[K]NOT

[K]NOTS make for fascinating speculations, not just in relation to string theory and the by-now popular (or popularized) ‘theory of everything’, but also because they have tickled the fancy of many intellectuals, prompting the formulation of an alternative to alphabetical language.

[J]OB

This one-hour performance utilises a fictional nail-polish salon as its setting. For this performance, Béna assumes the role of a manicurist who carries out a monologue for the client getting a manicure. Through contact with the client’s body via a series of codified gestures supposedly intrinsic to the nail salon, the artist discloses fragments of her character’s (the manicurist’s) story, in a performance that includes talking, reading and singing. The textual basis of the works exploits the fictionalised plight of the manicurist as protagonist to relate a larger message of social disparity through an intimate interaction.

[I]NCLINATION AND RECTITUDE

[I]NCLINAZIONI (Inclinations) is the exhibition conceived for the In Mostra project of the 2015 edition of Artissima. Rather than an exhibition based on a specific subject and which presents an array of artworks linked to that theme, ‘Inclinazioni’ is a thematic exhibition intended to explore critically the concept of inclination through the same subject. 

[H]OUSE

With My [H]OUSE is a Le Corbusier, Cristian Chironi starts from a true story: in the second half of the Sixties, the Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, linked by a deep friendship and collaboration with the architect Le Corbusier, passed by Orani (his country of origin and Chironi’s as well) and gave to the family of his brother “Chischeddu” a project designed by the great architect, with the hope that he and his sons, masons, who were in the process of building a new home, would have followed carefully the building instructions in the project.

(ART IN THE EXPANDED) [F]AIR

Like Borges’ library, a typical art [F]AIR consists of a number of nearly-identical rooms containing (seemingly) unlimited reconfigurations of possible forms, marks, lines, and pixels. Rather than Borges’ hexagons, the booths of an art fair are usually square, delineated by three walls opening on to a hallway.