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YOU CAN’T

Stephan Balleux, Adelheid De Witte, Gianluca Di Pasquale, Benoît Félix, Aïda Kazarin, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Alessandro Scarabello

curated by Bouquet Brussels in collaboration with Yellow
29.10 – 26.11.2017

 

 

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Yellow continues its research in the field of contemporary painting and by pursuing its mission to establish and promote networks and exchanges between artists and institutions, it presents a new international collaboration between Belgium and Italy.

 

Brussels lands in Varese with ‘You Can’t’, a group show on contemporary painting, and the first collaboration between Yellow and Bouquet Brussels, founded by Natacha De Mol and Florian Kiniques. You Can’t is an exhibition presenting work by five Belgian artists : Stephan Balleux, Adelheid De Witte, Benoît Félix, Aïda Kazarian and Kristof Van Heerschvelde, and by two Italian artists : Gianluca Di Pasquale and Alessandro Scarabello.

 

The title of the exhibition was chosen on account of the ambiguity it evinces: is painting attractive because it is forbidden? Or is it forbidden because it is attractive? You Can’t originates in Yellow’s founding question: “what is the place of young painting in Italy today?”.

 

Bouquet therefore decided to design an exhibition of seven artists who are committed to Painting. Each of them inscribes his/her research within the use of various strategies of representation constantly aiming to question the identities of painting —

 

absent / forbidden / guilty / image / exotic / landscape / plot / seductive / playful / alone / absurd / contortionist / body language / motif / clothing / mobile / stirring / in progress /…

 

This heterogeneity marks Bouquet’s curatorial initiative, aiming to draw attention to some highly individual artists met at their studio, by putting together an exhibition of their work.

 

You Can’t is supported by Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Kunstenpunt / Flanders Art Institute, Open Care and FARE.

 

 

 

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Yellow prosegue la sua attività di ricerca nel campo della pittura contemporanea e, fedele alla propria mission di costituire e promuovere relazioni e momenti di confronto tra artisti, enti e soggetti diversi, propone nel suo spazio una mostra che è frutto di una nuova collaborazione internazionale.

 

Il Belgio arriva a Varese, con You Can’t, esposizione collettiva di pittura contemporanea, primo step di un lavoro sinergico tra Yellow e Bouquet, fondato da Natacha De Mol e Florian Kiniques. Gli artisti invitati sono i belgi Stephan Balleux, Adelheid De Witte, Benoît Félix, Aïda Kazarian, Kristof Van Heeschvelde e gli italiani Gianluca Di Pasquale e Alessandro Scarabello, attraverso confini generazionali e culturali, per mettere in luce diverse modalità e prospettive del fare pittura oggi.

 

Il titolo della mostra vuole rimarcare una specifica ambiguità: la pittura è attraente perché “proibita” o è “proibita” perché attraente? La mostra ha infatti avuto origine a partire dalla domanda che in qualche modo ha segnato l’apertura dello progetto varesino tre anni fa: “Che spazio è dato oggi alla pittura emergente in Italia?”

 

Bouquet ha dunque voluto dare vita a una mostra di sette artisti impegnati nel campo della pittura, ognuno dei quali inscrive la propria ricerca nell’uso di varie e specifiche strategie di rappresentazione, mettendo in costante discussione le identità della pittura –

 

assenza / proibizione / colpa / immagine / erotismo / paesaggio / trama / seduttiva / giocosa / sola / assurda / contorsionista / linguaggio del corpo / motivo / abbigliamento / commovente / in progressione / …

 

Questa eterogeneità segna l’iniziativa curatoriale di Bouquet, con lo scopo di mettere in luce l’attività artistica di meritevoli individui conosciuti nel proprio studio e organizzando mostre con il loro lavoro.

 

You Can’t gode del supporto di Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Kunstenpunt / Flanders Art Institute, Open Care and FARE.

 

 


Stephan Balleux, Inscriptus (sorry) #24, overpainted found document, 29x39cm, 2016
Stephan Balleux, White canvas (with a twist), porcelain, 16×11,4×4,5cm, 2010
Gianluca Di Pasquale, Jungle II, oil on canvas, 40x50cm, 2011

 

Adelheid De Witte, Trophy, acrylic Paint on Juggling Pin on Metal Rack, 2017
Adelheid De Witte, Bowling Alley VI, oil on wood, 30x20cm, 2017
Aïda Kazarian, A K 1 6 B 1 5 X 1 0. 2., peinture iridescente (empreintes des auriculaires) sur bois
préparé, 15x10cm, 2016
Stephan Balleux, Inscriptus (she was here) #1, overpainted found document, 24,3x36x3cm, 2016

Stephan Balleux, Inscriptus (sorry) #24, overpainted found document, 29x39cm, 2016
Alessandro Scarabello, The Gentleman (The Prelude), oil on canvas, cm 194 x 149cm, 2016
Kristof Van Heeschvelde, I wonder what you are doing now, oil on canvas, 100x150cm, 2016
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FUNDRAISING 2018/2019

A selection of available drawings and limited edition artworks from the Yellow collective and other contributors.

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YELLOW #1

Catalogue in edition of 300 copies.
108 pag. images + Italian/English texts of all exhibitions curated by Yellow in 2014/2015.

 

Artists: Pierluigi Antonucci, Alessia Armeni, Michael Bartlett, Giovanni Blanco, Lorenza Boisi, Lindsey Bull, Jacopo Casadei, Luca De Angelis, Lorenzo Di Lucido, Elia Gobbi, Sebastiano Impellizzeri, Kate Hiley, Sigrid Holmwood, Michael Lawton, Cathy Lomax, Enzo Marra, Luigi Massari, Jill Mulleady, Vera Portatadino, Marco Salvetti, Patrizia Emma Scialpi, Davide Serpetti, Corinna Spencer, Enrico Tealdi, Michele Tocca, Lucia Veronesi.

 

Texts: Veronica Liotti, Cathy Lomax, Carlos Seabra, Vera Portatadino, Simona Squadrito
Publisher: Yellow
Graphic design: Chiara Vanini.

 


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YELLOW #2

Catalogue in edition of 200 copies.
108 pag. images + Italian/English texts of all exhibitions curated by Yellow in 2016/2017.

 

 

Artists: Alessia Armeni, Stephan Balleux, Cesare Biratoni, Lorenza Boisi, Thomas Braida, Lindsey Bull, Jacopo Casadei, Manuele Cerutti, Gianluca Codeghini, Marta Dal Sasso, Valentina D’Amaro, Katja Davar, Luca De Angelis, Adelheid De Witte, Lorenzo Di Lucido, Gianluca Di Pasquale, Benoit Félix, Cosimo Filippini, Archie Franks, Elia Gobbi, Agnese Guido, Adi Haxhiaj, Harald Hofmann, Sebastiano Impellizzeri, Gabriele Jardini, Aida Kazarian, Sue Kennington, Rossano Tiziano Mainieri, Marta Mancini, Francesco Maluta, Gianluca Marinelli, Angelo Mosca, Bruno Muzzolini, Christian Niccoli, Andrea Panarelli, Stefano W. Pasquini, Thomas Pohler, Vera Portatadino, Luca Resta, Marco Salvetti, Claudio Salvi, Alessandro Scarabello, Mario Scudeletti, Natan Sinigaglia, Diego Soldà, Attilio Tono, Kristof van Heeschvelde, Lucia Veronesi.

 

Texts: Alessia Armeni, Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Francesco Bozzi, Claudia Contu, Francesca D’Aria, Natacha De Mol, Archie Franks, Florian Kiniques, Andrea Lacarpia, Veronica Liotti, Rossella Moratto, Veronica Perrucci, Vera Portatadino, Simona Squadrito

 

Publisher: Yellow
Graphic design: Chiara Vanini.

 


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ELSEWHERE – ALTROVE

 

2014, 60 pag. + postcard of Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore by artist Cathy Lomax.

Images + Italian/English texts of Elswhere-Altrove exhibition by Yellow and Transition Gallery of London and some creative texts inspired by the Lake Maggiore region!

 

 

Artists and texts: Cesare Biratoni, Archie Franks, Cathy Lomax, Freya Douglas-Morris, Vera Portatadino, Alli Sharma, Sofia Silva
Publisher: Yellow
Graphic Design: Chiara Vanini

 


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Texts

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—OSSERVATORIO NON PROFIT. Yellow. Published on Artribune

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—NOI X SEMPRE. Text by Simone Ciglia

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— SOTTO LA TAZZA BLU. Text by Giulia Gelmini

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— SUPERSYMMETRY. Text by Giulia Gelmini

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— ASLEEP. Vera Portatadino in conversation with Lilla Von Puttkamer

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— NEOBIOTA. Vera Portatadino in conversation with Sigrid Holmwood

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— SPAZI 2017 at Edicola Radetzky. ATP Diary

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— Rapporto “Io sono cultura 2016” realizzato da Fondazione Symbola e Unioncamere, un lavoro che annualmente fa il punto sullo stato dell’industria culturale e creativa nel nostro Paese. Il rapporto è stato presentato giovedì 23 giugno 2016 presso il MiBact, alla presenza del ministro Dario Franceschini.

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— Valentina D’Amaro, Viridis variazioni in verde. ATP Diary

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— Valentina D’Amaro, Why I paint. Interview for Phaidon, after the release of Vitamin P3 New Perspectives in Painting

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— Flash Art. Recensione Diorama del Nuovo Mondo, personale di Marco Salvetti

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— ATP Diary. Vera Portatadino in conversazione con Lucia Veronesi

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— PAINT! http://www.paintdiary.com/exhibit/jacopo-casadei-at-yellow-varese

 

— Intervista a Vera Portatadino, by Simona Squadrito per la rubrica Hideout di That’s Contemporary

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— Beauty and Sadness. Lindsey Bull solo show. Reviewed by Rossella Moratto for ATP Diary

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— Controcanto. Palinodie e Contaminazioni. Review by Dario Giovanni Alì, published on Exhibart

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— Trenta per Venticinque. A conversation with Michael Lawton. Vera Portatadino, published on ATP Diary

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— Da riss(e) a Zentrum. Tre mostre. by Rossella Moratto, published on ATP Diary

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— Nuovo artist-run space, a Varese. Nasce Yellow, con la guida di Vera Portatadino, tutto dedicato alla pittura. Un altro tassello della piattaforma Zentrum. Helga Marsala, published on Artribune

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— L’Altrove è in ogni dove. Una mostra a Varese. review di Sofia Silva, published on Artribune

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— ELSEWHERE – ALTROVE. Review by Andrea Lacarpia published on Cerchio Magazine

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Yellow

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Yellow is a vibrant scenario for painting.

It’s a research project and a non-profit space focused on contemporary painting, where Italian and international artists are invited to meet, interact, experiment, present and discuss their own work.

 

Contributors:  Vera Portatadino,  Luca De Angelis, Lucia Veronesi, Marco Salvetti, Lorenzo Di Lucido.

 

Founded in 2014 by artist Vera Portatadino, Yellow is part of Zentrum – a platform for contemporary art based in Varese – together with Surplace, Riss(e) and Anonima Kunsthalle.



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MAIL:
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OPENING HOURS:
Announced public openings and by appointment

 

EXHIBITIONS:
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via San Pedrino 4, Varese,
Italy

 

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