Gianmaria Gava. Buildings

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  • 6 p.m.
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Gianmaria Gava’s series Buildings is an ongoing visual study of the grammar of architecture. In these works, architecture and photography play against each other to reinforce their related significance. The source material for the Buildings series are (architectural) photos that Gava takes of everyday built structures, which, through their aesthetic brute-ness alter perception of architectural reality: the artist has digitally eliminated visual elements of the buildings (such as windows and doors) in order to produce enclosed and liminal structures that occupy the photographic space in a new way. The objects create a nervous tension within the picture plane, as the gestalt of the buildings—and their shape— is re-objectified (as sculptures) by the artist’s conceptual ploy; and their minimalism produces seeming coolness and silence. The verisimilitude of the forms and their serial nature reveal a catalog of a type of “habitat”.

Exhibition run: 22.03. – 20.04.2019
Opening: 21.03.2019, 6 p.m.

Curator: Barbara Pichler
Participating: Gianmaria Gava

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