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Solo show: Fabrizio PLESSI - LlaŁt / Licht (over)

17 September 2010 until 11 November 2010
  Fabrizio Plessi
Fabrizio Plessi
Untitled MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Weihburggasse 26
1010 Vienna
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The in 1940 in Reggio Emilia born artist Fabrizio PLESSI lives and works in Venice and on Mallorca. As artist PLESSI works ever since on the development of an electronic technology based virtual imagination and is known as the inventor of the video-sculpture.

Fabrizio PLESSI's Ćuvre manifests itself like a mountain between the artists of the Arte Povera and the much more younger Transavanguardia. Since many years Fabrizio PLESSI has been dealing with topics such as mythology and history. Electronically waters, flickering fire, flowing time and piled up history depict themselves in the huge video-sculptures, for which Fabrizio PLESSI is known within the field of art-history.

From 1990 to 2000 he hold a chair for "Humanisierung der Technologie" at the Kunsthochschule fŁr Medien in Cologne, Germany.

In 1970, 1972, 1984, 1986, 2005, 2007 and 2009 he participated at the Biennale of Venice, Italy as well as at the Documenta 8 in Kassel, Germany.

"LlaŁt / Licht"

Fabrizio PLESSI's works may be positioned between existence and pretence, reality and fiction, Arte Povera and Media Art as well as Archiak and High Tech. "LlaŁt", a series of works by Fabrizio PLESSI, are mallorquin fisher boats, which will be presented in the exhibition, named after this series, at the gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art in Vienna. "LlaŁts" are a metaphor for those individuals, who reach their goals without losing track. These boats supports a quiet and calm return to the harbour, a harbour which symbolizes the memory and the past of the island, on which Fabrizio Plessi has settled for 15 years.

Next to the "LLaŁts" the gallery will also present at its basement 48 sketches of the boats displayed on steel tables. In comparison to other sketches by Fabrizio PLESSI, these sketches, which are a collage, are coloured and do not only picture the boats but also include notes giving dimensions, similar to those made by architects. As well as "LlaŁt" the word "light" very often occurs, like a hidden message, within the various sketches. This ephemeral light in connection with the modern video technique contrasts with the ruggedness of the other used materials such as wood, steel or stone.

The upside down presented mallorquin boats seem to capture the blue light of the sea within their hulks. In contrast the light used in Fabrizio PLESSI's video-sculpture called "Traum" (dream), which was name-giving for PLESSIs personale at the Stift Ossiach, unleashes the gravity of the material. The light as point of origin for all creation may be interpreted in connection with water according to the bible as: " spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas.? Dixitque Deus: "Fiat lux". Et facta est lux."

We would like to invite you cordially to this "Wagnerian trip" (Plessi), which takes a parallel course to the reality of every day's life.

Sincerely, Mario Mauroner & Team


LlaŁt/Licht, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria
Sogno, Stift Ossiach, Carinthia, Austria
Louis Vuitton Trophy, La Maddalena Islands, Sardinien, "La Maddalena"
Goldoni Theater, Venedig, Digitale Szenographie, "Vestire gli ignudi" von Luigi Pirandello
Pures Wasser, Kunstverein Villa Streccius, Landau Germany
L'usage de la parole. Phase II, Artiscope, Bruxelles, Belgium
Im Fluss, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Fabrizio Plessi - IVAM - Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Fabrizioi Plessi, Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Fabrizio Plessi: LAVA, Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg, Germany
Paradiso & Inferno, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
Traumwelt, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Il Lavatori dell'anima - Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca
Prometeo, Loggia dei Mercanti, Milan, Italy
Digital fall, Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy
IDB Cultural Center Gallery, Washington, USA
Parlamento Europeo, Strasbourg, France
Foresta Sospesa, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Watten, Austria
Paradiso-Inferno, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
Museum of Contemporay Art, San Diego, USA
Foresta di Fuoco, Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Gold, Sharjah Museum, Sharjah, Emirates
Only Fire, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
L'Almodi, Valencia, Spain
1999 Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, USA
L'Arca dell'Arte, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
La Jolla, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Fundaciů Juan Mirů, Barcelona, Spain
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo , Madrid, Spain
Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


2010Dreams, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
L'anima dell' Acqua, Ca D'Oro Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy
Pures Wasser, Kunstverein Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany
L'Usage de la Parole Phase II, Artiscope, BrŁssel, Belgium
2007Feuer & Erde, NiederŲsterreichischeLandesausstellung, Austria
Im Fluss, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
La scultura italiana del XX secolo, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Mailand
Stadtlicht - Lichtkunst, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisnurg, Germany
XIV. Quadriennale di Roma, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rom, Italy
Meisterwerke aus der ZKM_Sammlung ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Temporal Values - von Minimal zu Video, Stšdtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
Wasser - Sand - Weite, Stšdtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
Lineamente Internatonal, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
3. Biennale de Lyon, France
Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
Biennale de Paris, France
36. Biennale Venice, Italy

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