Canone e fuga
Contemporary art in conversation with fin de siècle Italian ceramics
David Casini / contemporary art
Cantagalli - Ginori / ceramics
Presented by Bazaart Ltd associated with Raccanello Leprince and curated by Viola Emaldi - this project has been expressively conceived for the 2016 editions of Frieze Masters and Frieze London with the idea of leveraging the ceramic medium as an ideal trait d’union between contemporary and modern art.
The exhibition displays a collection of Italian eclectic and Liberty vases – created at the end of the 19th century by the finest Italian manufacturers - in conversation with the work of David Casini, an Italian visual contemporary artist whose conceptual research has been consistently experimenting diverse languages and media. The artworks on display – chosen by the artist himself – encompass some of the key themes of Casini’s research like the fascination towards a primordial nature and the coexisting interest towards the sophistication generated by human intelligence.
David Casini (Born in Montevarchi, Italy, 1973), lives and work in Bologna, Italy.
Selected solo exhibitions: 2015 – CAR drde, Bologna (Italy); 2014 – Plutschow Gallery, Zurich (Switzerland); SRISA, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence (Italy). 2012 – Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland); Spazio Morris, Milan (Italy). 2007 – Mar, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Ravenna (Italy). 2006 – Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva (Switzerland); Galleria T293,
Selected group exhibitions: 2015 – Il fantasma del disegno, Casa Masaccio Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, S. Giovanni V.no AR (Italy); Distances, Gelerie EscougnouCetraro, Paris (France).
2014 – SE DISEGNO, Padiglione Esprit Nouveau, Bologna (Italy); Biennale Disegno Rimini, Museo della Citta, Rimini (Italy). 2013 – Immagine d’Io, Triennale di Milano, Milan (Italy); EVERYWHERE BUT NOW, 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporay Art, Thessaloniki (Greece). 2012 – The Mediterranean Approach, SESC Pinheiros, San Paulo (Brazil) and MAC, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (France). 2005 – Ask the dust, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza (Italy).