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Gianluigi Colin: Sudari

11 MAY - 10 JUN 2018

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Free
When
Tuesday - Sunday
10.30 am - 8.30 pm
Where
Palazzo della Triennale
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The artist uses large sheets of cloth used to clean the rotary printing presses of various newspapers. These are “roller-paintings”, polyester sheets used to symbolically “remove” the world’s news.

La Triennale di Milano presents Sudari, a solo-show by the artist Gianluigi Colin (Pordenone, 1956), open to the public from 11 May to 10 June 2018. The exhibition includes a body of 16 large never-before-seen works which have been created especially for the project, plus a small diptych.

Colin’s Sudari [shrouds] are a sequence of abstract works, loaded with chromatic sedimentation, repetitive streaking, and backgrounds which extend to fill the space. The particularity of this new series lies in the origin of these works, focusing on the personal history and the conceptual origins of the artist’s recent work. In fact, Gianluigi Colin obtains the large sheets of cloth that are used to clean the rotary printing presses of various newspapers. These are “roller-paintings”, polyester sheets used to symbolically “remove” the world’s news. 

The works exhibited reveal the various aspects of Colin as an artist, art director and journalist. They emerge from the materials used in the printing industry, and are vessels of the memory of days, months and years of news, steeped in printing ink and collective energy. Authentic “scraps of words”, the degree zero of all forms of writing.

Gianluigi Colin focuses his research on the mythology of newspapers, reflecting on the media system, working in the dialogue between images and words, and examining the theme of attention and memory. From the privileged point of view of a journalist, the artist observes the world as it becomes history, beginning with the infinite stream of images from daily news, which are deposited in the memories of individuals only after being filtered by the media. The iconographic “capital” of our contemporary history is the starting point for the study, which sets aside an ideological reading to focus on research into the technological transformations which have, in recent years, altered cognitive processes, the culture of representation, and above all, design processes.

This is why the exhibition Sudari represents a completely new, unexpected and surprising chapter in Gianluigi Colin’s career.

Credits


Curated by
Aldo Colonetti and Bruno Corà
Display installation
Baldessari & Baldessari

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