Ballpoint Pen on Cardboard, 14,8 x 10,5 cm, May 2020
I am particularly happy with the participation of one of my works in the collective exhibition at the Drawing Center in Cincinnati and at the same time, I am very sorry not to be there in person.
They went out of their way for this to take place with all the attention to health security.
I thank you for all that you are doing.
Sono particolarmente contento della partecipazione di uno dei miei lavori alla mostra collettiva presso il Drawing Center di Cincinnati e allo stesso tempo, mi dispiace molto non essere lì di persona.
Si sono prodigati affinché ciò avvenisse con tutta l’attenzione alla sicurezza sanitaria.
Vi ringrazio per tutto quello che state facendo.
16th Annual Small Works Exhibit from May 30th to June 26th
An exhibit of works from across the U.S. and Canada, each no larger than about 7″ in size.
Back in 2005 we launched the Magnitude Seven project with the idea that small works would be easier and more practical for artists to send to Manifest in Cincinnati from anywhere in the world. This proved true, and right off it was this exhibit that lead to Manifest earning the tag line ‘the neighborhood gallery for the world.’
Inevitably MAG 7 is a wild and varied mix of works, including an extreme range of media, styles, and artist intents. The exhibit always gains unity from the common scale, so even disparate works seem to engage in playful and tolerant conversation across the gallery or side by side. We have found that having a couple galleries full of hand-sized works is a joyful experience of small things well made, a menagerie of creativity, and a poignant reminder that bigger is not always better.
We are happy to offer this sixteenth annual exhibit of works no larger than seven inches in any dimension. For this year’s project 112 artists from 36 states, Washington D.C., and 6 countries submitted 420 works for consideration by Manifest’s intensely competitive jury process. Twenty-six works by the following 15 artists from 11 states, Canada and Italy, were selected for presentation in the gallery and the season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual.
– TICKETED ADMISSION: The four exhibits will officially open with a special limited admission timed-ticketed preview on Friday, May 29th, 6-9pm. Visitors can obtain a ticket for a specific 25 minute timeframe at the link below for any amount of donation (even a dollar). Each ticket must be obtained separately (for example you can’t just indicate you want 3). Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-preview-for-four-new-exhibits-tickets-106002335840. Unfortunately, due to the requirement to manage density in the gallery, exhibiting artists must also have a ticket to attend during the preview.
In the era of the impossibility of the representation of painting, significantly, the function of the artist coincides with the privileged space of the fruition of the work.
The author is alone and sacrifices himself as the only witness of what happens and will never happen again.
The bequest is a decorative system that can be hardly interpreted and resolved by the viewer.
No longer the representation of deconstruction but the result of a construction.
This construction is the only possible work of art, not already relegated to the rank of performance but a testament to the technique, and not with it
The making becomes the modern archetype, beyond any meaning.
The only contemporary art.
Nell’era dell’impossibilità della rappresentazione della pittura, significativamente, la funzione dell’artista coincide con lo spazio privilegiato della fruizione dell’opera.
L’autore è solo e si sacrifica come unico testimone di ciò che accade e non accadrà mai più.
Il lascito è un sistema decorativo che difficilmente può essere interpretato e risolto dallo spettatore.
Non più la rappresentazione della decostruzione ma il risultato di una costruzione.
Questa costruzione è l’unica possibile opera d’arte, non già relegata al rango di performance ma a testimonianza della tecnica, e non con essa
Il fare diventa l’archetipo moderno, oltre ogni significato.
L’unica arte contemporanea.