Yellowing of the Lunar Consciousness
curated by Andrea Bruciati

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May 24 – September 29, 2013
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Mestre, via Torino 105/q
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Venice, Palazzo Bonvicini, Santa Croce 2164
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From 24 May to 29 September 2013, in conjunction with the 55th Venice International Art Exhibition, Galleria Massimodeluca proposes its first show to feature international artists, titled Yellowing of the Lunar Consciousness.

The exhibition, curated by Andrea Bruciati, will be held in two sites: the Mestre-based gallery (via Torino 105/q) will be working in partnership with the Palazzo Bonvicini in Venice (Santa Croce 2164). There will also be two openings: Thursday 23 May at Galleria Massimodeluca and Friday 31 May at Palazzo Bonvicini.

The exhibition, which follows on from exhibitions focused on photography (Enten-Eller, Teresa Cos) and performance art (The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress, Nicola Ruben Montini) will bring painting once more to the fore at Massimodeluca. The artists who have been invited to participate in the exhibition will be placed in dialectical relationship, inviting comparisons of their artistic vision and work, whether they use the most traditional of materials, the canvas, or other supports.

The artists chosen to participate were all born in the 1980s and include Paola AngeliniMarco BastaJuliette BonneviotMihut Boscu KafchinMelissa Gordon,Tomasz KowalskiDario PecoraroGianni PolitiFlorian & Michael Quistrebert,Matthieu RonsseJames RyanGiovanni Sartori Braido, Vito Stassi, and Joris Van De Moortel. The Galleria Massimodeluca exhibition is a project of exchange, communication and close collaboration, placing artists who have yet to participate in an exhibition of this scale alongside artists who have already been on the international exhibition circuit for some time.

In Bruciati’s curatorial project, the painting is seen as a dialectical space between the artistic ideal and its actual painted form, a transformation which involves both alchemy and craftsmanship and which is lived by the artists  as an ongoing investigation into the practice of painting itself, and so into their own personal mythology.

“During the Biennale, Venice becomes the meeting point for the world of contemporary art, and Galleria Massimodeluca wants to offer an exhibition with an international flavour during this period,”—explains the Gallery’s manager, Marina Bastianello—”while still focusing on showcasing and promoting artists under the age of 30.”

The Yellowing of the Lunar Consciousness exhibition has been created in association with the CO2 (Rome), Galerie Crèvecoeur (Parigi), Monica de Cardenas (Milano – Zuoz), Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam), Galerie Michael Janssen (Berlin), Almine Rech Gallery (Parigi – Brussels), Galeria Sabot (Cluj Napoca), and Tim Van Laere (Anversa) galleries.

Media partner: Celeste Network

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Exhibition view, from left to right:

Melissa Gordon, Giovanni Sartori Braido, Paola Angelini

Melissa Gordon, Collisions (Kent State), 2010
Courtesy the artist and Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Gianni Politi, Joris Van de Moortel, Vito Stassi, Mihut Boscu Kafchin, James Ryan

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Juliette Bonneviot, Matthieu Ronsse

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Dario Pecoraro, Tomasz Kowalski, Marco Basta, Florian and Michael Quistrebert

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Dario Pecoraro, Tomasz Kowalski, Marco Basta

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Tomasz Kowalski, Marco Basta, Florian and Michael Quistrebert, Juliette Bonneviot, Matthieu Ronsse

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Vito Stassi, Mihut Boscu Kafchin, James Ryan

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Giovanni Sartori Braido, Juliette Bonneviot

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Tomasz Kowalski, Giovanni Sartori Braido

Exhibition view, from left to right:

James Ryan, Dario Pecoraro

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Vito Stassi, Florian and Michael Quistrebert

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Marco Basta, Gianni Politi, Melissa Gordon, Vito Stassi

Mihut Boscu Kafchin, Somewhere in U.R.S.S., 2012
Courtesy the artist and Sabot, Cluj-Napoca

Matthieu Ronsse, Elle., 2013
Courtesy the artist and Almine Rech Gallery

Joris Van de Moortel, Participant with limited responsibility (front), 2012-2013
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlino

Exhibition view, from left to right:

Matthieu Ronsse, Paola Angelini