PROJECT FOR VAP ( VENICE ART PROJECT)
INSTALLATION SITE SPECIFIC/ PHOTO WITH SALT/ SMALL INSTALLATIONS
8 JULY- 5 AUGUST 2017
VAP (Venice Art Projects)
Fondamenta San Gioacchin 1830
The artist’s universe: precious, fragile and hidden like the inside of an egg.
The spectator moves in the space of an old becaria of golden ratio.
The marble walls are left in the original condition, eaten by the salt and served as a frame for the works of Aymone Poletti, some specifically designed for the occasion as site specific. In the old refrigerating cell (that is also of golden ratio), there is a work consisting of eggs shell and ceramic worked for days with salts and inks. It takes about 500/600 shells and fragments of eggs to create this universe for the audience. This is a metaphor: the work required to create eggs is patient and delicate, as is the artist’s constant commitment. It takes time and dedication. Each egg fragment is boiled for 4 times in the Japanese salts and inks with different saturation and consistency. It takes 4 days for each fragment. This is a work that highlights the value of time and every moment of one’s life. A series of photographs with salt will also be presented, as well as smaller installations by the Ticinese artist.
Why stopping the time
«The latest works by Aymone Poletti seem to stop the time, fix the memory. Her works become as an instant mirror of memory. These landscapes from the hands of the artist transform into a silent union of a mental territory, or the photographs, often vintage portraits, through alchemical elaborations (processes of boiling and crystallization with Japanese salts and inks) clothed with crystal-clear incrustations like lichens slowly grew on a rocky surface.
Under this creative push, the act of memory in Aymone Poletti transcends the recording of a given amount of consciousness from external reality. These works give us an impeccable and sophisticated trace of what has been: an invitation to discover a time imprint of something that no longer exists, unless within us and within our ability to reinvent it».
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VAP – VENICE ART PROJECT
VAP Venice Art Projects is a Start-up designed and created by Edoardo Cimadori, project manager and producer of contemporary art exhibitions between Belgium and Italy. VAP was born with the aim of presenting and promoting artists, contemporary art, design and performing arts in their own venues, five former artisan shops located in Venice in the charming Castello district. For the occasion, Aymone Poletti, with the support of Artrust, exhibits her works in an ancient newly restored becarìa.
Aymone Poletti (1978) studied in Mendrisio, where she graduated from the Academy of Architecture and later at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano with a Master in Intercultural Communication and at the ZHAW in Winterthur in Arts Management. In the first half of 2015, she was a “resident artist” at the Cité des Arts in Paris, where she attended courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.
She currently lives and works in Lugano. Her works can be found in public and private collections, in Switzerland and abroad.
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