Lupo Borgonovo, Yelloween at Vino Vero Venice

Vino Vero continues its collaboration with Lightbox, a new series of events related to contemporary art curated by Mara Sartore. On a quarterly basis, international artists who work with nature are invited to present site-specific works in the window of the wine club adjacent to the bar.

Lupo Borgonovo (1985) lives and works in Milan. His most recent solo exhibitions include: Aplomb, Museo del Novecento, Milan (2020); Zeester, Museo Civico di Castelbuono (2019); Alexandra, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan (2018). The artist has also been part of several group exhibitions, such as: Una Boccata d’Arte, Civita (2021); occupy and echo (a stage), curated by Tom Polo, Reading Room, Melbourne (2019); The Relative Naive, Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin, Germany (2019); #80 | #90, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy (2019), Volare, Reading Room, Melbourne (2022).

“Yelloween” is a site-specific work by Lupo Borgonovo, an artist whose work develops by combining and associating natural forms, historical artefacts and everyday objects. The artist’s practice mixes solids and liquids, existing and imaginary objects, refined and raw materials. “Yelloween” consists of a series of fruit casts that render the variety of natural forms through a synthetic material and presents the essential traits of Borgonovo’s sculptural practice, which he himself has defined as a “product by subtraction” and the creation of “forms sculpted by time”. The installation shows the presence of what was and is no more, the fruit is only present through its form.

The VETRINA project began on 25th September 2021 with the French artist Marie Denis, represented by the Galleria Alberta Pane Venezia – Paris, who created “Spathes” for Vetrina #1, an aluminum sculpture that takes inspiration from research on botany, made in collaboration with the Giovanardi textile company. For Vetrina #2, the artist Elham M. Aghili, an Italian-born artist with Persian roots who is finishing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, presented “Hybrids”, an immersive installation recalling an ideal garden, a metaphor of our inner world, a microcosm of nature and humanity. Vetrina#3 hosted Matilde Sambo’s site-specific work, called “Subtle Instability”. Her artistic research explores the complicated relationship between the natural world and the human being. For Vetrina#4 Ignazio Mortellaro presented “Umfangsbestimmung”, a site-specific project that reproduces a wunderkammer of objects from the artist’s studio. For Vetrina#5 Lilla Tabasso presented “Rumore / Noise”, a site-specific work in collaboration with the venetian Galleria Caterina Tognon.

The next edition will see a new installation from Fabio Roncato.

With the series of exhibitions Vetrina, artists are invited to reflect on the theme of nature, a key element in the philosophy of Vino Vero, and to create a site-specific installation capable of communicating with a context distinctive far from the usual exhibition spaces in the city of Venice.

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