The Whitelight Contemporary Art Gallery and Copernico – a spaces and services platform dedicated to smart working – are consolidating their partnership started in 2016 and are presenting the “di Parole faccio Arte” exhibition. This ambitious and courageous artistic journey, without geographical boundaries but with precise design and theme boundaries will touch 4 Italian Copernico spaces in Milan, Turin and Rome. The goal of the partnership starting from the Copernico community is to offer exhibitions and opportunities for meeting, where culture becomes one of the driving forces in promoting creativity and innovation.
Di Parole faccio Arte is the first thematic exhibition consisting of three solo exhibitions by Giorgio Milani, Sabrina D’Alessandro and Opiemme, three artists and three different perspectives for a traveling journey to rediscover words and their representation in visual art.
The exhibition, the result of an idea by Giorgia Sarti, co-founder of Whitelight Art Gallery and Guido Galimberti, a well-established and long-standing Milanese art collector, features the word in visual art as its single theme. Three different languages are used to communicate a form of expression that links words and images and which enhances poetry by transforming it into painting, sculpture, research and interactive installations.
Giorgio Milani, whose solo show will open the traveling exhibition, began his research in the mid-60s looking at the relationship between images and writing, and from the 1990s began to express himself through the assembly of wooden typographic characters, the so-called “poetari” sadly now virtually disappeared. On 7th February 2018 he opened in Copernico Castello in Milan after which he will go on to Rome in June and then Turin in September.
A few days later it will be the works of Sabrina D’Alessandro to occupy the spaces in the Copernico Garibaldi in Turin. In 2009 she founded the URPS (Office for the Resurrection of Lost Words) through which the artist looks into, explores and brings back to life words that have otherwise been lost, thereby turning them into videos, sculptures, installations and actions. Her works start with words in order to investigate the human soul and they do it in a brilliant, often ironic fashion, taking us on an absorbing journey which sheds a different light on the reality that surrounds us.
And finally in March at the Clubhouse Barberini in Rome it will be the turn of Opiemme, an artist who in wondering how to update forms of communication, reinvents the enjoyment of and opportunity for reading while looking for new ways to present it. Working under a pseudonym, the artist is known for combining poetry with public art and for driving the movement of Italian street poetry towards new horizons.
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