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Wunderkammer | Ilaria Cuccagna | Ossimori

Preview 13 December 2016, h. 6.30 pm
14 December 2016 - 4 February 2017
based on an idea by Jean Claude Mosconi
curated by Francesca Pagliuca

Riccardo Crespi gallery presents Ilaria Cuccagna. Ossimori,fifth show of the Wunderkammer series, a participatory culture project: a space in the gallery is being offered to new patrons who desire to present and promote the work of Italian artists.

Ilaria Cuccagna is the artist chosen by Jean Claude Mosconi, and curated by Francesca Pagliuca. Cuccagna’s research explores memory, process and temporality concepts, through observation, which slowly conquers its own physical form, also integrating with the artist’s personal experiences.

Ossimori project presents a series of works moving on a double track: mostly, natural elements in conversation with the remains of human intervention. The differences, although strong, tend to dissolve. The opposite forces influence each other, up to the point of merging into one. This happened in Vivrà finché ne avrai cura, where the natural bronze oxidation process is being emphasized by the presence of moss humidity; or in Ossimori, a series of diptychs in which the natural elements integrate themselves into the stone veining in an almost mimetic manner. Following this dual overlook, the exhibited sculptures reveal a study which originates from listening, from exploring the surface, and finds its fulfilment in the depth, in the gaze that digs into the matter, looking for what regulates its inner balance.

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