Francesco Candeloro (IT)
Marc Philip van Kempen (NL)
curated by Luca Rezzolla
November 13 2021
February 12 2022
- Thursday, February 10, 2-4 pm show open,
4-6 pm: "Segni del Tempo, archivio dei segni (Signs of Time, archive of signs)".
Free workshop for all ages by Francesco Candeloro (10 places available).
Participants will create a collective work using paper, pencils and cutters.
Healthy organic homemade pizza & drinks included.
-Friday, February 11, 7 pm: Artists' talk/ALTERNE VISIONI catalogue presentation >REGISTRATION Italian Cultural Institute Amsterdam with Francesco Candeloro, Marc Philip van Kempen, art historian Ans van Berkum and art critic Daniele Capra.
The catalogue (EN-IT-NL, 48 pages, ISBN code) is >on sale at Eur 15.
- Saturday, February 12, 2-6 pm show open, then Finissage with live music:
The Floorkillrz (6-8 pm).
Photos Lorenzo Ceretta
Due to Covid restrictions we have changed our program!
Saturday, November 13 – Opening
New date soon! – Workshop Marc Philip van Kempen
Thursday, February 10 – Workshop Francesco Candeloro
Friday, February 11 – Artists’ talk/ Catalogue presentation (Italian Cultural Institute)
Saturday, February 12 – Finissage with live music: The Floorkillrz
Curator: Luca Rezzolla
Authors: Ans van Berkum (NL), Daniele Capra (IT), Paola Cordone (IT), Riccardo Caldura (IT) and Vincent Zedelius (NL)
Contents: the first part is dedicated to the exhibition with photos of the works displayed in the exhibition space and the second part is dedicated to the artists’ path.
Edition: 250 copies with ISBN code.
The project ALTERNE VISIONI aims to show and promote in Amsterdam the work of two artists, the Italian Francesco Candeloro (1974) and the Dutch Marc Philip van Kempen (1979), through a bi-personal exhibition, two workshops, the presentation of the catalogue/Artists’ talk with the artists at the Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam and the finissage. ALTERNE VISIONI will show works expressing two different interpretations of light, color and reality and will be held at Breed Art Studios, in the context of the Brutalist architecture that characterizes its white cube space.
For Breed Art Studios Francesco Candeloro develops a comparison of different works: from paper installations to Plexiglass works.
The guiding threads are light, time, color and sign.
The installations of paper and acetate on the wall, which the artist defines as “books”, create different forms and relationships between the Signs, equal but different in the hand-cut imperfections. The shapes, with their intuitive paths characterised by directions that create traces of time, symbolise the various roads of life, crossing with the most visible lines of colors and writing created by the material Signs in motion, in a dance of the body that becomes an intimate alphabet. From the marker traces of the “books”, the sign expands in the two cube-shaped works of the Eyes series, “Eyes 49 Kay” and “Eyes 7”. They are made of Plexiglas and printed with industrial airbrush: here Candeloro photographs, in extreme close-up, faces of unknown or known people, that he meets on the street or on other occasions: from places to people.
The Plexiglas installations interact with the environment through the images laser-cut into the matter, which change intensity during the day through natural or artificial light. In Amsterdam, Francesco Candeloro continues his research begun in Hiroshima in January 2019 with the exhibition “The sign of the void”, presenting three new “Books” after the two presented on that occasion. As in Hiroshima, his “Eyes”, cut out from the decoupage of the “Books”, will quickly fall on the floor, in a performance focused on the strength and fragility of the gesture of a moment, in which one destroys or creates.
After the destruction, the Plexiglas installation of a Japanese house in a Dutch window, a site-specific work produced by the artist for Alterne Visioni, represents the transformation and rebirth of a new life.
Francesco Candeloro has exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has created installations in architectural and landscape contexts, including Archaeological Museum of Naples, Fortuny Museum in Venice, Cascavel Museum for the Curitiba Biennial, ‘Biennial of the End of the World’ in Argentina and Chile, Atchugary Foundation in Uruguay and in Hiroshima for the exhibition “Il segno del vuoto”. His works can be found in important private and public collections.
Marc Philip van Kempen‘s work focuses on exploring the boundaries and frontiers of photography, new media and sculpture. Much of his work consists of translations and reconstructions of images he finds in our digital information culture.
He is particularly interested in representations that have a special relationship to the set of aesthetics and rules that determine how we look at something.
For the exhibition, the artist presents images originated from broken computer screens, photographed analogically and printed on silver bromide paper. Then the analog prints are colored with transparent oil paint in order to reproduce the colors of the broken screens as accurately as possible. Because of the complexity of the coloring, the translation of a light screen into a reflective image and the manual labor involved in the coloring, the works are an accumulation of translations, interpretations and imperfections. This blurs the boundaries between reproduction and original, between mechanical copy and handwork.
The result is a highly visual experience that moves back and forth between materiality and imagination, behind which lies a complex and intense creative process. Alongside existing and new images, Marc has also developed a new video work for ALTERNE VISIONI. In this work a minimalist soundtrack transforms the colorful pixelated abstractions of a broken laptop screen into a purely sensory experience. In this work a minimalist soundtrack transforms the colourful pixelated abstractions of a broken laptop screen into a purely sensory experience.
Marc Philip van Kempen (1979, NL) studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and New Media & Film History at the University of Amsterdam. His work encompasses a variety of media, such as hand-painted photography, life-size handmade dioramas and video, and deals with the chaotic relationship between virtual images and their surroundings.
His work has been shown in various group and solo exhibitions, including Fries Museum (NL), Nest (NL), Hyeres Photo Festival (F), Cemeti Art House (ID), CB1 gallery (US), and Museum Huis Marseille (NL). He has curated both art exhibitions and experimental electronic music concerts, such as Après-Garde at Stillpoint, Berlin, and @asecretlocation at Miller, Berlin. Recently, he was one of the promoters of a new project space in Amsterdam, Industrieweg. Van Kempen lives and works in Amsterdam and exhibits internationally.
Photos Marshe Wyche and Luca Rezzolla