curated by Chiara Guidi
Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea e prometeogallery of Ida Pisani, are pleased to announce that the personal exhibition “The Angle of God” by Blue and Joy will be inaugurated on Saturday July 27th 2013 at the Church of San Matteo, in Lucca Tuscany. The exhibit, designed and built for this venue, has been curated by Chiara Guidi. The artwork “The Angle of God” will be visible to the naked eye at 5,17 p.m.
It will be perceivable by all present as a unique work that has within itself an action generating device, without the use of any technical or technological tools and without specific special effects: “The Angle of God” will activate and be in motion at certain times and for short intervals.
The artwork will be installed on the pavement of the Church of San Matteo, in the central nave: the light filtering in from the rose window will refract on it offering a true epiphany to visitors. Three round kaleidoscopic mirrors, which segmented, broken and painted, will generate their own visions from their fragments, allowing all to observe the same image of light and color at three different times and in three different “solar phases” on the opposite wall.
“The Angle of God” is a reflective and chromatically revealing device; by being an archetypal mandala, it announces the divine presence in the same light of creation and of vision.
An immaterial, vibrant corner which, similarly to a literary “green ray”, will be a performing act of sculpture, positioned on the ground, radiates its image that at the same time, almost miraculously, coinciding with its own message.
Blue and Joy have calculated that on July 27th, between 5.17 and 6.30 p.m. the sun’s rays will shine into the church: by working on the sunbeam’s projected movement they have been able to create this unprecedented project which also includes other recent works that have defined their research.
On display Blue and Joys post–Byzantine mosaics, large Masonite bas-reliefs made up of thousands of emptied, fiberglass-like pills that represent graphic signs of punctuation. The capsules, in their pharmaceutical single-dose form, will serve as boardwalks for viewers, symbolic gangways over the linguistic and artistic meaning of exclamation and question marks. The installation paper planes, a tribute to Boetti’s Aerei (1977), will also be shown at the Church di San Matteo. The aluminum paper planes land horizontally on the walls, pivoting around the apse whilst the extra-large aluminum notepads, typed up or scribbled by pen & magic marker, record private musings on destiny, on what tomorrow holds, on the future, on art.
A journal of intimate reflections, dreams and feelings thought “out loud” and openly, directly declared similar to “instant thoughts”. Thus Blue and Joy formulate their confidential aesthetics and the message simultaneously becomes their Doing.
Blue and Joy are the main characters of a project created by Fabio La Fauci (Milan 1977) and Daniele Sigalot (Rome 1976) at the end of 2005. Since then the italian born Berlin based duo has been making something of a name for their immense media project. Their ability of communicating corresponds to a wide linguistic versatility: they use a lot of materials, often innovative; they test multiple and interdisciplinary techniques; their installations always have a great impact. Certainly the mix of their experiences, their prolific techniques (from cardboard to aluminium, from mosaic to video, from drawing to painting) and the relation with a young and trendy culture made Blue and Joy an extraordinary aesthetic mirror of our times. Ironic and conceptual, they have a constant confrontation about communication: verbal, visual, coded, allusive, but always revealing hidden messages combined to real emotions. Blue and Joy are dreamers of a world where contraddictions and questions stimulate adventures and characters, always linked by a thin red line, the one of surprise and alienation. They live and work in Berlin, in their Pizzeria, a real factory, hothouse of connections and laboratory of dreams. Recent exhibitions: January 2011 ‐ Galeria Mayoral – Barcellona “L’amore non si cura ‐ The 16th discouraging exhibition of Blue and Joy”; March 2011 ‐ Independent Ideas ‐ Milano “Blue and Joy and the broken kaleidoscope”; December 2011 – Freedom Tower Museum – Miami “The wind doesn’t have a plan”; January 2012 – Spazio BET – Bologna “The Discipline of Chaos”; January 2013 – Artra Gallery – Milano “The superficial essence of a deep appearance”; February 2013 – Flash Art Event – Milano