Curated by BHMF
For its fourth edition entitled “Adagio”, Black History Month Florence (BHMF) is pleased to present “Lento Cammino”, a solo exhibition of Modena based artist Joachim Silue at the SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Silue’s artistic journey is a constant quest of redefining the conflation of fiction and materiality we look for in works of art. The works, layered with photography, drawing and assemblage, seek to evade interpretation through a self-referential coded language of marks and symbols. Still life elements mixed with personal objects from the artist’s travels envelop themselves in outlines and immediacy, establishing dialogue between narrative elements and the abstraction produced by the works formal construction. DIY aesthetics negate spatial considerations and posit inward concentration on reflection.
In the exhibition “Lento Cammino”, the artist presents a new body of work made from objects of daily life: Recycled wood, wire, bandages and other elements of refuse.
Sensory carriers of materiality are emboldened by color and geometry. Disrupting the tradition of still lifes, the works carry a pulse, and require the viewers physicality and imagination. To paraphrase the legendary musician Fela Kuti, if one needs to follow at all, it is best to follow with eyes, ears and senses open, exploring the different flavor of identity.
February 13 – March 10, 2019
mon-fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – free entrance
SRISA Gallery – Santa Reparata International School of Art
Via San Gallo 53r, 50129 Firenze