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Antonella Cattani

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+39 0471 981884

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Antonella Cattani

Phone
+39 0471 981884

Email
info@accart.it

Antonella Cattani

Phone
+39 0471 981884

Email
info@accart.it

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Hall 1 / H1/D35

21.05.2021

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all-day

Exhibition programme

The exhibition programme involves three artists, represented with continuity by the gallery: Dana Widawski, Gianni Dessì and Antonella Zazzera.
The gallery aims, with the above mentioned artists, at showing contemporary personalities who have succeeded in emerging from the art scene because of the outcome of their research into different practices. The common thread that bounds their research is to explore suggestions.

In presenting Antonella Zazzera's work ( Todi,1979) we intend to show a selection of works from the Armonici that take their place on the wall but even on the floor (looking at these sculptures one should have the impression of not dealing with a work of art in the strictest sense but, rather, with a work/event or with genuine installations) to the velvety Carte/Scultura, realized with copper thread and cellulose; the C/S are "three dimensional drawings", completed by the shadow cast on the wall.

The copper wire is the basic material that constitutes the most works by Antonella Zazzera, called Armonici. The artist, who 2016 won the prestigious prize for sculpture Arnaldo Pomodoro, weaves the thread of her sculpture with her hands, trying to feel the harmonious point where the copper wire has to be inserted; the vibrating effects provoked by the multiplications of lines produce sculptures of high tension. The Naturalia on display are sculptures that represent a development of the bird's nests and are dynamic forms that extend through space through the shadow.
Zazzera's works are intended to offer a new vision of contemporary sculpture that reveals to have roots in art history.

Von der Künstlerin Dana Widawski (Berlin 1973)in Präsentation Décorations de Luxe kitschige Porzellanfiguren auf fein glasierten Konsolen, ornamentale Wandverkleidungen und Fliesen auf denen sie ihre figurativen Fantasien einbrannte.
Formal ästhetisch aber auch qualitativ handwerklich, muten ihre Arbeiten wie aus einem Kunstgewerbe-museum gestohlen, es wäre jedoch zu flüchtig geschaut es dabei zu belassen. Sie hält vielmehr einen Spiegel hinter den Dekorationen der Menschheit und zögert dabei nicht sich mit Stereotypen auseinanderzusetzen, Absurditäten aufzudecken und mit Kontrasten zu spielen. Ihre scheinbar dekorativen Kunstwerke sind subtil und amüsant im Ton aber auch sehr provokant.
So beteiligt sich die Berliner Künstlerin zum Beispiel mit ihrer Skulptur Figures de Décoration Nr.1 an der #Me-Too-Debatte mit ersteigerten „Rokoko“ Dekorationsfiguren an denen sie Sprechblasen in Comic-Manier applizierte.
Das Skulpturenpaar präsentiert sie auf einer handgefertigten Keramikkonsole, auf der, altmeisterlich in Unterglasur gemalt, das Hashtag-Symbol in Rocaille gerahmt eingebrannt ist. Dissonanzen in der Harmonie von Form und Inhalt werden bewusst eingesetzt, um die Debatte in eine ganz andere Betrachtung lenken zu können. Während im Rokoko in Hinterzimmern elitärer Salons das Zeitalter der Aufklärung keimte, christliche Moralvorstellungen diskutiert und in Frage gestellt wurden, werden zu Beginn des digitalen Zeitalters öffentlich, in Form von Hashtag-Tweets in sozialen Netzwerken, Missstände angeprangert.

Auf ähnliche Weise parallelisiert Widawski mit ihren Tapetenbildern die Arts & Crafts Bewegung der Industrialisierung mit dem heutigen Zeitgeist und -geschehen. Auf einigen dieser Schablonenmalereien auf Leinwand rekonstruierte sie William Morris Ornamente und kommentierte vexierbildhaft seine im Ornament eingeschriebene Vision einer lebens- wertren Gesellschaft.
Morri’s Ornamente, Grimmische Märchen, antike Mythen und japanische Legenden: Dana Widawski nutzt die Kunstgeschichte und das Internet als Open Source für ihre Phantasie.

Gianni Dessi‘ Since the beginning of his career Dessì (Rom 1955) has been drive by the desire to find an image that goes "beyond the material concreteness" an image or a world that incapsulates the essence of reality.
Although spread across the various mediums of painting, drawing and sculpture, Gianni Dessì work reveals an aesthetic and intellectual coherence, suggestive and poetic maze. The works show the process and the actions through which they have been created; from the gestures that have laid the paint on the surface to the actions that served to glue and form the canvas placed at the centre of the painting.
Everything seems, rather, to contribute towards the creation of an image which contains layers of gestures and actions, codes and meanings of the relationship we establish with the reality that surrounds us.

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22.05.2021

Topic

all-day

Exhibition programme

The exhibition programme involves three artists, represented with continuity by the gallery: Dana Widawski, Gianni Dessì and Antonella Zazzera.
The gallery aims, with the above mentioned artists, at showing contemporary personalities who have succeeded in emerging from the art scene because of the outcome of their research into different practices. The common thread that bounds their research is to explore suggestions.

In presenting Antonella Zazzera's work ( Todi,1979) we intend to show a selection of works from the Armonici that take their place on the wall but even on the floor (looking at these sculptures one should have the impression of not dealing with a work of art in the strictest sense but, rather, with a work/event or with genuine installations) to the velvety Carte/Scultura, realized with copper thread and cellulose; the C/S are "three dimensional drawings", completed by the shadow cast on the wall.

The copper wire is the basic material that constitutes the most works by Antonella Zazzera, called Armonici. The artist, who 2016 won the prestigious prize for sculpture Arnaldo Pomodoro, weaves the thread of her sculpture with her hands, trying to feel the harmonious point where the copper wire has to be inserted; the vibrating effects provoked by the multiplications of lines produce sculptures of high tension. The Naturalia on display are sculptures that represent a development of the bird's nests and are dynamic forms that extend through space through the shadow.
Zazzera's works are intended to offer a new vision of contemporary sculpture that reveals to have roots in art history.

Von der Künstlerin Dana Widawski (Berlin 1973)in Präsentation Décorations de Luxe kitschige Porzellanfiguren auf fein glasierten Konsolen, ornamentale Wandverkleidungen und Fliesen auf denen sie ihre figurativen Fantasien einbrannte.
Formal ästhetisch aber auch qualitativ handwerklich, muten ihre Arbeiten wie aus einem Kunstgewerbe-museum gestohlen, es wäre jedoch zu flüchtig geschaut es dabei zu belassen. Sie hält vielmehr einen Spiegel hinter den Dekorationen der Menschheit und zögert dabei nicht sich mit Stereotypen auseinanderzusetzen, Absurditäten aufzudecken und mit Kontrasten zu spielen. Ihre scheinbar dekorativen Kunstwerke sind subtil und amüsant im Ton aber auch sehr provokant.
So beteiligt sich die Berliner Künstlerin zum Beispiel mit ihrer Skulptur Figures de Décoration Nr.1 an der #Me-Too-Debatte mit ersteigerten „Rokoko“ Dekorationsfiguren an denen sie Sprechblasen in Comic-Manier applizierte.
Das Skulpturenpaar präsentiert sie auf einer handgefertigten Keramikkonsole, auf der, altmeisterlich in Unterglasur gemalt, das Hashtag-Symbol in Rocaille gerahmt eingebrannt ist. Dissonanzen in der Harmonie von Form und Inhalt werden bewusst eingesetzt, um die Debatte in eine ganz andere Betrachtung lenken zu können. Während im Rokoko in Hinterzimmern elitärer Salons das Zeitalter der Aufklärung keimte, christliche Moralvorstellungen diskutiert und in Frage gestellt wurden, werden zu Beginn des digitalen Zeitalters öffentlich, in Form von Hashtag-Tweets in sozialen Netzwerken, Missstände angeprangert.

Auf ähnliche Weise parallelisiert Widawski mit ihren Tapetenbildern die Arts & Crafts Bewegung der Industrialisierung mit dem heutigen Zeitgeist und -geschehen. Auf einigen dieser Schablonenmalereien auf Leinwand rekonstruierte sie William Morris Ornamente und kommentierte vexierbildhaft seine im Ornament eingeschriebene Vision einer lebens- wertren Gesellschaft.
Morri’s Ornamente, Grimmische Märchen, antike Mythen und japanische Legenden: Dana Widawski nutzt die Kunstgeschichte und das Internet als Open Source für ihre Phantasie.

Gianni Dessi‘ Since the beginning of his career Dessì (Rom 1955) has been drive by the desire to find an image that goes "beyond the material concreteness" an image or a world that incapsulates the essence of reality.
Although spread across the various mediums of painting, drawing and sculpture, Gianni Dessì work reveals an aesthetic and intellectual coherence, suggestive and poetic maze. The works show the process and the actions through which they have been created; from the gestures that have laid the paint on the surface to the actions that served to glue and form the canvas placed at the centre of the painting.
Everything seems, rather, to contribute towards the creation of an image which contains layers of gestures and actions, codes and meanings of the relationship we establish with the reality that surrounds us.

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23.05.2021

Topic

all-day

Exhibition programme

The exhibition programme involves three artists, represented with continuity by the gallery: Dana Widawski, Gianni Dessì and Antonella Zazzera.
The gallery aims, with the above mentioned artists, at showing contemporary personalities who have succeeded in emerging from the art scene because of the outcome of their research into different practices. The common thread that bounds their research is to explore suggestions.

In presenting Antonella Zazzera's work ( Todi,1979) we intend to show a selection of works from the Armonici that take their place on the wall but even on the floor (looking at these sculptures one should have the impression of not dealing with a work of art in the strictest sense but, rather, with a work/event or with genuine installations) to the velvety Carte/Scultura, realized with copper thread and cellulose; the C/S are "three dimensional drawings", completed by the shadow cast on the wall.

The copper wire is the basic material that constitutes the most works by Antonella Zazzera, called Armonici. The artist, who 2016 won the prestigious prize for sculpture Arnaldo Pomodoro, weaves the thread of her sculpture with her hands, trying to feel the harmonious point where the copper wire has to be inserted; the vibrating effects provoked by the multiplications of lines produce sculptures of high tension. The Naturalia on display are sculptures that represent a development of the bird's nests and are dynamic forms that extend through space through the shadow.
Zazzera's works are intended to offer a new vision of contemporary sculpture that reveals to have roots in art history.

Von der Künstlerin Dana Widawski (Berlin 1973)in Präsentation Décorations de Luxe kitschige Porzellanfiguren auf fein glasierten Konsolen, ornamentale Wandverkleidungen und Fliesen auf denen sie ihre figurativen Fantasien einbrannte.
Formal ästhetisch aber auch qualitativ handwerklich, muten ihre Arbeiten wie aus einem Kunstgewerbe-museum gestohlen, es wäre jedoch zu flüchtig geschaut es dabei zu belassen. Sie hält vielmehr einen Spiegel hinter den Dekorationen der Menschheit und zögert dabei nicht sich mit Stereotypen auseinanderzusetzen, Absurditäten aufzudecken und mit Kontrasten zu spielen. Ihre scheinbar dekorativen Kunstwerke sind subtil und amüsant im Ton aber auch sehr provokant.
So beteiligt sich die Berliner Künstlerin zum Beispiel mit ihrer Skulptur Figures de Décoration Nr.1 an der #Me-Too-Debatte mit ersteigerten „Rokoko“ Dekorationsfiguren an denen sie Sprechblasen in Comic-Manier applizierte.
Das Skulpturenpaar präsentiert sie auf einer handgefertigten Keramikkonsole, auf der, altmeisterlich in Unterglasur gemalt, das Hashtag-Symbol in Rocaille gerahmt eingebrannt ist. Dissonanzen in der Harmonie von Form und Inhalt werden bewusst eingesetzt, um die Debatte in eine ganz andere Betrachtung lenken zu können. Während im Rokoko in Hinterzimmern elitärer Salons das Zeitalter der Aufklärung keimte, christliche Moralvorstellungen diskutiert und in Frage gestellt wurden, werden zu Beginn des digitalen Zeitalters öffentlich, in Form von Hashtag-Tweets in sozialen Netzwerken, Missstände angeprangert.

Auf ähnliche Weise parallelisiert Widawski mit ihren Tapetenbildern die Arts & Crafts Bewegung der Industrialisierung mit dem heutigen Zeitgeist und -geschehen. Auf einigen dieser Schablonenmalereien auf Leinwand rekonstruierte sie William Morris Ornamente und kommentierte vexierbildhaft seine im Ornament eingeschriebene Vision einer lebens- wertren Gesellschaft.
Morri’s Ornamente, Grimmische Märchen, antike Mythen und japanische Legenden: Dana Widawski nutzt die Kunstgeschichte und das Internet als Open Source für ihre Phantasie.

Gianni Dessi‘ Since the beginning of his career Dessì (Rom 1955) has been drive by the desire to find an image that goes "beyond the material concreteness" an image or a world that incapsulates the essence of reality.
Although spread across the various mediums of painting, drawing and sculpture, Gianni Dessì work reveals an aesthetic and intellectual coherence, suggestive and poetic maze. The works show the process and the actions through which they have been created; from the gestures that have laid the paint on the surface to the actions that served to glue and form the canvas placed at the centre of the painting.
Everything seems, rather, to contribute towards the creation of an image which contains layers of gestures and actions, codes and meanings of the relationship we establish with the reality that surrounds us.

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24.05.2021

Topic

all-day

Exhibition programme

The exhibition programme involves three artists, represented with continuity by the gallery: Dana Widawski, Gianni Dessì and Antonella Zazzera.
The gallery aims, with the above mentioned artists, at showing contemporary personalities who have succeeded in emerging from the art scene because of the outcome of their research into different practices. The common thread that bounds their research is to explore suggestions.

In presenting Antonella Zazzera's work ( Todi,1979) we intend to show a selection of works from the Armonici that take their place on the wall but even on the floor (looking at these sculptures one should have the impression of not dealing with a work of art in the strictest sense but, rather, with a work/event or with genuine installations) to the velvety Carte/Scultura, realized with copper thread and cellulose; the C/S are "three dimensional drawings", completed by the shadow cast on the wall.

The copper wire is the basic material that constitutes the most works by Antonella Zazzera, called Armonici. The artist, who 2016 won the prestigious prize for sculpture Arnaldo Pomodoro, weaves the thread of her sculpture with her hands, trying to feel the harmonious point where the copper wire has to be inserted; the vibrating effects provoked by the multiplications of lines produce sculptures of high tension. The Naturalia on display are sculptures that represent a development of the bird's nests and are dynamic forms that extend through space through the shadow.
Zazzera's works are intended to offer a new vision of contemporary sculpture that reveals to have roots in art history.

Von der Künstlerin Dana Widawski (Berlin 1973)in Präsentation Décorations de Luxe kitschige Porzellanfiguren auf fein glasierten Konsolen, ornamentale Wandverkleidungen und Fliesen auf denen sie ihre figurativen Fantasien einbrannte.
Formal ästhetisch aber auch qualitativ handwerklich, muten ihre Arbeiten wie aus einem Kunstgewerbe-museum gestohlen, es wäre jedoch zu flüchtig geschaut es dabei zu belassen. Sie hält vielmehr einen Spiegel hinter den Dekorationen der Menschheit und zögert dabei nicht sich mit Stereotypen auseinanderzusetzen, Absurditäten aufzudecken und mit Kontrasten zu spielen. Ihre scheinbar dekorativen Kunstwerke sind subtil und amüsant im Ton aber auch sehr provokant.
So beteiligt sich die Berliner Künstlerin zum Beispiel mit ihrer Skulptur Figures de Décoration Nr.1 an der #Me-Too-Debatte mit ersteigerten „Rokoko“ Dekorationsfiguren an denen sie Sprechblasen in Comic-Manier applizierte.
Das Skulpturenpaar präsentiert sie auf einer handgefertigten Keramikkonsole, auf der, altmeisterlich in Unterglasur gemalt, das Hashtag-Symbol in Rocaille gerahmt eingebrannt ist. Dissonanzen in der Harmonie von Form und Inhalt werden bewusst eingesetzt, um die Debatte in eine ganz andere Betrachtung lenken zu können. Während im Rokoko in Hinterzimmern elitärer Salons das Zeitalter der Aufklärung keimte, christliche Moralvorstellungen diskutiert und in Frage gestellt wurden, werden zu Beginn des digitalen Zeitalters öffentlich, in Form von Hashtag-Tweets in sozialen Netzwerken, Missstände angeprangert.

Auf ähnliche Weise parallelisiert Widawski mit ihren Tapetenbildern die Arts & Crafts Bewegung der Industrialisierung mit dem heutigen Zeitgeist und -geschehen. Auf einigen dieser Schablonenmalereien auf Leinwand rekonstruierte sie William Morris Ornamente und kommentierte vexierbildhaft seine im Ornament eingeschriebene Vision einer lebens- wertren Gesellschaft.
Morri’s Ornamente, Grimmische Märchen, antike Mythen und japanische Legenden: Dana Widawski nutzt die Kunstgeschichte und das Internet als Open Source für ihre Phantasie.

Gianni Dessi‘ Since the beginning of his career Dessì (Rom 1955) has been drive by the desire to find an image that goes "beyond the material concreteness" an image or a world that incapsulates the essence of reality.
Although spread across the various mediums of painting, drawing and sculpture, Gianni Dessì work reveals an aesthetic and intellectual coherence, suggestive and poetic maze. The works show the process and the actions through which they have been created; from the gestures that have laid the paint on the surface to the actions that served to glue and form the canvas placed at the centre of the painting.
Everything seems, rather, to contribute towards the creation of an image which contains layers of gestures and actions, codes and meanings of the relationship we establish with the reality that surrounds us.

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Artist details

Category: Contemporary Art 21

Antonella Zazzera

Antonella Zazzera Born in Todi (Perugia, ITA) in 1976, where she lives and works.
She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Pietro Vannucci in Perugia, where she graduated in Painting in 1999. Later, she has deepened the study of Italian art and the recovery of its values: Track, Light, Space. Her artistic research, ranging from painting to photography to sculpture, is based on “Segnotraccia”, visual and sensory archetype totally identified with being in its becoming. The current work comes as the result of a process, starting from photographic survey, that led her to investigate the centrality of Light in the definition of Space and Form. In 2005 she won the 1° Premio per la giovane Scultura Italiana (1st Prize for young Italian Sculpture) estabilished by the National Academy of San Luca in Rome, curated by Nicola Carrino, Pietro Cascella and Carlo Lorenzetti. In 2016 she receives the Arnaldo Pomodoro Sculpture Price.

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Category: Contemporary Art 21

Dana Widawski

Dana Widawski presents Decorations de Luxe kitschy porcelain figures on finely glazed consoles, ornamental wall coverings, decorative ceramic plates and tiles on which she has burned her figurative fantasies.
Formally aesthetic but also qualitatively handcrafted, her works seem to have been stolen from an arts and crafts museum, but it would be too fleeting to leave it at that. Rather, she holds a mirror behind the decorations of humanity and does not hesitate to deal with stereotypes, to uncover absurdities and to play with contrasts. Her apparently decorative works of art are subtle and amusing in tone but also very provocative.
With her sculpture Figures de Dècoration No. 1, for example, the Berlin-based artist is taking part in the #Me-Too debatewith "rococo" decorative figures auctioned on eBay, to which she applied speech bubbles in comic-strip style. The pair of sculptures are presented on a handmade ceramic console on which, painted in the old master style in underglaze, the hashtag icon is burned into a rocaille frame. Dissonances in the harmony of form and content are deliberately used to steer the debate into a quite different perspective. While in the Rococo period the Age of Enlightenment was germinating in back rooms of elite salons, Christian moral concepts were discussed and questioned, at the beginning of the digital age grievances are publicly denounced in the form of hashtag tweets in social networks.
In a similar way, Widawski's wallpaper pictures parallel the Arts & Crafts movement of industrialization with today's zeitgeist and events. On some of these stencil paintings on canvas, she reconstructed William Morris' ornaments and commented on his vision of a more livable society inscribed in the ornament in the form of a picture puzzle.
With her profound knowledge of the aesthetics and symbolic language of past cultural epochs, the freedoms she allows herself with her "artisan reconstructions" are anything but arbitrary. It is worth taking a deep look behind the scenes of what seems to be merely decorative decorations.
 
Dana Widawski (born 1973), lives and works in Berlin.                                                                              
From 1995 to 2000, the artist studied textile design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle / Saale and from 2004 to 2006 Art in Context at University of Arts in Berlin (Master of Arts). In 2018 Dana Widawski was awarded the L102.ART PRIZE, in 2011 the art prize of the city of Schwabach, in 2001 the Wilhelm Lorch Foundation Prize and in 2000 the scholarship of the HKD Burg Giebichenstein. Her works were i.a. issued in: Gallery Art Mûr (Montréal) Berlin); VI Art Festival Bydgoszczcz (Poland); O19 | OSTRALE Biennale, Dresden; Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin; Gallery Mutter Fourage, Berlin; Gallery Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin; Gallery of the City of Schwabach, Bavaria; Arts Council of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe; Freies Museum Berlin; Higure 17-15 CAS, Tokyo, (Japan); danubeVIDEOARTfestival, Grein (Austria). Other permanent works in public space: façade art, Drontheimer Str. 19 and Dirschauer Str./corner Revaler Str., Berlin; room art and wall painting for Ortung VII, Südliche Ringstr. 10, Schwabach (Bavaria); Art in architecture, Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle, Halle / Saale.

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Category: Contemporary Art 21

Gianni Dessì

Since the beginning of his career Dessì (Rom 1955) has been drive by the desire to find an image that goes "beyond the material concreteness" an image or a world that incapsulates the essence of reality.
Although spread across the various mediums of painting, drawing and sculpture, Gianni Dessì work reveals an aesthetic and intellectual coherence, suggestive and poetic maze. The works show the process and the actions through which they have been created; from the gestures that have laid the paint on the surface to the actions that served to glue and form the canvas placed at the centre of the painting.
Everything seems, rather, to contribute towards the creation of an image which contains layers of gestures and actions, codes and meanings of the relationship we establish with the reality that  surrounds us.

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About us

Gallery profile

The outline of the gallery, opened by Antonella Cattani in 1991, is characterized by an exhibiting program that aims at showing contemporary personalities who have succeeded in emerging from the art scene because of the outcome of their researches in different practises that go from painting to sculpture, up to the new media.In an alternation between exhibits of established artistic positions - among whom Claude Viallat, Marco Tirelli, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Marco Gastini, Giovanni Frangi and Gianni Dessì can be quoted - projects of artists from subsequent generations are to be found, like the ones by Antonella Zazzera, Nataly Maier, Paolo Radi, Emanuela Fiorelli, Julia Bornefeld and Angela Glajcar. In order to grant a historical continuity to the distinct eras, various shows are dedicated to historicized artists. Several protagonists of the Italian art after 1950 have thus been exhibited along the years, among whom Afro, Mirko Basaldella, Fortunato Depero, Pietro Consagra, Gastone Novelli, Achille Perilli, Antonio Sanfilippo and Giulio Turcato.
 

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1991

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