Contemporary Art Romania

06 December 2009

Alice Tomaselli - MIHAI (galeria SABOT, 12.12.2009 - 12.02.2010)

SABOT is pleased to present Mihai, a display o
f recent works by Italian artist Alice Tomaselli.
Working with different media — from photography to painting, from video to performance — Alice Tomaselli’s practice seems to be echoing an undeniable desire to find the primordial aspect of the art creation, which is deliberately chaotic and immune to the power of commodification. On the other side, the artist is clearly intending to find new and traditional ways to produce and present art objects that span from casting to handmade techniques, from embroidery to silkscreen.

Three unfinished installations (aimed at conquering a man) will be placed in three of the gallery corners. They are linked, but exist separately at the same time. Each installation consists of three objects. While the objects are complete, the installations are awaiting their final act. They must be activated. They are missing one action and will be considered complete only after this action takes place.

I see myself as a member of a species. Through my work I would like to develop analysis focused on the species to which I belong. Basically I don’t want to admit to the fact that I’m a human being. I would like to veer away from anthropocentric thoughts. I would also like to explore precisely what is going to happen in the future and during my death. (excerpt from Marcel Janco’s interview with Alice Tomaselli)


Accompanying the show, a printed matter conceived by the artist in cooperation with the gallery will be featuring an overview of her recent production and an interview with Sabot’s co-founder Marcel Janco.

exhibition space: 59-61 Henri Barbusse street,
400616, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
mailing address: 12 Horea street, ap. 10,
400038, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Tue – Sat, 4 - 8 p.m.

Sun, Mon – closed

About us:

SABOT was released at the beginning of 2009, by means of Dadaist spontaneity, as an attemptto verify the raison d'être of a gallery in the third millennium. Its initiators are Daria D. Pervain, former art critic and journalist and Marcel Janco, a Romanian-born, Turin-based art critic and curator (abstract inciter of Sabot and the gallery’s phantasmal comrade).

SABOT aims at having an elastic, almost unshaped format, able to take the form of our artist's views. A project incubator, a generator, moreover an eccentric travesty of a gallery. We embrace curatorial and commercial models without solution of continuity. We will raise questions rather than spell predictable truths, by sabotaging the fundamental division between high and low culture, process and result, art making and curating.

By having no constitutional predisposition to things which may become certainties at a certain time, Sabot hopes to avoid all the conventional paths of generating common sense within the art world.

1 comment:

Ivcelnaiv said...

dar de putina naivitate ce zici?
Un om căra în spate
Un dram de naivitate.