What makes us humans is our ability to signify, to create meaning, to accumulate it and to shape memory. Meanings are fundamental tools to the individual and collective creation of reality: they produce a common field through which we communicate, think, easily navigate the world and to exist.
Taking care of a new-born child, taking care of an artwork. Giving the same attentions, the same gestures, worrying not to hurt it, not to break anything. The same craving for knowledge. A new-born child becomes the core of the family in which it is born. Everything revolves around that tiny, precious, person in the making. It is not unlikely to hear someone say “Can I hold it?”, and the child is restlessly handed over from person to person. Attention is given to its head, we try our best not to cause it any pain and to make it feel at ease.
Soft action, and interior moments are captured with a hotness that tumbles through each vignette of Louis Fratino’s paintings. The paintings flit focus between time periods and styles in a way that seems at once personal and archetypal, so that one is unsure if they are depicting a family member, lover, or a more generalized depiction of the body conjured from art historical references.
Galerie Nathalie Obadia presents Luc Delahaye’s third solo show entitled Sūmud et autres histoires (Sūmud and other tales). On this occasion, the artist presents seven photographs and one video made in Palestine between October 2015 and March 2017.
White Cube present the first comprehensive UK exhibition of Pier Paolo Calzolari (b. 1943), one of the most prominent artists involved with Arte Povera. The exhibition spans his extensive career and includes several major installations from the 1970s and 80s.
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