WHITE & WITTY 3 Oct - 3 Nov 2016
WHITE & WITTY
Ceramic sculptures by Andrea Salvatori
3 October - 3 November 2016
Boutique DoDo - 31 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AQ
MADEINBRITALY art gallery is glad to present WHITE & WITTY, a special exhibition project launched in occasion of London Frieze Week 2016 aiming at building a bridge between contemporary and applied art. The idea – made possible by the collaboration with Dodo and the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK- is to create an engagement between Andrea Salvatori’ artworks and the interiors of the Dodo Sloane Square boutique across its three floors.
Andrea Salvatori is a visual artist who leverages the ceramic medium to realise ironic and witty sculptures where animals are often the represented subjects sometimes associated to a diverse selection of so called objet trouvè (found objects) like Murano glass vases, Meissen porcelain miniatures or Ginori period ceramics sourced in flea markets around Europe. The result is unique, encompassing pop culture and kitsch aesthetics: a witty and effective way to turn reality upside down and at the same time a powerful combination of exquisite craftsmanship and genuine irony.
The title of the exhibition- White & Witty- perfectly describes the character of the artworks on display engaging with the interior design of the exhibiting space alternating pure white and bold colours. The exhibition journey starts on the ‘Witty’ side on the ground floor and the first floor where bold colours are the undisputed protagonists. An elephant is surrounded by dozens of coloured spheres, the same that we find upstairs vertically developing in a glass vase like a bunch of grapes. Moving to the lower ground floor the visitor finds himself immersed in a total white experience, with a collection of small and large candid pieces each representing an absurd situation where the protagonist is often a small white rabbit. The story-telling of the small animal’s adventures encompasses its fantastic encounters with art quotes of Lucio Fontana, Fischli & Weiss and Piero Manzoni. These are indeed cleverly picked references making these artworks charmingly legible from both an aesthetic and conceptual standpoint.
Andrea Salvatori was born on 3 of March 1975 in Faenza (Ra) - Italy; he has graduated at the Istituto d’arte for the ceramic in Faenza in 1995, and in sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna in 2000.Since 1997 he has attended several individual and collective exhibitions; in 2007 he classified second at the International Contest of Contemporary Art Ceramics, 55th Premio Faenza, MIC Faenza. In 2009 he classified first at the International Contest Of Contemporary Art Ceramics, 56th Premio Faenza, MIC Faenza.In 2011 he classified second at the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award International, Shepparton Art Museum in Sidney.
Solo exhibitionsFinzioni/Funzioni curated by Irene Biolchini Galleria Comunale d’arte “La Molinella” Faenza, Ravenna, 2016 Gli specchi dovrebbero pensare più a lungo prima di riflettere curated by Sabrina Samorì and Silvia Battistini, Museo Civico d' Arte Industriale e Galleria Davia Bargellini, Bologna, 2016 Metaceramico curated by Chiara Fuschini, Galleria Ninapi, Ravenna, 2015 Allievo e Maestri curated by ThePoolNYC Gallery, Palazzo Sassoli de’Bianchi, Bologna, 2015 Uncanny Fairy Tales curated by Elena Magini, F-AIR Florence Artist in Residence, Firenze, 2013 Magnitudo curated by Alberto Zanchetta, Museo di Lissone, Lissone, Milano, 2013 Naiv/Vain curated by Chiara Cardinali, Museo di S. Domenico / Il Pomo Da Damo, Imola, Bologna, 2012 Five Solo Exhibitions curated by Alberto Zanchetta, ThePoolNYC Gallery, Corte Malipiero, Venezia, 2009 Collezione di Ceramiche curated by Alberto Zanchetta, Galleria Estro Padova, 2003 SelectedGroup exhibitionsArtieri Fantastici curated by Enzo Biffi Gentili, Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco, Cuneo, 2016 Terra! 56° Mostra della Ceramica di Castellamonte curated by Olga Gambari, Palazzo Botton, Castellamonte, Torino, 2016 Palazzo con vista curated by ThePoolNYC Gallery, Palazzo Cesari Marchesi, Venezia, 2015 Thesaurus ( Expò in Città ) curated by Fabio Carnaghi, Terme Romane, Como, 2015 XXIII° Biennale Internationale Creation Contemporaine et Ceramique curated by Céline Graziani, Vallauris, France, 2014The Hidden Show curated by ThePoolNYC Gallery, New York, 2014 Arte Ceramica oggi in Italia curate by Jean Blanchaert, e / and Viola Emaldi, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milano, 2013 XXXII Biennale Roncaglia Passato Prossimo curated by Elisabetta Modena, Marco Scotti, Ilaria Bignotti e / and Valentina Rossi,Rocca Estense, San Felice Sul Panaro, Modena, 2012 Tu Sei Un Nome Che Respira E Muove curated by Dacia Manto, Museo della Città, Rimini, 2012 54° Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia; Padiglione Italia; Regione Emilia Romagna curated by VittorioSgarbi, Chiostri di S. Pietro, Reggio Emilia 2011 ThePoolNYC Exhibition curated by ThePoolNYC Gallery, Mexico City, 2011 Caprice curated by Marco Tagliafierro e / and Davide Tomaiuolo, Galleria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi, Milano 2011 ThePoolNYC Exhibition ThePoolNYC Gallery, New York, 2010 Festa Mobile curated by Davide Ferri e / and Antonio Grulli, Bologna, 2010 Il Castello Di Rivara apre le cantine curate by Francesca Solero, Castello di Rivara,Torino, 2009 Nuove Argille FRAC Baronissi, curate by Irene Biolchini, Galleria dei Frati and Antiche Cisterne, Salerno, 2008 Allarmi III Nuovo Contingente, curated by Cecilia Antolini, Ivan Quaroni, Alessandro Trabucco, Alberto Zanchetta, Caserma De Cristoforis, Como, 2007 Un Secolo e Oltre, Premio Fabbri II edizione curated by Marina Mojana, Fondazione Del Monte di Bologna and Ravenna, Bologna, 2007 European Ceramic Context 2006, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Denmark, 2006 XII Biennale dei Giovani Artisti dell’Europa e del Mediterraneo, BJCEM curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Castel S. Elmo, Napoli, 2005 Quotidiana 04 curated by Virginia Baradel, Guido Bartorelli, Stefania Schiavon, Museo del Santo, Padova, 2004 In Ralenti curated by Alberto Zanchetta, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia, 2002 Exposiciones de la U.P.V. / E.H.U., Campus de Leioa, Bilbao, Spain, 1998 Interventi curated by Roberto Daolio e / and Mili Romano, Stazione F.F.S.S, Bologna, 1997