MALE MALE MALEN
Performance 31st May, 7 - 9 pm, via Paullo 12/A
Exhibition 1st - 30th June, via privata Rezia 2
“Pittura maschio maschio.”
Remember those walls I built? Well, baby they're tumbling down and
they didn't even put up a fight. They didn't even make a sound.
“Male Male Malen” is translated by Google Translator as “Pittura Maschio Maschio” (from Italian Male Male Painting). But also in many other different ways… It depends on the selected languages.
What is the relationship among translation, painting and manhood representation? Which is the sense of Google Translator?
“Lieber Maler” (Dear Painter)… a German painter said … “Male Mir” (Paint for me PAINT ME)… Bringing painting to be not only a medium connected with looking, but also a gesture.
In Jacopo Miliani’s exhibition, the body is at the centre of the representation: a carnivalesque explosion that, instead of masking, reveals its intimacy. Maybe, this is the proper role of the make-up and the mask.
Painting as external surface, but also as a game that contains an emotional dimension, where you could mirror yourself or where a new face will be revealed.
Jacopo Miliani was born in Florence. He lives and works in Milan. The work of Jacopo Miliani is based on an interdisciplinary research involving different practices such as installation, performance, collage, photography; within a methodology that produce works whose comprehension is suspended on different levels of interpretation.
Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2016), Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona (2016), ICA studio, London (2015), videoteque of GAM, Turin (2013), EX3, Florence (2012) and the exhibitions at Studio Dabbeni in Lugano (2015 e 2010) and FRUTTA gallery in Rome (2012 e 2014). He realized several performances at: David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2016-2012), Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (2015), Museum of Dance, Stockholm (2014), CCSP, Sao Paulo (2014), ViaFarini/DOCVA, Milan (2014), MADRE, Naples (2011).