New Exhibition Space at Palazzo Fagnani, Milan

New Exhibition Space at Palazzo Fagnani, Milan

September 24, 2017  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

We are proud to announce the opening of THE POOL NYC permanent exhibition space at Palazzo Fagnani, in the heart of Milan.

Palazzo Fagnani is located in the Roman part of Milan, also known as 5 VIE, the city center.

The Palazzo was built in the “Barocchetto” Style and its special façade in bricks highlights the street.

THE POOL NYC will occupy the front part of the building, next to the beautiful church of San Matteo alla Banchetta.

The access to the gallery will be both on the street and through the magnificent courtyard, a typical sign of the XVII Century.

 

ANDREA SALVATORI al Museo Filangieri, Napoli

April 11, 2017  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

Andrea Salvatori Solo Exhibition at Museo Gaetano Filangieri.

Dates to be announced soon.

VITEL TONNE'

VITEL TONNE’

April 11, 2017  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

An Art Recipe Exhibition in Venice

 

THE POOL NYC at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi

Calle Rombiasio 2539,

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, Venezia

 

MAY 9-JUNE 25 2017

 

Vitel Tonné is a Piedmontese dish of cold, sliced veal covered with a creamy, mayonnaise-like sauce that has been flavored with tuna; it is also known as “the main course of an Italian meal or as an exceedingly elegant antipasto for an elaborate dinner”, Marcella Hazan, the famous authority on Italian cuisine, states.

Veal + tuna + mayonnaise, separately strong ingredients, with solid flavour, compose a great dish. According to canonical parameters on cooking, Vitel tonné should not exist, Fish + Meat = Forbidden! And if it did not, Italian cuisine would be sorely lacking.

But, there is always an exception, and it’s the peculiar nature that gives birth to a genius dish.

This culinary introduction, might sound like an odd premise for an art show, but it is only too appropriate for the organic exhibition that THE POOL NYC is presenting for this 2017 Venice Biennale at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi.

We are proud to serve a selection of junk media and free range artists, very spicy and from various countries, all belonging to the same kitchen of ART. 

Art, as we see it, is the Grande Cucina with many chefs, all with their own unique sense of personality, humor, fantasy, intelligence, sensitivity.

There is a common denominator that let arts stick together, even being from different centuries and origins, as it happens in magical recipes.

THE POOL NYC is happy to marinate, in the rooms of an old Venetian Palace of the XVIII century, a wide selection of Modern and Contemporary artworks for a digestible show.

Walking through the salons of the palazzo will entertain your eyes, will stimulate your spirit, and will nourish your cultural avidity. Every room is filled with a specific medium in order to satiate your need of ceramic, figurative painting, or photography without additives. Your artistic hunger will be satisfied by slicing every single work of art installed within the Palazzo.

The Menu is rich of interesting dishes, made of contemporary dairy free ceramic, organic paintings of the XX and XXI Century served in an old building.

This explosive dressing will regenerate your stomach. It will be a shake of artworks, to savor all together, or each separately. You can start with a vegan antipasto of photography and end with a glazed ceramic dessert.

The main salon, garnished with stuccos, hosts a convivial long table, where the whole art family, will peacefully dine, exchanging opinions despite their different nature.

In Italy we experience the Cuisine not just as a survival or Epicurean moment, but as a situation where we get together. We don’t care about nationality, dairy products, color, vegetarianism, taste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, size, veganism, age, medium, political views, feminism, spacialism, abstract art, pop-art, we can live together and devour it all.

This is a gluttonous experience, and we are pleased to share it with you.

 

Il Vitel Tonné è un piatto tipico piemontese realizzato con il girello di vitello e la salsa tonnata. Si può guarnire con capperi e limone. 

Vitello, tonno e maionese, ognuno con un sapore forte, danno vita a una ricetta favolosa.

Seguendo i canonici parametri della buona Cucina, il Vitel Tonné non dovrebbe esistere perché Carne + Pesce = Divieto Assoluto! Ma ecco l’eccezione che conferma la regola.

Questa introduzione culinaria potrebbe apparire bizzarra per una mostra d’arte, ma è assolutamente adatta per la organic exhibition che THE POOL NYC presenta a Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi in occasione della 57esima edizione de La Biennale di Venezia.

Acquolina in bocca per i più avidi collezionisti. Si tratta di una mostra ghiotta: vetri, ceramica, pittura, astratta e figurativa, video, installazioni, fotografia, disegni, acquerelli, diorami; una visione dell’arte come esperienza golosa, adatta a palati sopraffini.

Siamo orgogliosi di servirvi una selezione di junk media e artisti liberi, assai speziati e di varia provenienza, tutti però appartenenti alla stessa Cucina dell’Arte.

L’arte, per come la intendiamo, è la Grande Cucina con tanti cuochi, ognuno con la propria personalità, humor, fantasia, intelligenza e sensibilità.

Un comune denominatore fa sì che le arti, sebbene di secoli e luoghi diversi, ben convivano, proprio come nelle migliori ricette di cucina.

Nelle stanze di un antico palazzo veneziano del XVIII secolo, THE POOL NYC è felice di marinare un’ampia selezione di lavori di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea per una mostra davvero sfiziosa.

Camminare all’interno dei saloni del palazzo attrarrà i vostri occhi, stimolerà lo spirito e nutrirà la vostra avidità culturale. Ogni stanza è farcita d’arte per saziare il vostro bisogno di installazioni multimediali, di pittura figurativa, o di diorami senza conservanti.

Questo menu esplosivo vi rigenererà. Potrete cominciare con un antipasto di fotografia e finire con una spuma di ceramica invetriata.

La sala principale, guarnita con stucchi, ospita un banchetto dove l’intera famiglia dell’arte mangerà insieme, scambiando convivialmente opinioni.

In Italia siamo abituati a mangiare non tanto per sopravvivere o per il piacere del palato, ma soprattutto per stare insieme, come atto simposiaco. Non importa la nazionalità dei partecipanti, la loro età, il colore, l’appartenenza a una corrente artistica, che siano vegetariani, figurativi, o biodinamici; non discriminiamo nessuno per le visioni politiche o i media utilizzati; siamo aperti al Femminismo, allo Spazialismo, all’Astrattismo, alla Pop-Art; usiamo Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva e acrilico; ci ritroviamo tutti insieme allegramente e divoriamo tutto quel che ci viene proposto.

Preparatevi a un’esperienza golosa, che noi siamo felici di condividere con voi.

Artists:                                 

Ercole Barovier, Gina Beavers, Bertozzi & Casoni, Giacomo Cappellin, James Case-Leal, Eteri Chkadua, Marcel Dzama, Giorgio Ferro, Stefania Fersini, Piero Fogliati, Luigi Ghirri, Piero Gilardi, Giorgio Griffa, Riccardo Guarneri, Patrick Jacobs, Austin Lee, Sol LeWitt, Aldo Mondino, Niccolò Montesi, MVM, Luigi Ontani, Jonathan Rider, Andrea Salvatori, Antonio Scaccabarozzi, Carlo Scarpa, Peter Schuyff, Archimede Seguso, Bianca Sforni, Federico Solmi, Giuseppe Stampone, Fratelli Toso, Giulio Turcato, Ludwig Wilding.

Address:

Calle Rombiasio, Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30124 Venezia.

How to find us:

Once in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, walk opposite to Canal Grande, pass the church of Santa Maria del Giglio on the left and Tessitura Bevilacqua on the right, following THE POOL NYC stickers.

Vaporetto stop:  S. Maria del Giglio (same stop of the Gritti Palace)

Water access: Rio de l’Alboro (aka Rio de le Ostreghe) 

Hours of Operation: daily 11 am – 7 pm and by appointment

Vernissage and Opening Reception: 9th May 2017 at 6 pm. 

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A special Thanks to Scaramouche NY for their collaboration

STEFANIA FERSINI. ‘SHOW ON SHOW’

February 3, 2017  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

On the occasion of the 15th Architecture Biennale, THE POOL NYC is coming back to Venice with Show on Show, a solo exhibition by Stefania Fersini.
The show will run from 25th May through 27th November and it will take place at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi, located in the Calle Rombiasio in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio adjacent to Piazza San Marco.
Stefania Fersini’s intervention will happen in a space with historical connotations, following the installations at Casa Mollino and Casa Fornasetti. The XVIII Century palace bears the signs of a range of architectural and decorative additions reflecting different times. Abandoned for 30 years the palace is now stripped and walking through it one can perceive a great past.
Show on show presents the place in its own place, generating a temporal perceptive and cognitive loop. It is a silent action to let space and time talk.
The artist has created for THE POOL NYC a work requesting the viewer’s participation.
Stefania Fersini scatters in the halls of the palace ten puzzles laid on recovered furniture. The visitor, finding empty seats, is invited ‘to play the game’, combining tile after tile of still unknown images.
The representation is exactly what the eyes can see while looking at the puzzle, but there are two main differences compared to reality: the first one is the temporal character, as the puzzle is still a messy pile of cards; the second one is the content: the tiles represent nothing, are white, without a subject.
Fersini’s site specific installation could be considered as a tautological gesture for the inherent desire to reveal on the puzzle what the eye can see during the composition of the puzzle itself. It involves the viewer’s interaction and in order to build the puzzle, she does not provide the resulting image, but the reality itself that is represented in the work. The “player” will find a fragmented reality broken in his hands. It’s a mise an abyme that needs to be defined and confirmed.
The subjects are perceived as matter in its details: colors, portions of the
pavement, walls, and wood.
The artist plays with our perception and let us reflect whether reality comes first than representation.
Fersini’s work questions time, which alludes to a becoming, at times perceived as ‘destroying’, in other as ‘creating’.
She expresses her critical relationship with the destroyed image, and asks the viewer to engage in the creation of the work.
The puzzle execution emulates the painting practice, chosen by the artist.
It’s her choice, and for herself.
‘We need time to solve problems and it’s our own time that leads us to the knowledge’.
Her cognitive research focuses again on a missing content.
Following Mirrors at Museo Casa Mollino and Casa Fornasetti, the artist’s use of the white states a missing visual work, to fill that void.
Fersini adds another piece to her journey, waiting to see if the road has taken the lead sooner or later to fill that white piece.

Stefania Fersini (1982) is an Italian artist.
She studied Product Design (faculty of Architecture) and she became part of Nucleo, a collective of artists and designers, based in Torino, Italy. Her designs have been exhibited worldwide over the past years and in the most important art and design fairs such as Design Miami, Artissima, PAD, and many more.
In 2012 she started a personal artistic project.
After a creative crisis Fersini became attracted to the meditative aspect of painting’s execution (precipitated by “The Anxiety of Influence” by Harold Bloom, philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and the studies of Lacan specifically relating to the pleasure principle by means of repetition).
Her last exhibitions include a solo show at Museo Casa Mollino, Torino and at Casa Fornasetti, Milano.
Her artwork has been exhibited extensively around the world. Important institutions such as Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia, Casa Museo Boschi, Milano and selected galleries in Torino, Lucca, Milano, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Koln, New York and San Francisco have featured Fersini’s work.
Recently, she has been examining the context in which art is displayed and the exhibition itself as a medium.
This is the first solo exhibition with THE POOL NYC.

PATRICK JACOBS @ CORNELL ART MUSEUM

May 16, 2016  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

The Cornell Art Museum presents illuminating contemporary art in this group exhibition.  Sixteen internationally recognized artists have used light to bring their creative vision to life. Artwork in this exhibit has been featured in galleries and museums worldwide.

Participating artists include Troy Abbot, Chris Bracey, Dominic Harris, Frank Hyder, Patrick Jacobs, Mark Khaisman, Claudia Meyer, Jason Myers, Meryl Pataky, Valentin Popov, Carol Prusa, Rubem Robierb, Erica Rosenfeld, Olivia Steele, Alex Trimino and Sam Tufnell.

Exhibit dates are April 28-August 28, 2016. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-4:30 pm

SHOW ON SHOW by Stefania Fersini. XV Biennale di Venezia

SHOW ON SHOW by Stefania Fersini. XV Biennale di Venezia

May 16, 2016  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

On the occasion of the 15th Architecture Biennale, the art gallery THE POOL NYC is coming back to Venice with  Show on Show, a solo exhibition by Stefania Fersini.

The show will run from 25th May through 27th November and it will take place at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi, located in the Calle Rombiasio in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio adjacent to Piazza San Marco.

Stefania Fersini’s intervention will happen in a space with historical connotations, following the installations at Casa Mollino and Casa Fornasetti.

The XVIII Century palace bears the signs of a range of architectural and decorative additions reflecting different times. Abandoned for 30 years the palace is now stripped and walking through it one can perceive a great past.

Show on show presents the place in its own place, generating a temporal perceptive and cognitive loop. It is a silent action to let space and time talk.

The artist has created for THE POOL NYC a work requesting the viewer’s participation.

Stefania Fersini scatters in the halls of the palace ten puzzles laid on recovered furniture. The visitor, finding empty seats, is invited ‘to play the game’, combining tile after tile of still unknown images.

The representation is exactly what the eyes can see while looking at the puzzle, but there are two main differences compared to reality: the first one is the temporal character, as the puzzle is still a messy pile of cards; the second one is the content: the tiles represent nothing, are white, without a subject.

Fersini’s site specific installation could be considered as a tautological gesture for the inherent desire to reveal on the puzzle what the eye can see during the composition of the puzzle itself. It involves the viewer’s interaction and in order to build the puzzle, she does not provide the resulting image, but the reality itself that is represented in the work. The “player” will find a fragmented reality broken in his hands. It’s a mise an abyme that needs to be defined and confirmed.

The subjects are perceived as matter in its details: colors, portions of the pavement, walls, and wood.

The artist plays with our perception and let us reflect whether reality comes first than representation.

Fersini’s work questions time, which alludes to a becoming, at times perceived as ‘destroying’, in other as ‘creating’.

She expresses her critical relationship with the destroyed image, and asks the viewer to engage in the creation of the work.

The puzzle execution emulates the painting practice, chosen by the artist.

It’s her choice, and for herself.

‘We need time to solve problems and it’s our own time that leads us to the knowledge’.

Her cognitive research focuses again on a missing content.

Following Mirrors at Museo Casa Mollino and Casa Fornasetti, the artist’s use of the white states a missing visual work, to fill that void.

Fersini adds another piece to her journey, waiting to see if the road has taken the lead sooner or later to fill that white piece.

Stefania Fersini (1982) is an Italian artist.

She  studied Product Design (faculty of Architecture) and she became part of Nucleo, a collective of artists and designers, based in Torino, Italy. Her designs have been exhibited worldwide over the past years and in the most important art and design fairs.

In 2012 she started a personal artistic project.
After a creative crisis Fersini became attracted to the meditative aspect of painting’s execution (precipitated by “The Anxiety of Influence” by Harold Bloom, philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and the studies of Lacan specifically relating to the pleasure principle by means of repetition).

Her last exhibitions include a solo show at Casa Mollino, Torino and at Casa Fornasetti, Milano.

Her artwork has been exhibited extensively in Torino, Lucca, Milano, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Koln, New York and San Francisco.
Recently, she has been examining the context in which art is displayed and the exhibition itself as a medium.

This is the first solo exhibition with THE POOL NYC.

The preview will take place on 25th May from 6 to 9 pm.

Address: Calle Rombiasio, Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30124 Venezia.

How to find us: Once in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, walk opposite to Canal Grande, pass the church of Santa Maria del Giglio on the left and Tessitura Bevilacqua on the right, following THE POOL NYC stickers.

Vaporetto stop:  S. Maria del Giglio (same stop of the Gritti Palace) Line 1

Water access: Rio de l’Alboro (aka Rio de le Ostreghe)

Dates: 25th May-27th November 2016

Hours of Operation: from May 25 to June 12 daily 11 am – 7 pm. From June 13 to November 27 by appointment only.

GIUSEPPE STAMPONE a NEW DELHI

February 9, 2016  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share
On Wednesday, 20th January 2016, the Exhibition The Third Meaning. Giuseppe Stampone – Sarnath Banerjee, curated by Eugenio Viola and Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi, will open to the public in the premises of the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi.This project was initiated through timely conversation between two curators, and two artists in the framework of a cultural exchange between Italy and India.

The two artists presenting work in this exhibition are Giuseppe Stampone and Sarnath Banerjee. Both artists approach their practice from different realities, whose research and work, though far away from each other, have the practice of drawing, in common. They investigate the contradictions and the restlessness of our times, representing realities, sometimes in a controversial and polemical way.

In the practice of Stampone, drawing assumes a cognitive value, as of the ancient great masters of the Renaissance age intending to probe a scientific representation of the World. In this way, his usage of symbols and instruments conceal hidden meanings beyond their appearance, orchestrated in a process that textures the ideas in layers.

Architecture of Intelligence (2016), is the site-specific project by Stampone realized during his stay in India as part of an ongoing series of iterations. It is an archive of experience in which Stampone stages an intergenerational dialogue with other artists and cultural figures, in this case with Italian artist Stefano Arienti and his reflections on living. The installation re-assembles found-objects to construct an emotional architecture. It restores the artist’s personal diary in the form of a metaphorical housing unit, built for holding images in which the impressions of the places visited are condensed and preserved. Here, the viewer is invited to enter, to take part and share the experience it offers.

Throughout the practice of Sarnath Banerjee, the process of interlacing the textual and the visual is placed in high importance. This collation is presented within the graphic novel form, which becomes a tool for the artist to intercept history, mythology and popular culture in India and other parts of the world. Banerjee stages fictional situations of real places thereby altering the perception of what they mean to us.

His recent project All Quiet in Vikaspuri (2015), is one such account, a tale that narrates the story of a plumber and search for the fictional river Sarasvati and the consequent life journeys this process leads him to. The book recently released to the public is in fact a fictional account that speaks about the water wars of Delhi, while the city heads towards becoming one of the global megapolis.

For the first time Banerjee unbinds the book into individual drawings and sequences presenting to the public as an installation.

Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi

50 E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri

New Delhi – 110021

The exhibition will be open till February 20, 2016
monday – friday: 9.30 – 17.30

BEN HAGARI @ ROSE ART MUSEUM, Brandeis University, MA

February 9, 2016  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

Ben Hagari’s Potter’s Will (2015) will be on view at Rose Art Museum, after THE POOL NYC’s presentation in the Ball Room of the exhibition “A Palace with a View” (Veneziam 2015). Potter’s will  melds the prehistoric art of pottery making with contemporary video art, reconfiguring primordial myths related to creation and destruction, life and death. In this multimedia installation, organized by Faculty Curator Gannit Ankori, a potter’s rotating studio is on display as both a physical site and a projected sight, inviting the audience to engage in an immersive experience.

The first part of the video documents the transformation of a lump of clay into a beautiful pot, molded by the masterful hands of Paul Chaleff. The potter’s wheel – like the eye of the storm – is strangely still within the whirling set. The next section follows the pot’s metamorphosis into a clay-covered human being, confronted by the kiln’s fire. Deliberate allusions range from Adam and the serpent of Genesis to ancient Egypt’s divine potter Khnum. Additional archetypal references include the four elements (water, earth, wind and fire), geometric symbols (squares that transform into circles) and the tail-biting snake, the Uroboros.

Hagari is the inaugural recipient of The Chami Fruchter Prize, a biennial award presented to an emerging Israeli video artist, administered jointly by the Rose Art Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. A publication, co-edited by Ankori, will accompany the exhibition.

ANDREA SALVATORI Solo Show @ MUSEO DAVIA BARGELLINI, Bologna ARTE FIERA

January 16, 2016  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

 

A cura di Sabrina Samorì e Silvia Battistini

Promossa da Istituzione Bologna Musei

THE POOL NYC è orgogliosa di annunciare la mostra personale di Andrea Salvatori al Museo Davia Bargellini.

Dopo una serie di mostre collettive e personali organizzate dalla galleria, Andrea Salvatori torna a Bologna con una personale al Museo Davia Bargellini.

È una trama di spiazzanti tensioni e paradossali equilibri visivi quella che sostiene Gli specchi dovrebbero pensare più a lungo prima di riflettere, il progetto espositivo concepito da Andrea Salvatori in dialogo con l’eclettico patrimonio del Museo Davia Bargellini.

Con attitudine giocosa, l’artista si confronta con i due nuclei che compongono le collezioni del museo – le raccolte di arti applicate e la quadreria senatoria della famiglia Bargellini – traducendo sul piano della strategia espositiva i meccanismi cardinali del suo fare artistico: la manipolazione di elementi distanti tra loro e lo scarto percettivo generato dalla loro collisione semantica e formale.

La mostra è promossa dall’Istituzione Bologna Musei nell’ambito della quarta edizione di ART CITY Bologna (29-31 gennaio 2016), il programma di iniziative istituzionali promosso da Comune di Bologna in collaborazione con BolognaFiere in occasione di Arte Fiera, che si propone di offrire nuove prospettive di visita al patrimonio storico-artistico della città attraverso opere di artisti contemporanei.

Dal 21 Gennaio al 10 Aprile 2016
Orario standard: dal martedì al sabato: ore 9-14; domenica e festivi infrasettimanali: ore 9-13
Orario ART CITY: venerdì 29 gennaio ore 10-20, sabato 30 gennaio ore 10.30-24, domenica 31 gennaio ore 10.30-20

Museo Davia Bargellini

tel. 051 236708
email

Ingresso gratuito

JAMES CASE-LEAL. ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE. VENEZIA

JAMES CASE-LEAL. ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE. VENEZIA

August 21, 2015  |  NEWS  |  No Comments  |  Share

THE POOL NYC is proud to present Ultraviolet Catastrophe, a solo exhibition by New York based artist James Case-Leal.

This exhibition will include selections of paintings from three unique series on light – Sun painting, Black Rainbows, and Invisible Light.

James Case-Leal creates rainbows and celestial bodies linked to the creation of the universe. His paintings are made with numerous layers of paint sprayed on linen canvases stretched over wood. The surfaces are scrubbed and polished to perfection. The effect is extremely beautiful and powerful. You can see many things in these perfect works. They reference moments from the Big Bang to the intensity of Turner to the serenity of James Turrell.

His Sun paintings offer the experience of staring at the sun with all its warmth, brightness, and intensity. In his Black Rainbow paintings he creates a rainbow, the result of sun and rain together, and places it against a deep black background, a space that appears dreamy and mysterious. The White Light paintings are based on invisible light – the light that is outside of our visible spectrum, but surrounds us.

A selection of small porcelain sculptures representing masks and heads are displayed throughout the floor. They evoke anthropology and ground the ethereal experience of the paintings to remind us that we are here with the earth.

The exhibition will take place at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi in Venice, a palace temporarily transformed in to a gallery for this exhibition. The XVII century Palazzo, with Terrazzo floors and Stucco rooms are a perfect setting for Case-Leal’s work. The mix of contemporary paintings in this historical building will be mind blowing.

Case-Leal is a Texan born New York based artist, who received a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 2014. He has most recently exhibited in NYC at Marianne Boesky, Fergus McCaffrey, and Franklin Parrasch galleries. This will be his first solo show in Italy.

Venice, 1st September – 15th September 2015.

Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi, Campo Santa Maria del Giglio.

The opening reception will take place on 1st September starting from 5 pm.