PROLONGED! Till July 15 by Appointment only!
Breed Art Foundation is happy to announce:
Curated by Luca Rezzolla
Saturday, May 5 2018
5 pm – 9 pm
From 7 pm Viola concert by Irma Haverkamp
Thu – Fri – Sat
12:00 – 18:00
Photos Luca Rezzolla
Photos Shields Andrea Adriani, photos detail Luca Rezzolla
presents Mario Consiglio for the first time in Amsterdam at Breed Art Studios, in the evocative brutalist setting of Plan van Gool, created in 1968 by architect Frans van Gool and part of the 100 young monuments in Amsterdam. The exhibition runs till Saturday, June 30 2018.
The body of works consists of 13 ‘Shields of Peace’(specifically made for Breed Art Studios) and the sound and visual installation ‘No Borders’, that has been freshly presented in Perugia. Moreover, the scene will be well patrolled by ‘A dog inside’.
Tribal shapes and bright Lycra colours will recall different cultures, meanwhile connecting them with an imaginary line that starts from native Americans and runs through northern Europe up to Africa and beyond.
Ironic and powerful in his post-punk messages shouted by letters and loud techno colours Mario Consiglio talks about humanism, as a form of ‘primitive purity’ and sees the necessary interaction of animals and cells as a symbol of symbiotic and supportive cooperation that is becoming extinct.
Approach the dog, it will not bite you… go closer… a city will appear, a microcosm inserted in nature where contemporary architectures become molecular constructions, sometimes recreating the internal organs of the animal itself.
We are the last Primitive people!
Mario Consiglio (1968, Maglie, IT) lives in Perugia (Italy). In his latest work, Mario Consiglio focuses on the ironic alteration of the image and the re-use of materials, dealing with hot topics of the contemporary society and its decline. Merit Academic and Professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Perugia (IT), Consiglio has exhibited in several private and public spaces, nationally and internationally.
Grimmusuem, Berlin, DE; Trolley Gallery, London, UK; Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, IT; Museo Pecci, Prato, IT; Galeria Villena, Havana, CUB; Studio Visconti, Milan, IT; MACRO, Rome, IT; Fondazione Sandretto, Turin, IT; Gran Central Terminal, New York, US; Art in Perpetuity Trust, London, UK; Istituto Britannico, Rome, IT; Spiral Hall, Tokyo, JP; Art Basel – Professional Day, Basel, CH; 798 Art District, Beijing, CN; Gay Palace, Rotterdam, NL; Palazzo della Penna, Perugia, IT; Galleria Eva Menzio, Turin, IT; Prague Biennial, CZ; Palazzo Lucarini Trevi, Perugia, IT; Palazzo Reale, Naples, IT; Fondazione Zappettini, Milan, IT; Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, DE; Italian Pavillion, Expo 98, Lisboa, PT; Gallery MC, New York, US; Esprit Nouveau Pavillion, Bologna, IT; Palazzo Morelli Fine Art, Todi, IT; Flash Art Museum, Trevi, IT; Rare Office, Berlin, DE; Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, IT; White Spider Col Condensa, Mexico City, MEX; Nolias Gallery, London, UK, Martina Re Gallery (Miami, FL), Galleria Seno (Milano, IT), Galleria Astuni (Pietrasanta,IT), Breed Art Studios (Amsterdam, NL), Studio La Città (Verona, IT)