With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.
Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.
Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.
Samori's works often refer to Italian 17th century painting. His still lifes, portraits and landscapes develop through enormous technical skills over a long span of time and through numerous layers of paint on copper, wood or canvas. But Samori withholds the 'finished' painting from us and purposely destroys the image surface and attacks it with palette-knifes, diluent or his bare hands. Physicalness and the body are most important for Samori's paintings. By focusing on the materiality and artificiality of the image, Samori negates classical represenation and questions painting itself.Read More
Nicola Samori was born in Forli, Italy, in 1977 and studied at the Accademia d'Arte in Bologna. Samorì exhibited in numerous international institutions and museums, including solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Tübingen in 2012 and Trafo Kunsthalle in Stettin, Poland in 2015. Samorì was part of the Italian Pavillon at the 54th and 56th Biennale di Venecia.
Text courtesy Galerie Eigen + Art.
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