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Ariel Schlesinger’s Two Good Reasons (2015), presented by Galleria Massimo Minini (Brescia) at Art Basel Unlimited 2016, is a repeated choreographed movement between two large sheets of polypropylene.Read More
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In this article we bring you a diverse selection of unique art events to watch this week. The selection includes an exhibition inspired by a William Burrough novel, a Brooklyn-based art collective retrospective, an exhibition that is taking place in a living room, photography exhibition documenting the social protest movements, modern culture everyday objects turned into a sculpture installation and a group exhibition dealing with mechanism through sculpture and video.Read More
Ariel Schlesinger looks at our reality in a poetic way, deflecting everyday objects in some discrete subversion. With humor and in an offhand manner, he achieves to insufflate life to those objects, turning them away from their original purpose, shifting them through subtle transformations. His work creates a tension between the materiality of ordinary and used objects and their original purpose. He thus unveils the hidden potential of details we usually pay no attention to. His objects, often carrying somewhat of a trivial sense of reality, are getting to coexist and are sometimes played in poetic situations, where the distanced view of the art piece gives way to a feeling of menace, without any rationality. Some of his installations and sculptures show off some objects we assume are innocent, which in their situation and their association of potentially dangerous objects (gas bottle, broken glass pieces, flames…) unforeseeably provoke a strong emotional impact. The artist undeniably uses surprise, as well as the fascination people hold on fire, the explosions, as if the point was to highlight our deepest fears, our helplessness facing danger.
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