artista toscano, dopo la presentazione di "Laboratorio" al Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma, ci conduce attraverso interventi fisici e progettuali alla scoperta della ricerca che lo ha spinto ad attrezzare il suo studio e a fare della collaborazione con l'altro uno strumento per il cambiamento.
La mostra sarà aperta al pubblico dall'8 novembre al 1 dicembre 2012, dalle ore 12:00 alle 22:00.
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Invited to intervene in the spaces of Santa Reparata International School of Art, Vittorio Cavallini has decided to introduce Vanoalto, a collaboration with designer Paola Mariani and some Tuscan artisans who focus on the possibility of transforming the world of objects through "reactivations", which can best be dfined as "minimal movements and poetic revelations".
Cavallini is a Tuscan artist who has presented the "Laboratory" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome. In his work he often takes the viewer through a physical and spatial intervention and sees his studio as a means towards collaboration, ultimately, as a tool for change.
The exhibition is open to the public from November 8th to December 1st, 2012, from 12pm-10pm. for more information: 055-4627374, firstname.lastname@example.org
An interview with Vittorio Cavallini by Andrew Smaldone
An interview with Vittorio Cavallini
by Andrew Smaldone
Andrew Smaldone: How will you intervene in the school's spaces? Vittorio Cavallini: The school-based intervention began when w entered the lobby, we didn't know what we would do but then we started to look around and enjoy the things that were there in the space. We sat on the couches and had a look at some magazines, we read about the program for the academic year and we decided to start from that impression. AS: You were talking about the possibility of using existing furnishings and about changing their function VC: We assume that the space at SRISA is a place to sit, reflect, read, learn, wait, because it already has its furniture and its magazines and is ready to be inhabited. If you change the arrangmente of furniture, you can improve the usability of the objects or improve the functionality of the space, but I could also simply state that sometimes there is an exaggerated desire for change and this change may lead to a different functionality of the thing or just a different feeling on the part of the user - but not necessarily in the sense that requires an improvement on an already given situation. AS: You work often with recyclked materials VC: Working with recycled materials does not mean looking through the trash or making beautiful thins with the scraps of society; it is more of a desire for change, the transformation of something into something else, considering the object never finished I think. You feel a specific need that generates a request; what we're trying to do is to live each moment, to go along with our intuition in what we do by working with the means granted to us. AS: What is Vanoalto? VC: Vanoalto was born from the search ofr a space in which to work without knowing what work we would do. For now we haven't exactly found the right space, so we'll just have to wait and see how "high" we're willing to take this design-project.