Flatland is keen on showing the new exhibition of Italian artist Paolo Ventura,
THE SILENT CITY.
In his signature, the artist has constructed miniature sculptures that he will ad randomly be positioning in the space of the gallery. As the concept of the architect as the curator of daily life has been undercut by the corporate search of economical and expedient expansionism––of cut-and-paste solutions, Ventura feels the loss of human presence. Cities are losing their human voices. Displaying horizontally in individual frames in the gallery are also the images of the city that he painted, stamped, typed, and drew over. These intriguingly cryptic images could be painted memories of a desolate abandoned city, but just as well, images of a futuristic city.
Paolo Ventura’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including the Italian Pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale. Ventura studied at the Milan’s Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in the early 1990s. He currently lives and works in Milan.
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