Walk in and let your eyes settle not on the centre of the walls, but on their extremities. On the top sand the bottoms, and where the walls converge.
The works in this exhibition occupy the solid and the void, the negative and the positive, the passages and the cavities. All possible thoughts, above and below the surface of things, beyond the centre line of our horizon.
Corners constrict our living space, compressing our creativity, demarcating the arena in which each artist stages his or her own tale, occupying a space and measuring up to it with both body and mind.
Our body too is given rhythm by cavities and corners that open up and close tight, welcoming others into our intimacy or closing us off from contact.
Occupying a corner means making a lateral shift, searching among the folds of our everyday world for the infra-ordinaire that Georges Perec spoke about when using fresh eyes to observe normal things and the commonplace, as well as the most mundane, and when listening to the background noise of life, wondering about the hidden value of its mind-blowing ordinariness.
– Eva Brioschi (Norma Mangione Gallery press release)
Artists: Francesco Arena, Richard Artschwager, Talia Chetrit, Daniel Faust, Francesco Gennari, Paolo Icaro, Jochen Lempert, Robert Mapplethorpe, Landon Metz, Maurizio Nannucci, Richard Nonas, Giulio Paolini, Pratchaya Phinthong, SteveMcQueen, Fred Sandback, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz Erhard Walther.