Tony Cragg - Alberto Garutti - Martin Disler - Bettina Pousttchi - Alex Dorici - Thomas Virnich - Véronique Arnold
Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik

19 Feb31 May 2017
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
Tony Cragg, Bettina Pousttchi, ‘Tony Cragg - Alberto Garutti - Martin Disler - Bettina Pousttchi - Alex Dorici - Thomas Virnich - Véronique Arnold – Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, 2017
Tony Cragg
Bettina Pousttchi
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2017
Tony Cragg, ‘Tony Cragg - Alberto Garutti - Martin Disler - Bettina Pousttchi - Alex Dorici - Thomas Virnich - Véronique Arnold – Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, 2017
Tony Cragg
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2017
Tony Cragg, ‘Point of View’, 2012
Tony Cragg
Point of View, 2012
Ceramic (glazed silver)
46 (h) x 15 x 15 cm
Tony Cragg, ‘Point of View’, 2012
Tony Cragg
Point of View, 2012
Ceramic (glazed white with crackles)
46 (h) x 15 x 15 cm
Bettina Pousttchi, ‘NYT’, 2016
Bettina Pousttchi
NYT, 2016
Fired and glazed clay, steel
118 (h) x 60,5 x 81 cm
Bettina Pousttchi, ‘NYT (detail)’, 2016
Bettina Pousttchi
NYT (detail), 2016
Fired and glazed clay, steel
118 (h) x 60,5 x 81 cm
Bettina Pousttchi, ‘NYT (detail)’, 2016
Bettina Pousttchi
NYT (detail), 2016
Fired and glazed clay, steel
118 (h) x 60,5 x 81 cm
Thomas Virnich, ‘Mailänder Dom’, 2016
Thomas Virnich
Mailänder Dom, 2016
Ceramic glazed
99.8(h) x 78 x 66.5 cm
Véronique Arnold, Alberto Garutti, ‘Tony Cragg - Alberto Garutti - Martin Disler - Bettina Pousttchi - Alex Dorici - Thomas Virnich - Véronique Arnold – Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, 2017
Véronique Arnold
Alberto Garutti
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2017
Véronique Arnold, ‘Le bruissement des feuilles / le miroitement de l'eau ’, 2017
Véronique Arnold
Le bruissement des feuilles / le miroitement de l'eau, 2017
Limoges porcelain leaves on silk georgette kimono
160 (h) x 122 x 9 cm
Véronique Arnold, ‘Le bruissement des feuilles / le miroitement de l'eau (detail)’, 2017
Véronique Arnold
Le bruissement des feuilles / le miroitement de l'eau (detail), 2017
Limoges porcelain leaves on silk georgette kimono
160 (h) x 122 x 9 cm
Véronique Arnold, ‘Le bruissement des feuilles / le miroitement de l'eau (detail)’, 2017
Véronique Arnold
Le bruissement des feuilles / le miroitement de l'eau (detail), 2017
Limoges porcelain leaves on silk georgette kimono
160 (h) x 122 x 9 cm
Martin Disler, Alberto Garutti, ‘Tony Cragg - Alberto Garutti - Martin Disler - Bettina Pousttchi - Alex Dorici - Thomas Virnich - Véronique Arnold – Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, 2017
Martin Disler
Alberto Garutti
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2017
Martin Disler, Alex Dorici, ‘Tony Cragg - Alberto Garutti - Martin Disler - Bettina Pousttchi - Alex Dorici - Thomas Virnich - Véronique Arnold – Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, 2017
Martin Disler
Alex Dorici
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2017
Alex Dorici, ‘Portugal al Cubo / 49’, 2017
Alex Dorici
Portugal al Cubo / 49, 2017
Painted ceramic tiles
99 (h) x 99 x 3 cm
Thomas Virnich, ‘Tony Cragg - Alberto Garutti - Martin Disler - Bettina Pousttchi - Alex Dorici - Thomas Virnich - Véronique Arnold – Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano, 2017
Thomas Virnich
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie Agra / Lugano
2017
Thomas Virnich, ‘Fragment vom Mailänder Dom’, 1992
Thomas Virnich
Fragment vom Mailänder Dom, 1992
Ceramic
34,5 (h) x 26 x 15 cm
Thomas Virnich, ‘Fragment vom Mailänder Dom’, 1992
Thomas Virnich
Fragment vom Mailänder Dom, 1992
Ceramic
34,5 (h) x 26 x 15 cm
Alex Dorici, ‘Azulejos Light Line 844’, 2016
Alex Dorici
Azulejos Light Line 844, 2016
Ceramic tiles, UV pigment, Wood lamp
variable size
Alex Dorici, ‘Azulejos Light Line 844’, 2016
Alex Dorici
Azulejos Light Line 844, 2016
Ceramic tiles, UV pigment, Wood lamp
variable size
Alex Dorici, ‘Azulejos Light Line 844 (night view)’, 2016
Alex Dorici
Azulejos Light Line 844 (night view), 2016
Ceramic tiles, UV pigment, Wood lamp
variable size
Alex Dorici, ‘Azulejos Light Line 844 (night view)’, 2016
Alex Dorici
Azulejos Light Line 844 (night view), 2016
Ceramic tiles, UV pigment, Wood lamp
variable size
Alex Dorici, ‘Azulejos Light Line 844 (night view)’, 2016
Alex Dorici
Azulejos Light Line 844 (night view), 2016
Ceramic tiles, UV pigment, Wood lamp
variable size
Press release

We are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition devoted entirely to ceramics. The show features the work of seven artists: Tony Cragg (*1949, Liverpool), Alberto Garutti (*1948, Galbiate), Martin Disler (1949, Seewen – 1996, Geneva), Bettina Pousttchi (*1971, Mainz), Alex Dorici (*1979, Lugano), Thomas Virnich (*1957, Eschweiler) and Véronique Arnold (*1973, Strasbourg).

 

One of the most ancient materials in human history, ceramics has been used to produce pottery, crockery, decorations and construction materials since the origins of man. Properties like elasticity, wear resistance and durability have allowed a widespread use of ceramics in both sculpture and architecture. In all of its different forms (firing temperatures, composition, glazes, paint, etc.), ceramics has been an integral part of the history of human evolution since antiquity.

 

The exhibition at Agra takes a look at contemporary artistic production focusing on ceramics. The show includes the work of seven of the gallery’s artists: Sir Tony Cragg (knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2016) presents works from the 1990s, and two more recent small sculptures. Alberto Garutti, well known for his radical and conceptual approach to art, has created a work especially for this exhibition. The show also features several terracotta pieces by Martin Disler that were recently displayed at the Kunsthalle in Bielefeld and published in the exhibition catalogue. Drawing inspiration from her special interest in architecture, the Berlin-based German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi produces works in which seriality and spatial dynamism delineate a substantial equilibrium of form. Alex Dorici’s installation is inspired by the azulejo tiles of Portugal’s architectural tradition. There are also glazed ceramic works by Thomas Virnich, some of which were presented in early 2016 in Tony Cragg’s venue in Wuppertal. Finally, Véronique Arnold presents a delicate, poetic new work alluding to Japanese traditions relating to the passing of time and the ephemeral existence of human beings.

 

These artists put forward a wealth of different interpretations of a common medium, ceramics. Some works recall the plant or the animal kingdom; others reflect on the relationship between architecture and space; still others engage directly with the surrounding environment. The exhibition offers a varied, singular group of works centring on the artistic ceramic production of local and international artists, providing an opportunity to discover new stimuli and to be amazed by the uniqueness of the works.

 

For further information:

 

Buchmann Galerie

Via Gamee, CH-6927 Agra (Collina d’Oro)

Open by appointment

 

 

buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch / www.buchmanngalerie.com

Comunicato stampa

Abbiamo il grande piacere di annunciare l’apertura della mostra tematica dedicata interamente alla ceramica. Sette gli artisti in mostra: Tony Cragg (*1949, Liverpool), Alberto Garutti (*1948, Galbiate), Martin Disler (1949, Seewen-1996, Ginevra), Bettina Pousttchi (*1971, Mainz), Alex Dorici (*1979, Lugano),Thomas Virnich (*1957, Eschweiler), Véronique Arnold (*1973, Strasbourg).           

La ceramica è uno dei più antichi materiali utilizzati dall’uomo sin dalle sue origini per produrre vasellame, stoviglie, decorazioni o materiale per la costruzione di abitazioni. Le sue proprietà plastiche, la resistenza e la durata nel tempo hanno permesso una grande diffusione della ceramica sia in scultura che in architettura. La ceramica, in tutte le sue forme (diversi gradi di cottura, composizione di materiali diversi, smaltata, dipinta e via dicendo) è parte integrante della storia evolutiva dell’essere umano sin dall’antichità.

 

L’esposizione tematica di Agra intende gettare uno sguardo sulla produzione artistica contemporanea in cui l’utilizzo della ceramica è al centro dell’attenzione. In mostra le opere di sette artisti della Galleria; Sir Tony Cragg, (da giugno 2016 nominato Cavaliere dalla Regina Elisabetta II) presenta dei lavori realizzati nel corso degli anni Novanta e due piccole sculture più recenti. Alberto Garutti, noto per il suo approccio artistico radicale e concettuale, ha concepito e creato un’opera appositamente per la mostra. Inserite nel percorso espositivo vi sono più opere in terracotta di Martin Disler esposte di recente alla Kunsthalle di Bielefeld e riprodotte nel relativo catalogo della mostra. L’artista tedesco iraniana Bettina Pousttchi, traendo spunto dal particolare interesse per l’architettura, realizza delle opere in cui serialità e dinamismo spaziale disegnano un sostanziale equilibrio della forma. Alex Dorici è presente con una sua installazione ispirata all’azulejo, piastrella in ceramica appartenente alla tradizione architettonica del Portogallo. Saranno esposte anche opere in ceramica smaltata di Thomas Virnich, in parte presentate ad inizio 2016 nello spazio espositivo di Tony Cragg a Wuppertal. Véronique Arnold propone infine un nuovo lavoro, delicato e poetico, che fa riferimento alla tradizione giapponese in relazione allo scorrere del tempo e all’effimera esistenza dell’essere umano.

 

Una proposta ricca di interpretazioni differenti basate su di un comune medium che è la ceramica; opere che rievocano il mondo vegetale e altre quello animale, opere che riflettono sul rapporto tra architettura e spazio, altre ancora che si relazionano direttamente all’ambiente circostante. La mostra offre un gruppo di lavori variegato e singolare incentrato sulla produzione artistica in ceramica di artisti locali e internazionali. Un’occasione per scoprire nuovi stimoli e  lasciarsi stupire dalla particolarità delle opere.

 

Per maggiori informazioni:

 

Buchmann Galerie

Via Gamee, CH-6927 Agra (Collina d’Oro)

Aperto su appuntamento

 

 

buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch / www.buchmanngalerie.com

Alex Dorici

Born in 1979 in Lugano from an Italo-Portuguese family.He studied at the artistic high school G. Terragni, Como, at the SUPSI, Lugano, and the Accademia Aldo Galli, Como where in 2005 he obtained his degree in etching and painting   He worked for 5 years in Paris. He lives and works in Lugano.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2018      Special award “Artist in Gallery”, international competition Arte Laguna Prize, Venice

 

2017      Honorable Mention by the Académie de Lettres et Arts Luso-Suísse for the spread and development of Portuguese culture abroad

 

2015      First prize for the realization of the work Installation ROPE 250 light in the atrium of the former primary school of Pregassona (Lugano)

 

2014       The Bally Foundation for Culture has named Alex Dorici as Bally Artist of the Year

               The CULT TV program of the Radio Televisione della Svizzera Italiana (RSI),  

                which oversees cultural and artistic promotion nominates Alex Dorici as its: "Artist Cult 2013"

 

2013      Gino and Gianna Macconi M.A.X. Museum Chiasso, youth prize competition, special mention with the installation Kilometer Zero

 

2012      Selection for the cantonal competition Kunst und Bau, Kantonsspital, Obwalden (Switzerland)


2004      2nd place, Vittorio Viviani Prize, Milan

              2nd prize at the Biennale d'incisione, Como
 

2003       1st prize with the short film “Saudade Itamar” in the video section of the Angelo Tenchio Study Competition, Como

 

 

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

 

2019      NeuralRope#1. Inside an Artificial Brain, realized together with Luca Gambardella, pedestrian  tunnel Lugano-Besso

 

2019      Portugal al cubo #729, Scuola Media Caslano

 

2018      Scotch Drawing16042018 white, urban intervention realized at the Valsangiacomo Centre, Chiasso

 

2017      Portugal al cubo #245, Restaurant Agua, Lugano

 

2016      Azulejos Light Line 844, Buchmann Galerie, Agra


              Installation Rope 300 meters Light, Torre del Capitano, Morcote

 

2015      Installation ROPE 250 light, Punto Città, Lugano-Pregassona

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2019    Dois Quartos 2/4, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto

 

2018    Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca, Locarno

 

2017    Portugal al cubo #729, Buchmann Lugano

 

            #9 Rooms, Museo Villa Pia, Porza

 

2015    Pointillism Garden Balls #2, Buchmann Lugano

 

             Cromie, personal exhibition of etchings and prints from the Parisian period 2005-201 at "Il brunitoio sala Panizza", Ghiffa

 

2014     3D light cube, Galleria Arrivada, Chur

             Save the Whale, installation realized for the Longlake Urban Art Festival Lugano

 

2013     Scotch Drawing 07072013, urban intervention realized in the great hall of the Università   della Svizzera italiana, promoted by Arte Urbana Lugano on the occasion of Street Art

             Longlake Festival Videoinstallazione extra muros, curated by Riccardo Lisi, Spazio d’arte contemporanea Larada Locarno, in collaboration with i2A of Vico Morcote

 

2012     Social Implosion, curated by Michele Balmelli,Artelier, Lugano

2011     Stiamo lavorando per voi, curated by Valeria Donnarumma and Arte Urbana Lugano,

             Exhibition space Lab-Comacina, Lugano
 

2010       Installazione modulare # 1000 Color, curated by Marcel Scheidegger, work commissioned by graphic arts industry Fratelli Roda, Taverne

 

2008      Cube de la paix, curated by the cultural services of the city of Malakoff, Paris

              Installazione modulare #664, curated by Hervé Gérland, ex Cinema Marcel Puyol, Paris

2007      Installazione modulare #1140 moduli, Artelier,Lugano

2006      Filosofia della forma, curated by Vítor Nogueira and Alexandro Castro, Centro culturale di

              Vila Real e Bragança (Portogallo)

 

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 2020     Biennale Bregaglia 2020, Bondo-Promontogno, Val Bregaglia

              Bex Triennial of Contemporary Sculpture   

 

2019      Begegnungen 2019, Kunstprojekt beim Rosenhügel Chur

 

2018       neoscope 18 - Junge Kunst reflektiert zofiscope 1974, installazione Azulejo Light Line e  performance Scotch Drawing, Kunsthaus Zofingen Jetzt Kunst no°6, Max Frisch Bad, Zurich

               Lo spazio ritrovato, Rassegna d’arte pubblica, Morcote

                Sm’arte 2018, Street Art Festival, Braganca, Portugal

           

2017       Ceramica / Céramique / Keramik, with Tony Cragg, Alberto Garutti, Martin Disler Bettina Pousttchi, Thomas Virnich,      Véronique Arnold, Buchmann Galerie, Agra

 

2016      Un percorso d’arte, Parco Scherrer, Morcote

 

2015      Jungkunst, Container museum, Winterthur

              Flowers for you, Buchmann Galerie Agra

              Nulla dies sine linea, con Zimoun , Arlette Ochsner, Monika Feucht , Maja Rieder,

               Kunsthaus, Zofingen

2014      Seguire il filo del discorso, with Marco D’Anna (photographs), Alberto Garutti (artwork), Buchmann Galerie Agra/Lugano

             It’s About Time, curated by Daniela Hermosilla, Alte Kindl Brauerei, Berlin

 

2013     Artelier 14°. Group exhibition by Alex Dorici, Luigi Boccadamo, Daniel Kemeny and Andreas Fischbach, curated by Michele Balmelli,Artelier, Lugano

             Premio Giovani artisti 2013, Fondazione Gino a Gianna Macconi with M.A.X Museo,  Chiasso

              L’AM. L’arte della memoria, curated by EGO Gallery and Ticinooff , Villa Ambrosetti,  Gentilino

              Lightness, curated by Paola Silvia Ubiali, Galleria Marella arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo

               Arspolis #3, contemporary art event in the city, curated by Michele Balmelli, Lugano

2012       Jungkunst, curated by Martin Landolt, Halle 52 Winterthur

               KunstNacht, curated by Richard Tisserand, Kreuzlingen
               Lightness Collective Show, curated by Maria Grazia Lurgo, MyaLurgo Gallery, Lugano

 

2011      Going Public, curated by Paolo Bianchi, Barbarian  Art Gallery, Zurich

              Open Gallery #2, Coldretor, curated by Riccardo Lisi, Artelier, Lugano

2008      Paristoutcourt, 6° International Short Film Festival, Paris

              L’Atelier Contrepoint alla Maat Gallery, curated by Matej Longyka, Maat Gallery, Paris

2007       L’arte del torchio. Esposizione collettiva dell’Atelier 17 di Parigi, Palazzo Civico, Cremona
              Biennial of engraving, City of Evora (Portugal)