Luca Francesconi

pane pane pane vino canale di scolo

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source: we-find-wildness
For his latest solo exhibition entitled pane pane pane vino canale di scolo, Italian artist LUCA FRANCESCONI presents a brand new group of three-dimensional works that connects objects and situations in both familiar and remote visual constellations.

Working with materials often sourced from the artist’s immediate environment such as stones, shells, vegetables, flowers but also dried fishes or reptiles, LUCA FRANCESCONI holds an intense fascination with the natural world and the countless manifestations of human culture within it. Uniting organic, artistic, and technological forms, FRANCESCONI makes the relationships between natural, found and modified forms imprecise while liberating marginalized materials and narratives. Through the process of his interventions and transformations, he not only raises complex questions about the identities of things and beings, but also invites the spectator to examine the very exhibition space.

‘Pane pane pane vino canale di scolo’ (‘bread bread bread wine, drainage canal’) is an exhibition that establishes itself as a field. A field that can be best described as being embedded in a chain of production, or embedded in nature. A field that extends out to encompass a latitudinous view, and by doing so elucidating a history that reaches back to when man directly cultivates that which sustains him and reaches forward to a potential of agriculture formed by an ability to manipulate all stages of its own process. From a one to one relationship with nature to an imperceptible and incomprehensible distance between production and consumption. This field is the ground, in which to cultivate a specific and local group of objects, and to introduce them as terms. An object or a sculpture existing as a potato or a dead fish or a human figure. They are placed in a room which is also a machine, a river and once again, a field. This (semantic) field expands further to include terms that have yet to be given meaning. It is here at this edge of comprehendible forms that a fertile ground might be found. – JASON HWANG, curator of the exhibition*
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source: scuolacivicaartecontemporaneablogspot
Luca Francesconi artista, Mantova 1979. Vive e lavora a Mantova (IT) e Parigi (FR). Ha partecipato a numerose mostre in spazi pubblici e privati quali: Fondazione Ratti (2000), Biennale di Tirana (2001), Fuori Uso (2004), Galleria Civica di Trento (2004), Cristina Guerra Gallery – Lisbona (2006), Maison Populaire – Montreuil (2007), Palais de Tokyo (2009), Galleria Umberto di Marino (2006, 2009), Fondazione Sandretto, Crac Alsace, Magasin – Grenoble, Fluxia (2010), Mot – Bruxelles, Chez Valentin – Parigi (2011), Musées de Montbéliard, Arte Nova-Art Basel Miami (2012), Man – Nuoro e il Museo Marino Marini (2013). Tra il 2008 e il 2010 ha co-diretto Brown project space a Milano. Nel 2009 ha vinto il premio Illy Present / Future insieme alla galleria Umberto Di Marino, con una giuria composta da Alexis Vaillant, Hans-Ulrich Obrist e Jens Hoffman, durante Artissima a Torino. Nel 2011 è stato invitato da Bice Curiger a Illumination, 54a Biennale di Venezia. Per il prossimo marzo l’artista è stato invitato da Giovanni Carmine, direttore della Kunsthalle Sant Gallen, e da Alexis Vaillant, capo curatore del Capc-Bordeaux per prendere parte a TheNnow – Miart, un lavoro realizzato in collaborazione con Jimmie Durham