The Uninhabitants

Gal Weinstein, Patrizia Giambi and Patrizia Dal Re
Preview 28 March 2017, 6:30 pm
29 March – 20 May 2017

Riccardo Crespi gallery and Opifici Dal Re present The Uninhabitants, an exhibition that stands on the borderline between art and design and is based on a group of works whose formal characteristics would make it easy to assign them to the area of the domestic, the world of inhabiting.

The artists’ works all suggest a connection with corresponding objects of everyday use, but the doors Patrizia Giambi and Patrizia Dal Re have created, like Gal Weinstein’s disintegrating kitchen, display, on close examination, a quite different vocation that betrays an urge to un-inhabit rather than to inhabit: doors that do not protect, nor separate, a kitchen in which you can’t cook, an alcove that offers no privacy. Instead of conveying a reassuring sense of hearth and home, once they have emerged from the artist’s studio the works reveal their inability to function, thereby showing the fundamental divergence between the meanings implied in the creation of a work and its actual use.



Gal Weinstein was born at Ramat Gan in 1970. He lives and works in Tel Aviv. This year he will represent Israel at the 57th Venice Biennale, after showing his work in numerous solo exhibitions in museums and galleries all over the world and taking part in major events both in Israel and abroad, including the 25th Bienal de São Paulo, the 8th Mercosul Biennale and the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale.

Patrizia Giambi was born at Lugo, Ravenna, and lives and works in Forlì. She has collaborated since 1985 with Maurizio Cattelan, working alongside him in the spontaneous art group Palazzo del Diavolo. After intense exhibition activity in America from 1991 to 1997, she returned to Europe, showing at different institutions and galleries in Italy and the rest of the continent.

Opifici Dal Re has taken up the legacy of the Essegi publishing house in Ravenna and was set up by Patrizia Dal Re to play an active role in the creation and production of art.