CHIARA GAMBIRASIO. ISTRUZIONI DI VOLO (FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS)

28.04.2021 - 15.09.2021

FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS IS THE FIRST SOLO SHOW IN A PUBLIC MUSEUM BY CHIARA GAMBIRASIO (BERGAMO, 1996). THE YOUNG ARTIST PRESENTS A SERIES OF SITE-SPECIFIC WORKS BUILT IN DIALOGUE WITH THE LOGGIA OF THE EX LEOPOLDINE.

In the loggia on the first floor, usually dedicated to emerging artists, the museum hosts the artworks by Chiara Gambirasio (Bergamo, 1996), who lives and works between Milan and Bergamo. Her research pursues various artistic disciplines, but the central focus is the pictorial principle of representation of reality through color. To define this artistic progress, the artist coined the word Kenoscromia, which means the chromatic vibration of the void and during the void: “an energy inherent in colors, accomplished to organizing space, objects and even time, and to symbolically manipulate them with a fairytale freshness”, as Cristina Muccioli writes.

Her attention, even in the site-specific work created for the loggia of the Museo Novecento, is based on points of color that appear as intruders, which she wants to transform through the image in perspective fulcrums. Her works, treated as living creatures by the artist, are mostly made of plaster and clay and these materials have fragility, but also an infinite malleability that can transform them into anything. And she does it. On his labile supports, proceeding by touches of color, the artist gives life to a fantastic bestiary, where everything becomes the opposite of what we are used to imaging.

In this experience, a wild boar takes flight, launched gracefully towards the sky and a fish leaves the blue waters to become a bird. The force of gravity loses its meaning, every creature seems to be passing through the earth, ready to take a flight to other worlds. Her poems have something ancient, they seem like reverie belonging to a medieval and deep iconology.

Curated by Sergio Risaliti

28th April – 10th October 2021