The exhibition establishes a plastic relation between the space of the gallery and the private dimension of the artist’s studio where an intimate, secret dialogue architecture – colour, matter – light, that characterizes all Pirri’s research, comes to life. The artist has literally remade his studio, with a process of twisting it and adapting it to the architecture of the gallery, in via del Mandrione.
“The works I’m showing are shapes and matters opening up like flowers after the winter. They are the result of a helpless winter, in a studio where noone else has ever set foot or hand, eye or mind. The exhibition seems to be a bit deserted and individualist, however not speaking to us with a confidential voice … it tells about the small escaping from the big (…) Even the head discloses, like an open box or a flower quickly opening up, like a glance that hits the space twisting it and forming angles where you can find a form like a bird (…). Inside this harmonious singing, embracing us but leaving us alone, it’s us who look into each other’s eyes.”
Alfredo Pirri, April 2012
Read Alfredo Pirri’s text here.
Read Ludovico Pratesi’s text here.
To watch the video of the exhibition and Alvin Curran’s performance click here.