Every website is a monument. L'artista tratta i siti web come luoghi dove possiamo immaginare gli oggetti, nello stesso modo in cui possiamo ammirare una scultura in uno spazio pubblico. L'installazione presenta una serie di cartoline, create con Google Map, nelle quali si possono vedere diverse location di Milano associate a monumenti virtuali.
Gloria Maria Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo Italian exhibition of Greek artist Angelo Plessas.
In his work Plessas combines animated drawings with domain names to create websites.
He treats websites as places where we can imagine and experience objects, the same way we can admire a
sculpture in a public space.
This becomes particularly urgent at a time when we live part of our lives online, questioning and often
blurring what is private and what is public. So visiting a website becomes as public as visiting a traditional
monument. At the same time the artist is fascinated with traditional monuments because they engage us with
symbols of nostalgic tension. In this way websites suggest a new kind of monumentality where notions of
classical time and space are being questioned.
"Every website is a monument" is a project consisting in an participatory website installation, a street sign, a
monument and some postacrds.
In the gallery a big sign will be installed and one of the artistʼs website will be projected on it. This big sign will became a screen for the projection of a monument, making us think about the theme of what is real, what is proposed, what is a real proposal or a fake projection. The installation features also a series of postcards, created with stills from Google Maps Street Views, which show some locations in the city of Milan and associated virtual “offline” monuments, that represent a threedimensional and sculptural versions of Plessasʼ websites. The gallery itself becomes a sort of virtual location, such as a computer does.
Angelo Plessas' website AllDayDoingNothing.com will be hosted and projected, from the 1st to the 13th of February 2011, on the external wall of the Triennale Bovisaʼs forecourt, in via Lambruschini 31.
For further information please contact the gallery: email@example.com
Special thanks to:
Angelidakis Architecture Studio for the collaboration
Arte da Mangiare and Centro Ellenico di Cultura for the Patronage
NABA Scuola di Media Design e Arti Multimediali for the collaboration
Triennale Bovisa for the kind hospitality
Exact days has to be decided
NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti,Via C. Darwin 20, Milano
Opening reception for the artist: Friday, January 14th, from 7pm to 9pm
Gloria Maria Gallery
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