Open since April 2008, Studio Maffei operates as a curatorial project, dedicated to the share of the contemporary art shapes; through the development, communication and realization of alternative exhibitions projects.
The research is based on showing works that both reflect and refract the contemporary culture of everyday life; featured by debut-emerging and mid-career artists, both local and foreign; which involves a broad range of art expressions, including painting, sculpture, film/video, performance and conceptual installation.
The headquarters is located in Milan, Italy, but rather than adopt a gallery-as-sanctuary mentality, we are encouraged to move our projects off-location; promoting our vision in collaboration with biennials institutions, galleries and others activities in the art system.
STUDIO MAFFEI MILANO | Vogue It
Within walking distance of Union Square, on the corner between 18th and Broadway, until October 18th STUDIO MAFFEI IS PROUD TO SUPPORT ITS LOCAL ARTISTS, a statement-making title for an exhibition that is constantly evolving, offering a full program of parties, openings and performances, thanks to the commitment of four young artists Corrado Abate, Tommaso Lipari, Luca De Santis and Fabrizio Braghieri.
The works, some of which realized expressly for the exhibition, others adjusted to the context of Environmen furniture, interact in the surprisingly dramatic darkness of the basement. There is someone who, like Fabrizio Braghieri, proposes an intimate work, started when his mother had passed away, entirely covering his studio in white spiderwebs studio. The same webs that now lay on the gallery's floor, representing the transition, testifying a moment, and how it is contaminated by present. Corrado Abate, with his modular box, ponders over the idea of pilgrimage alongside with the use of wood, like oak or walnut, investigating it different symbols. Luca De Santis tells of interrupted moments and states of passive thought with a series of photographs and videos, while Tommaso Lipari gives us the story of his life in comic strips.
Besides the works exhibited in the basement, for four Sundays until the end of October, the window overlooking Broadway will change its setting up. The single artists will re-interpret the different home spaces using the eco-friendly design furniture provided by Environment and for each "artist-like" room a different vernissage will be showcased in the gallery…
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