OPENING Paolo Ventura
T H E S I L E N T C I T Y
DUAL PRESENTATION (Gallery & UNSEEN)
SEPTEMBER 22, 6 PM, FLATLAND
Flatland is thrilled to open a new solo exhibition of Italian artist Paolo Ventura.
Ventura envisions the impossibility of creating a city through evoking an ambiance of 1940s and 1950s Italian Neorealism film and presenting alienating, yet nostalgic cityscapes. Since the concept of the architect as the curator of daily life has been undercut by the search of expedient expansionism –of cut-and-paste solutions- Ventura feels the loss of human presence. The sound of human voice has become distant. In the gallery 30 cardboard houses and the same number of individual frames will be shown, works that Ventura photographed, painted, stamped, typed, and drew over. An intriguingly cryptic image of the city arises that could be a painted memory of a desolate abandoned city, but just as well an image of futuristic city.
Flatland invites you to wander through Ventura’s silent city, opening coming up on Saturday 22nd, 6 pm.
September 15th - October 20th, 2018
Vernissage: September 22nd, 6 pm
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