text on the exhibition by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Paolo Brambilla’s multidisciplinary artistic practice utilizes speculative processes and formal permutations, adopting or distorting different productive and reproductive formats, in order to address the infinite cycles of assimilation, dispersion and transformation of the cultural product.
On the occasion of his first solo exhibition at a museum, Paolo Brambilla presents an original project specifically created for the Mef.
In this exhibition, the artist takes into consideration the stylistic category of “capriccio” – a thematic processing rich in transformations and free associations of moments seemingly untied to one another – in order to investigate how historically stratified images and information could be despoiled, aesthetically adapted and reapplied so that they can constitute new archipelagos and constellations of meanings.
Capriccio presents different total environments made of numerous types of objects ranging from modular furniture to amorphous sculptures and decorative structures, analysing conceptual integration between time and space of the fiction and the methods of aesthetic and artistic production.
21 June – 17 September 2017
Wednesday to Friday 14-19
Saturday and Sunday 11-19
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