MATtam 50

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Cantine del Palazzo Beccaguti Cavriani | Via Mazzini 34 | Mantova

Claudia Steiner

Saturday February 15 2020
only between 4:30 and 6:30 PM


Claudia Steiner, born in Villach, Austria, in 1967, received a first diploma in Vienna and a second one from the Fine Arts Academy of Venice, Italy. She exhibited the first time in the Palazzo delle Prigioni (the Jails Palace) in Venice, followed by several exhibitions in Italian and European cities. Lives in Italy since more than twenty years.

Having started from painting, she then expanded her interests towards setting up installations and making assemblages, photography, etchings on fiberglass, and more recently ceramic sculptures produced in series of single pieces. The whole venture is aimed at constituting a poetic universe, inserted in imagination and empowered to overcome all boundaries between realism and abstraction. Here she exhibits ceramics and found objects.

The presence of the fragment grows towards the immaterial direction of desire: to connect, to embrace and to overcome. Donata Negrini


Co-production with Fondazione Palazzo Te
Fondazione Palazzo Te Mantova

MATtam 49

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Cantine del Palazzo Beccaguti Cavriani | Via Mazzini 34 | Mantova

Paolo Patelli

Saturday February 15 2020
only between 4:30 and 6:30 PM


Paolo Patelli was born in Abbazia (Istria), Italy, in 1934 and lives in the Veneto region from 1947. He has been painting since the 50's and exhibits from 1962 onwards. An abstract painter, has had about 100 one-person exhibitions, participated in the most important Art Fairs, taught at the Fine Arts Academy in Venice, at the New York University and the Ca' Foscari University in Venice, lectured in England and the United States.

His way is always linked to color, to the gesture, and trying to enlarge the field of painting, and keeping lightness and the poetic as a goal: here he is exhibiting cutout shaped plywood boards, painted with thin acrylic color stains onto which are added illegible wax pastel calligraphies.

Connections and overlaps, ripples and shadows, liberate abstraction from the tradition of geometry to include imperfection as a new cypher of gravitas. Donata Negrini


Co-production with Fondazione Palazzo Te
Fondazione Palazzo Te Mantova

MATtam 47

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Tinelli di Palazzo Te | Mantova

Federico Borroni

Tomi

Sunday November 17 2019
only between 10:30 and 12:30 AM


The works exhibited here are part of the cycle of great many works on paper completed during the last two years.
Drawn maps, traces, fragments and outlines - tomes - mark an itinerary, a path, through the cosmos to reach the limit of the uncreated.

Federico Borroni was born in Recanati in July of 1991. Lives and works in Venice, Italy. Studied painting in Italy and Belgium and graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Venice in 2015/16. Currently he is a tutor there in the Extramedia Techniques Department. Starting in 2010 his work has been exhibited in single and group exhibitions.
Selected awards: Amia Premio Marche, Forte Malatesta, Ascoli (2018), Dipingere la notte, Stanze comunali, Lariano - Roma (2019).

Almost like a beat embodied in the fragile materiality of paper, the weft of color intercepts movement at its birth and projects it beyond the ephemeral appearance of density. Donata Negrini


Co-production with Fondazione Palazzo Te
Fondazione Palazzo Te Mantova

MATtam 48

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Tinelli di Palazzo Te | Mantova

Lucia Pescador

Come rondini sul filo

Sunday December 15 2019
only between 10:30 and 12:30 AM


Drawings, films and objects gathered in life’s flow are placed on the long tables like swallows on a wire.

Lucia Pescador was born in Voghera on 9 February 1943. She graduated from the Brera Academy in Milan and then started teaching in the Arts High School in that same city. Since ever she has set her attention to drawing on a variety of papers. Her work develops around themes of Art, Nature, and Culture. In the nineties she began collecting images in a series she has titled "Left-handed Inventory of the Twentieth Century". It is presented in wall settings of photographs, drawings, blackboards, and objects named "crossroads".
Her art has been exhibited in private galleries, art fairs, museums since 1965, in group shows and hundreds of single exhibitions in Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, England, Austria, Germany, United States, Egypt, India and Cina.

That which flows scatters remnants that are ready to germinate: in new transitions, or in signs, at times in symbols, though always received with a yearning for reunion. Donata Negrini


Co-production with Fondazione Palazzo Te
Fondazione Palazzo Te Mantova

MATtam 46

Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces

Il Cubo | Via XX Settembre 31 | Mantova

Oriane Stender

A La Recherche

Saturday September 28 2019
only between 5:30 and 7:30 PM


This series of drawings is based on - and made of - Marcel Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. After lightly coating the pages with beeswax, I draw on them with high carbon ink, adding my voice to the narrative, while still maintaining the influence of the legacy. In all of my work I try to balance the intellectual with the visceral, to keep the balance between craft and concept.

Born in San Francisco, California, Oriane Stender's work is in the collections of several museums including Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/de Young Memorial Museum, and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The New Criterion, and The Chicago Tribune. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has been called "the secret love-child of Anni Albers and Andy Warhol".

The artist's narrative lays over the Proustian narrative, multiplying the layers between time and subject, so the elective affinity is shown with a polychrome and involuntary calligraphy, like memory. Donata Negrini


Co-production with Fondazione Palazzo Te
Fondazione Palazzo Te Mantova

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