Design and Narrative in the Found Object. Le installazioni di Dodge trovano nuove narrazioni negli oggetti insignificanti della vita di tutti i giorni, Gamper e' invece interessato particolarmente alle implicazioni psico-sociali del design del mobile.
Sponsored by the Franco Noero Gallery in Turin, this artist-curated exhibition in the AAR Art Gallery and in the Cryptoporticus of the McKim, Mead & White building looks at the everyday world through the work of two artists whose practices are very different but who have in common a fascination with the potential of the Found Object to become something else. American artist Jason Dodge's installations find new narratives in the insignificance and marginality of objects taken from everyday life (gloves, blankets, pipes, lightbulbs, electrical wires). The total work is composed, both by the visible part of the object and by the invisible story surrounding and penetrating it: the detail becomes the mark of a generality bypassing it. Italian artist Martino Gamper has a particular interest in the psycho-social aspects of furniture design, including corners (the multiple emotions provoked by the single right-angled boundary) and underused spaces. His art often reworks unwanted objects through craftsmanship, and the story behind his art involves materials, techniques, people and places, the finished product being a token of all of these things that inhabits the brief interlude between making and using.
The exhibition will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4pm to 7pm until 29 April 2013.
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Inaugurazione 13 marzo ore 18
American Academy in Rome
via Angelo Masina, 5 00153, Roma
Orario: ven, sab e dom ore 16-19