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

17 September 2010 until 11 November 2010
  Fabrizio Plessi
Fabrizio Plessi
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www.galerie-mam.com MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art

MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
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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 Œuvre 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 für 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.

"Llaüt / 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. "Llaüt", 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. "Llaüts" 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 "LLaüts" 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 "Llaüt" 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: "...et 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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection):

2010
Llaüt/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
2008
Pures Wasser, Kunstverein Villa Streccius, Landau Germany
L'usage de la parole. Phase II, Artiscope, Bruxelles, Belgium
Im Fluss, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
2007
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
2006
Paradiso & Inferno, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
2004
Traumwelt, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Il Lavatori dell'anima - Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca
2003
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
2002
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
2001
Only Fire, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
2000
L'Almodi, Valencia, Spain
1999 Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
1998
Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, USA
L'Arca dell'Arte, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
La Jolla, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
1993
Fundaciķ Juan Mirķ, Barcelona, Spain
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
1988
Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo , Madrid, Spain
Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
1982
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection):

2010Dreams, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Austria
2009
L'anima dell' Acqua, Ca D'Oro Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy
2008
Pures Wasser, Kunstverein Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany
L'Usage de la Parole Phase II, Artiscope, Brüssel, Belgium
2007Feuer & Erde, NiederösterreichischeLandesausstellung, Austria
Im Fluss, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
2006
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
La scultura italiana del XX secolo, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Mailand
2005
Stadtlicht - Lichtkunst, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisnurg, Germany
XIV. Quadriennale di Roma, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rom, Italy
2004
Meisterwerke aus der ZKM_Sammlung ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Temporal Values - von Minimal zu Video, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
2003
Wasser - Sand - Weite, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany
1999
Lineamente Internatonal, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
1996
3. Biennale de Lyon, France
1987
Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
1975
Biennale de Paris, France
1972
36. Biennale Venice, Italy

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