Art Project by Christian Fogarolli
Project supported by the Italian Council (6th Edition 2019) program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
Winner of the Italian Council project (2019), Christian Fogarolli’s Pneuma focuses on the immateriality and intangibility of mental illness by analysing various geographical and cultural contexts, questioning the stigma and categorisation created by political, corporate and state systems. Fogarolli’s work is an attempt to bring to light the entire spectrum of subjectivity behind diagnoses, which otherwise risks remaining untold.
Through travels, research residencies, collaborations in ten different countries and immersion into multiple European realities, the artist conceived a project consisting of several immersive works. He has developed an exhibition path, which encompasses multimedia, environmental installation, that interacts with glass sculptures and a video piece, created in collaboration with brain research institutes such as the CIMeC – Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Rovereto and the King’s College in London.
The project will be presented in different places: at STATE Studio Berlin in Berlin, at MARe Museum in Bucharest, at Schwarzescafé at Löwenbräukunst in Zürich and at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, that will finally acquire the work within its permanent collection.
Christian Fogarolli, Pneuma installation at State Studio Berlin, photo courtesy of the artist