Emigration Made Pavilion 148
April 10 – June 5, 2015
Via Ventura, 3 Milan 20134 – Italy
Prometeogallery is pleased to present the third solo exhibition by Giuseppe Stampone entitled EMIGRATION MADE PAVILION 148.
Giuseppe Stampone’s latest project ‘Emigration Made Pavilion 148’ starts off from the demand of hospitality and the intricate question of the ‘stranger’ or the ‘foreigner’. The works on display, ranging from drawings to sculptures, explore the notion of a sociopolitical border and the multiple forms of control that come with it.
The timely planning of this solo show makes it coincide with the Expo Milano 2015, the world’s fair that is entirely dictated by the nation-state and its corporate allies. Conceived as an imaginary 148th pavilion to be added to the fair, Stampone’s conceptual project tackles the issue of migration in a cynical yet playful and poetic way, relating it to various means of transport (trains, ships, trucks) that are turned into remote-controlled vehicles within the gallery space. Apart from that, several bic pen drawing are put on show, mocking the idea of protectionist merchandising labels.
Text curated by Pieter Vermeulen
Giuseppe Stampone (born in Cluses, France, 1974) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Rome and New York. His artistic production ranges from multimedia installations and videos to drawings made with Bic pen, a technique common to several of his projects. He is the founder of Solstizio Project (http://solstizio.org/) in collaboration with the European Union and developed in different Countries of the world. Stampone collaborates with various Universities as the Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino where he teaches “Tecniche e Tecnologie delle Arti Visive” IULM of Milan, the Federico II University of Naples and the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of Toronto. He elaborates interventions of research and experimentation about art and new media with Alberto Abruzzese and Derrick De Kerckhove.
Stampone’s work has been exhibited widely throughout Italy and abroad, in international Art Biennial and Museums including the 56th Venice Biennial (2015); Kochi-Muziris Biennial (2012);11th Havana Biennial (2012); Liverpool Biennial (2010); 14th and 15th Quadriennale of Rome (2004 – 2008); Kunsthalle City Museum in Gwangiu (2010); American Academy in Rome (2008 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015); MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts – in Rome (2014); Palazzo Reale in Milan (2014); Gamec Museum in Bergamo (2010 – 2011 – 2014) solo show “Global Education”; solo show Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milano-Lucca (2012); Macro Museum in Rome (2010 – 2011); “Giuseppe Stampone – The Rules of the Game”, solo show, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milano-Lucca (2010). In 2013 was affiliated Fellowship at The American Academy in Rome and winner of the Art Residency at Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art (YMCA), Gwangju, Korea. He won the 3° Maretti Prize (Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato) and the first edition of Pacco d’Artista Prize promoted by Poste Italiane.