Tatiana Villani – Polymorphy
Curated by Spela Zidar
November 16th, from 5 to 8PM
LdM Gallery,Via de’ Pucci 4
The LdM Gallery welcomes Tatiana Villani as she presents her exhibition Polimorfia (Polymorphy). With her exhibition, Villani showcases her creative endeavors and research through multimedia outlets. Words such as communication, movement, transformation, adaption, fertility, and error string together the separate works. Using different mediums like painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation, Villani explores her interest with issues pertinent to relational art. She creates a new artistic ecosystem for the viewer with her various projects analyzing the current social and political conditions of society and how it relates to the environment.
For the LdM Gallery Villani creates an exhibition representing a dialogue between several artworks that describe her research during the last decade, creating an environment where these projects can relate with one another. The artist describes the exhibition as a: “… necessity of dialogue, that is self-discovery through otherness. In this mirroring between different and at the same time connected works and themes, I try to discover what is still missing, what the next step will be and from which story this journey has begun.”
Villani further explains: “My work is [a] collective production, where dialogue takes place, both between the authors, if it is a multi-author process, and with the participants, if the process is relational.” The culmination of all the works present in the gallery are no accident. “The proportions and materials are related in an articulated, leveled way, moving from the sensitive surface to dive into exploration which is social, ecological, systemic and at the same time intra psychic…swapping the artistic languages increases the possibilities.”
Tatiana Villani Born in Bergamo in 1974 and grew up in the province of Lecce where she continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. From 2007 to 2011 she lived in Berlin, where she collaborated with the international project Happenstudio Platform for contemporary art. Villani’s activity ranges from visual arts, theater and art therapy applied to various areas of society. Since 2011, she has been involved in numerous projects and residencies collectively.
Curated by: Spela Zidar
Gallery interns: Girija Jhalani, Kayla Parsons
After the opening, the exhibition will stay open until Thursday, December 7th,
Mon, 10 AM – 2 PM, Tue – Fri, 4 – 7 PM
The LdM Gallery is a project by Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, an interdisciplinary space where academic research and artistic experimentation meet within a professional setting.