Office Project Room è lieta di annunciare la mostra personale di Francesco Fonassi (Brescia, 1986), in dialogo con l’opera “Concetto spaziale, ovale“ (1968) di Lucio Fontana (Rosario, Argentina, 1899 – Varese, Italy, 1968), provenienza collezione privata. La mostra continua il ciclo espositivo Dialoghi, un progetto che pone in relazione le opere di giovani artisti con le opere di artisti affermati, costruendo un dialogo serrato, tra metodologie di lavoro, rimandi, influenze e similitudini meno apparenti ed esplicite, che si rinnova ad ogni momento espositivo.
Per Office Project Room Francesco Fonassi agisce in un dialogo serrato con ‘Concetto spaziale ovale’ di Lucio Fontana, ceramica del 1968. Secondo distretto – il nucleo di lavori presentati – nasce da un interesse perpetuo per lo sviluppo della tecnologia bellica e le sue derive, le tecniche e modalità di ripresa e diffusione del suono nello spazio e il panorama falsificato e popolare delle cosiddette pseudoscienze, in un rapporto quasi mai equilibrato fra corpo, mente e architettura.
Istanze quali sender-receiver, shield, inset, barrier, sensory leakage si svelano in una configurazione segnica di sintesi come forme e forze prototipali: Fonassi inizia un percorso di riduzione a modello, immaginando un distretto urbanizzato dove gli edifici sono pensati per mettere in rapporto gli abitanti secondo pratiche sperimentali e dissociate, proprie della psico-fisica, della persistenza acustica e della radiofonia. Uno schieramento di dispositivi e infrastrutture scalabili, razionali e mentali.
Office Project Room is pleased to announce the solo exhibition by Francesco Fonassi (Milan, 1983), in dialogue with the work ‘Concetto spaziale, ovale’(1978) by Lucio Fontana (Rosario, Argentina, 1899 – Varese, Italy, 1968). The show continue the exhibition cycle Dialoghi– a project that establishes a dialogue between younger and more established artists, where respective working methodologies, references, and subtle and explicit influences and resemblances are renewed in each exhibition moment.
For the Office Project Room Francesco Fonassi establishes a close dialogue with ‘Concetto spaziale, ovale’ by Lucio Fontana, a ceramic piece made in 1968. Secondo distretto– the core of the presented works – arises from a perpetual interest in the development of war technology and its derivations, the techniques and methods of shooting and diffusion of sound in space and the falsified, popular panorama of the so-called pseudosciences, in a relationship between the body, mind and architecture that is almost never balanced.
Instances such assender-receiver,shield, inset, barrier, andsensory leakage are revealed in a configuration of synthesis as forms and prototype forces. Fonassi starts a model reduction path, imagining an urbanised district where buildings are designed to bring the inhabitants together according to experimental and dissociated practices, typical of psycho-physics, acoustic persistence and radiophony. An array of scalable, rational and mental devices and infrastructures.
Francesco Fonassi (Brescia, 1986), is an italian artist, sonic researcher and musician operating in the field of contemporary art, live media and experimental music. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Italian and international institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; MAXXI, MACRO, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome; Viafarini DOCVA e CareOf, Milan; Mambo, Bologna; The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York; Färgfabriken, Stockholm; CSMVS Museum, Mumbai. He has been finalist at Furla Prize (2015), LUM Prize (2011) and winner of Moroso Concept Award (2017) and 6Artista Prize (2012). Among the interventions in festivals, and indipendent spaces: Clark House Initiative, Mumbai; BB15, Linz; Blockhaus DY10, Nantes; DKSG Galerija e Remont Gallery, Belgrade; A Certain Lack Of Coherence, Porto; Glassbox, Paris; Spazio O’, Milan; Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo; Bjcem, Skopje; Q16_Rome Quadriennale, Rome.
Forming a primarily ethical relationship with knowledge and with others, the work of Francesco Fonassi acts on the dynamics of perception, forcing reality to clash with the devices of separation and interaction that are implied by and express a general feeling. He does this by focusing on the human tendency to submit or react to forms of aggression and isolation, interruption and duration, through the experience of listening, which he takes as a threshold on which to explore relationships of activity and passivity, and beyond which to trace out realms of co-belonging. Through actions, recordings, environmental configurations, radio transmissions, listening sessions, live performances, and the creation of audiovisual and sensory spaces, Fonassi gives tangible form to the place where knowledge and imagination flow into each other, and the image – whether mathematical, visual or auditory – takes on a function of actualization. Linking together different forms of knowledge, Fonassi designs the space for a multitude of subjects that are no longer passive, both perceiving and perceived, susceptible to developing ways of holding together and resisting inclusion in a self-sufficient whole, be it acoustic or social.
Lucio Fontana (Rosario, Argentina, 1899 – Varese, Italy, 1968), is internationally renowned as one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century. His work was a major influence for subse- quent generations of artists, and its originality continues to resonate today.