MATERICA

MATERICA
ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION
16/05/2019 – 31/10/2019

The exhibition “Materica” presents works of art and design, that accompany the visitor on a journey that goes from the most ancient and tradition-related materials to contemporary research, emphasizing how creativity is a never-ending path, even when using known media. In the ’50s, a proper material art current gets recognition, where the material is openly the bearer of both sign and meaning. While in art, the freedom in choice of material is wider, design must respond not only to aesthetic choices, but also – and above all – to functionality, by combining practicality and style. Sometimes, one of the two gets the upper hand over the other, but when the two meet in balance, then a good design is produced. Design needs to be material, it cannot be resolved in a performance like art. His is the realm of matter, and sometimes it is precisely the existing constraints that allow unexpected and successful creative flights.

00 - GROUND FLOOR

ANNA SANTINELLO

Anna Santinello realizes sculpture and paintings, often giving life to poor recovery materials, crossed by the pain of previous existences. Many of them denounce the pain, abandonment and violence suffered by women in a society in constant decay, turned more to appearance than to being.

 

 

SENZA TITOLO
Iron, copper and stainless steel twisted threads
Various dimensions
1998-2017

DANIELA EVANGELISTI

Daniela Evangelisti tells her story to women, to their unbelievable strength handed down from one generation to the other. Ancient sheets, snow-white and rough, delicate organdie and ethereal laces interweave with steel, iron and metallic nets to narrate unexpressed desires that are still echoing, about deep knots that should be untied to breath some fresh air, about almost invisible cages to be freed from.

 

 

SCRAPOLARIO
Wire mesh, linen thread, raw silk, silk thread
39 x 42 cm
2017

MICHAEL STABILE

Michael Stabile, a photographer specialized in fashion advertising, presents a series of photos from the “Optical Art Fashion” photo campaign, created in honour of the Optical and Kinetic art of the ’70s, where he interprets fabrics and clothes by Lettieri Maison of Haute Couture. The photographer plays with the illusion of a pure two-dimensionality, blending materials and levels, and at the same time our perception of space..

 

 

Flowers in Line Black and White – Geometria
Print on canvas
100 x 70 cm
2016

OKI IZUMI

Ōki’s works are mainly made of industrial glass panes, a material possessing the double quality of transparency and reflection. The overlapping of slabs create a play of lights and reflections, creating the illusion of other spaces and levels, while at the same time maintaining the sensation of the concrete and substantial presence of the material.

 

 

Transparent memory
Glass
35 x 41 x 24 cm
2018

PAOLA BARTOLACCI

In Paola Bartolacci’s works, the choice of materials is a pretext to play with irony, to surprise the beholder and unhinge consolidated ways of thinking. Like the pills used instead of colour for a portrait that invites reflection on the use we make of those very pills, or the resins, chalks and enamels reproducing human organs, without any gruesome intent, but rather with humour.

 

 

Manuale Distruzione
Jelly pills on fabric
116 x 97 cm

PAOLO BARICHELLO

Paolo Barichello transforms and shapes traditional materials such as wood and iron, metal alloys and plastics; with poetry and playfulness he succeedes to animate them in symbolic or representative works, bringing in some occasions the interpretation of social conditions on which he wants to raise attention and sensitivity.

 

 

Bandana Pantani
Etched and protected iron with cement base
Multiple 21 pieces
100 x 51 x H80 cm
2018

ADRENALINA

Bigala – designed by Roberto Giacomucci – is a result of a reflection between inside and outside, between function and evasion, between privacy and openness, and enhance the role of upholsterd furnishings as increasingly versatile elements in domestic and public living environments that are meant to host a universe of people relating with each other in many different
ways.

 

 

BIGALA
Drop e Coda by Kvadrat, Barkley by Glamour Textile. Metal and wooden frame, high density polyurethane foam. Optionals USB and Schuko plug
Armchair 98 x 70 H 100 / sH 45 cm
Sofa 160 x 70 H 100 / sH 45 cm
Sofa 222 x 70 H 100 / sH 45 cm
2011

BAM

Constantly looking for contaminations, synergies, intricacies: BAM’s production, traditionally linked to metals, encounters today other materials, opening up a dialogue with artisans’ and designers’ skills, and with the interpreters of local art. Iron and cork, typical materials of the Sardinian tradition, are reinterpreted in a contemporary and global design perspective.

 

 

 

Boe+
Metal sculpture with stone base
Different measures
2004

GNSTYLE

GNStyle, an art and design workshop dedicated to iron, and created by Paolo Obinu and Giorgio Nervi in Monferrato, is dedicated to ancient materials. Iron and steel, while taking us back to the first functional objects made by man in history, are reinterpreted in new ways. In the seats and tables exhibited on this occasion, the steel used is presented with pop colours, giving lightness and freshness to the objects.

 

 

 

“Oltre” bench
FE 360 Painted steel
113 x 41 x H47/77 cm
2017

MARCO RUBINI

Marco Rubini applies his interest in design to the recovery and enhancement of the excellence of the territory where he lives, Umbria. His language moves from philosophical reflection to humour, reaching a perfect encounter with the functionality of his design creations, be they vases or chairs.

Porta Mo’
Sofa. Painted steel, Pla, Bleu horse covering
15 x 19 x H27 cm
Unique piece
2017

MORELATO

Morelato, through its Research Centre and collaborations with world-renowned architects, the company creates original furniture, using wood from Italian plantations and non-toxic varnish. On this occasion, wood, crystal and velvet get together to create objects blending functionality and aesthetic pleasure.

 

 

Jenny Chair
Chair made of turned ash wood with upholstered seat
55 x 48 x H77 cm
2018

01 - FIRST FLOOR

CRISTINA MARTINI

Cristina Martini draws inspiration from her personal experience and from the world that surrounds her. The main character of her creations is the circle: the primordial shape that protects and harmonises the twists of threads, blending together wool, cotton, jute, iron, brass and aluminium, and in all of her creations the colour refers to the naturalism of the four elements in the roots of the world: water, fire, earth, air.

 

 

Ciulì 18 Universe
100% Wool – Weaving on metal mesh
Ø 105 cm
2018

FEDERICA BRACCHETTI

The manipulation of matter is for Federica Bracchetti an occasion for meditation on opposites, fluidity, time and change. Using coloured sands and different materials giving the illusion of excavated or advancing rocks, the artist creates soul landscapes where we can travel each time in a new way.

 

Glacei III
Toluene diisocyanate
120 x 80 cm
2018

GIORGIO TENTOLINI

Giorgio Tentolini develops his research on portraits with an unusual material: wire mesh used in gardens. For the occasion, Tentolini shows his research on how standards of beauty change over time, touching on classical Greek art, contemporary photography and fashion.

 

 

Amazzone ferita – vista 3
(from the series Pagan Poetry)
10 metal nets, hand-cut and overlaid with white backdrops
80 x 80 cm
2019

PAOLO BARICHELLO

Paolo Barichello transforms and shapes traditional materials such as wood and iron, metal alloys and plastics; with poetry and playfulness he succeedes to animate them in symbolic or representative works, bringing in some occasions the interpretation of social conditions on which he wants to raise attention and sensitivity

 

Sedia Vasa Flowery
Aluminium with 4 passages of anodic treatment and episodic protection coating
Unique piece
Ø 75 x 70 x H70 cm
1999

02 - SECOND FLOOR

INES SCHERTEL

Ines Schertel, a Brazilian designer, works manually the wool produced by her sheep, following an ancient felting technique. Once again, tradition gives voice to the expression of contemporaneity through a slow design process, followed and participated in by the artist who, from the origin of the raw materials to production, manages to measure the environmental impact.

 

 

Graxaim acoustic wall hanging
Natural fibre sheep felted wool and natural pigments
120 x 150 x 1 cm
2019

03 - THIRD FLOOR

LIA STEIN

Lia Stein’s photographs declare her love for rock and stone, in walls both natural and man-made. The settings and fields of application of her works, highlight the infinite possibilities of use in design, furniture, metals, minerals.

 

 

Matera Materica #2
12-colour pigment ink-jet print (giclée) on Fine Art Hahnemüehle 100% cotone 310 g/m2 on su cardstock acidfree
70 x 46,5 cm
2017
Tiratura: 10 es. + III P.d’A.

SILVIA MUSETTI

Designer Silvia Musetti loves to combine contrasting materials, textures, sensations and perceptions. Her coffee tables – precious small artworks – put together
marble and wood, and different workmanships and styles, in a game of opposites finding a perfect balance, where the objects created show their own
character.

 

 

The Odd Couple – Coffee table
Solid wood, metal and marble
26 x 55 x H45 cm
2019

04 - FOURTH FLOOR

DANIELE PAPULI

Common materials such as paper, can take on surprising textures and surfaces and deceive the perception by recalling the three-dimensionality of materials with opposite characteristics such as marble, shells and rocks. Daniele Papuli reaches these results through a wise choice and study of paper, from its grammage to colour, from cutting to folding.

 

Intondo Arches
Lamellar volume made by inlaying hand-cut strips of Arches Aquarelle and dark grey board gr. 185
Ø 47 x 17 cm
2015

MICHAEL STABILE (NINO LETTIERI, 83029 SOLOFRA)

Michael Stabile, a photographer specialized in fashion advertising, presents a series of photos from the “Optical Art Fashion” photo campaign, created in honour of the Optical and Kinetic art of the ’70s, where he interprets fabrics and clothes by Lettieri Maison of Haute Couture. The photographer plays with the illusion of a pure two-dimensionality, blending materials and levels, and at the same time our perception of space.

 

 

83029 Sweatshirt
Goose down and fine leather in compliance with the principles on the protection of animals. Technical know-how given by heat-sealed packaging, certified padding and ecological tanning.
2016

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