Curated by Alessandra Franetovich
The solo exhibition The siege revolves around the concept of relationships, intended as a base for the construction and development of natural, human and animal societies. Characterized by dynamics that are constantly being redefined, relationships develop between the desire to reach and preserve a state of balance and the inevitable breaking point. The eventual perception of fragmentation is mirrored in the exhibition’s path characterized by different media, such as audio, video, drawing, sculpture, and time: all of which are new works by Fonte and staged with the video La giostra dell’avvicinamento (rituale per 8 persone e 8 rapaci imbalsamati), Made in conjunction with Shawnette Poe in 2015.
In the struggle to define his own position in the eternal present, his works appear as devices for the intimacy of communication, genereted by semantic layers of different ages, with references to Italian popular and artistic culture from the recent past. Inquiring about the symbolic meaning of the cultural production, Fonte brings to life forgotten data that are buried under proccesses of historicization to analyze their contemporary value.
November 8 – December 8 2018
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
SRISA Project Space, Santa Reparata International School of Art
Via Santa Reparata 19r, 50129 Firenze