Quotes from the Left Left hand
from an idea by Stefano Calligaro

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6 June – 25 July 2014

Opening Thursday 5 June 2014 at 7 p.m.

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New group exhibition for Galleria Massimodeluca which, in the opening days of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, inaugurates Quotes from the Left Left hand (from 6 June to 25 July 2014, opening Thursday 5 June 2014 at 7 p.m.) – an initiative that has sprung from the experimental approach of three galleries operating in Europe. 
It hosts works by 6 artists who these galleries represent and who come from Italy, Romania and Portugal: Razvan Botis, Stefano Calligaro, Ana Manso, Pedro Neves Marques, Giovanni Sartori Braido and Elisa Strinna. 
The exhibition title comes from the text “On knowing, essays for the left hand” by Jerome Bruner (1979), who analyses the bond between knowledge and forms of language, including the artistic language, through the intriguing metaphor of the left hand, which traditionally represents the power of intuition, feeling and spontaneity, in search of a conciliation with right-handed rationality and discipline. «The language expressed “by the left hand” is an inarticulate language, which seeks no details or descriptions, but simply spontaneity» explains Stefano Calligaro «each artist selected for this exhibition works in a personal and different way with language, producing different poetry and narrations, which are naturally transformed into a myriad of stylistic options. The result is a linguistic mix which is not intended to communicate at all costs, but undeniably makes a statement thanks to a visual wealth of codes, gestures, actions and signs which refuse the rhetoric of the concept and manifest themselves in all their uncertainty and lack of order, which are none other than the dialectic diversities lying at the basis of every thought». 
In the works by Razvan Botis (Cluj, 1984) the narrative element is already strongly present in the link between title and works – especially installations and photographs – to the extent that it exists before the form or the image that then makes up the actual work; Stefano Calligaro (Cividale del Friuli, Udine, 1976) on the other hand is fascinated by anti-narration, the confusion of a work that does not concede a great deal to the public and indeed remains hermetic, a coded alphabet that generates rather than constructs; the symbol, the gesture, the rhythm and an in-depth reflection on painting are the basis of theof the work by Ana Manso (Lisbon, 1984), who exploits the linguistic component of painting to achieve a result that transcends pure matter and approaches a mental landscape; Pedro Neves Marques (Lisbon, 1984) works mainly with installations, sculptures and videos and his works feature the mutual influence of various fields of science while the lack of a distinct field of investigation becomes a tool to try to represent the processes through which the individuality or the organisation of structures or events is formed; also Elisa Strinna (Padua, 1982) opts mainly for installations, sculptures and videos as her media and through them investigates human perception and the way in which we structure our knowledge, where language becomes visual and sound rhythm, sound becomes graphic sign and graphic sign becomes moving image; Giovanni Sartori Braido (Mestre, Venice, 1989) offers a figurative style of painting which, through suggestions and unexpected settings, seeks to move to become visual web and almost transposition of a digital world.

 

Exhibition view, from left to right

Pedr Neves Marqes, Stefano Calligaro

Stefano Calligaro

Belt Slash, 2014

Courtesy the artist and SABOT, Cluj

Stefano Calligaro

%off, 2014

Courtesy the artist and SABOT,

Stefano Calligaro,

D Ring ZigZag, 2014

Courtesy the artist and SABOT, Cluj

Giovanni Sartori Braido,

Strutture in uno spazio - Beta, 2013

Strutture in uno spazio - Alpha, 2013

Strutture in uno spazio - Gamma, 2013

Courtesy the artist and Galleria Massimodeluca

Exhibition view: from left to right

Razvan Botis, Stefano Calligaro

Ana Manso,

behind, behind, behind, 2014

Caro silenzio, S o Z?, 2014

Courtesy Galleria Umberto Di Marino

Exhibition view, from left to right

Stefano Calligaro, Ana Manso

Pedro Neves Marques

View of the campus (front), the historic centre of

St. Gallen and the Alpstein Mountains, 2011

Courtesy Galleria Umberto Di Marino

Razvan Botis, Scribbling (Twomblysh, Woolish, Foolish), 2014

Courtesy the artist and SABOT, Cluj

Exhibition view, from left to right

Razvan Botis, Ana Manso

Giovanni Sartori Braido,

Strutture in uno spazio - Beta, 2013

Strutture in uno spazio - Alpha, 2013

Strutture in uno spazio - Gamma, 2013

Courtesy the artist and Galleria Massimodeluca

Stefano Calligaro,

D Ring ZigZag, 2014

Courtesy the artist and SABOT, Cluj

Ana Manso,

Duration, 2012

Courtesy Galleria Umberto Di Marino

Exhibition view: from left to right

Stefano Calligaro,

%off, 2014

Belt Slash, 2014

Courtesy the artist and SABOT, Cluj

Elisa Strinna,

Sulla Natura Morta, 2013

Installation mixed media

Untitled Serie, fruits, plants, wood, metal

Courtesy Galleria Massimodeluca

Elisa Strinna,

Sulla Natura Morta, 2013

Installation mixed media

Video projection Apple Girl

Courtesy Galleria Massimodeluca

Elisa Strinna,

Sulla Natura Morta, 2013

Installation mixed media

Untitled Serie, fruits, plants, wood, metal

Courtesy Galleria Massimodeluca