Enrico Morsiani

Opening: June 21st, 2006 / 7 pm June 21st – September 20th, 2006 Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani (Project Room), Via Ventura 3, Milano

Curated by Santa Nastro

Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani presents, in the Project space, Enrico Morsiani’s solo show Link, curated by Santa Nastro. The project articulates itself in two different phases. The first contemplates the installation on the walls of 3 wax works titled Link, that originate grassed wires going through the gallery’s ambient to the entrance door, and going out in the neighborhood, with the precise intention of establishing a direct, physical relationship between the external world and the gallery’s internal space. And it happens in the same way inside the art’s microcosmos. But the wires also create a sort of deferred relation between contemporary culture, made of infinite images and events that precipitate on human lives at amazing speed, and the introspective space that belong to each of ourselves, represented by the circle of the wax works and by the state of “flowing” induced by itself in the mind of the public.

The second phase of the project (The Maori Masks-the farest culture) is represented by three panels of white wood with photographs related to the maori culture, geographically the most distant from the place where the artist lives (Imola, Peripheral West). The images were fastly downloaded from the Internet and mounted on Ikea boards, then posed on three panels with wheels and handles: they will be exhibited in public spaces near the gallery (the bar, the restaurant, the artist’s Italo Zuffi’s studio). The poriect’s unity truly belongs to Enrico Morsiani’s research, that founds its force in the degradation of the peripherycal and “decentered” condition.