MATERIA SONICA – 22 > 31 july – exhibition & audiovisual performance

Inaugura Mercoledì 22 Luglio 2015 ore 18 presso A+B Contemporary art la mostra collettiva Materia Sonica, via Gabriele Rosa 20a, Brescia. Nel contesto di 6pm Your Local Time Europe, by Link Art Center. Fino al 31 luglio 2015

ArtistiGiuseppe De Mattia, Dies_(aka Fabio Volpi), Daniela Di Maro, Michele Lombardelli, Marco Andrea Magni / Giorgio Sancristoforo, Samuele Menin, Luca Scarabelli, Michele Spanghero, Massimiliano Viel.

Venerdì 24 Luglio 2015 ore 22,00 MusicalZoo Festival presso il Castello di Brescia, via Castello,1 Brescia.

Performer @ MusicalZoo Festival:
Otolab, Dies_(aka Fabio Volpi), Untitled Noise (Michele Lombardelle e Luca Sarabelli), Teatrino Elettrico; Installazione Sonora di Crop (Sergio Messina, Claudio Sinatti).

a cura di: Rossella Moratto, Fabio Volpi, Dario Bonetta.

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6pm ylteu

Opening 22 luglio 2015: A+B Contemporary Art ha aderito all’iniziativa 6PM Your Local Time Europe, grande evento diffuso di arte contemporanea che nella stessa sera coinvolgerà musei, istituzioni, gallerie e artisti da tutta l’Europa, by Link Art Center di Brescia.

Osamu Kobayashi, Opening july 2, 6pm

A+B gallery presents the second solo show by the american painter Osamu Kobayashi. OK!, the title of the show, is composed by a new coherent series of painings.

The writer Paul D’Agostino says on his text “Sharable Joys in the Paintings of Osamu Kobayashi”: “It is in his very operative motion, in his ostensibly slow, meditative pictorial gesture, that a careful viewer begins to perceive, in the exquisite works of the young American painter Osamu Kobayashi, a fervid sense of joy that is not merely formal, chromatic and compositional, but also procedural, inherent and material.”

Comunicato Stampa / Essay by Paul D’Agostino ita&eng

Tiziano Martini “Monsieur Fanta!”


A+B gallery, Brescia (I) is pleased to announce the opening of “Monsieur Fanta!” an exhibition of paintings by Tiziano Martini (Soltau, 1983). The exhibited works were created in the studio he has been assigned as resident artist for the year 2015 at the Lipsien Art foundation in Düsseldorf. Text for the exhibition by Gabriele Tosi.

CS Monsieur Fanta! / Biography / PR Monsieur Fanta! / text by Gabriele Tosi ita – engl/

Stephanie Stein / Tobias Hoffknecht – BOBBI

A+B is delighted to present “Bobbi”, an exhibition by Stephanie Stein and Tobias Hoffknecht, two artists who mainly use sculpture and installation. “Bobbi” features a new work titled “O-Ton”, 2015 created by the merging of the two different researches of the artists. The exhibition space will be transformed thanks to a total transparency of the majestic of the wall sculpture.

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Luca Macauda – Alla testa dell’acqua

03 - exhibition view - Luca Macauda da A+B, Brescia 2015 - foto Davide Sala On Macauda’s surfaces the painting is soaking. His gestures sink and re-emerge like if guided by a wave, they vibrate dynamically thinking at an earthy matter with a water-like fluidness. The mental confidence of the stroke melts free, away from any aggressive extreme because it creates that candor that is able to melt the caves of artifice. This is how I understand the use of these soft pastels, that, being pure and without solvents, make the artist work on bonds, feeling the image instead of projecting it from the eyes. The vulnerability of the matter – a rush touch can cause a botch – matches with the visual refusal of any fossil form, its long-lasting brightness delegates to the light, that is the life, any characteristic and formal task. (text by Gabriele Tosi. Download full english text here; Scarica qui il testo completo in italiano)

Download Comunicato Stampa /ITA – Press Release / ENG

One Minute of Truth.

Marco Gobbi (Brescia, 1985); Nicola Melinelli (Bologna, 1988); Sebastiano Sofia (Verona, 1986). Until february, 5 2015.

Comunicato Stampa – Artists bio

Davide Mancini Zanchi

“Blitzen Benz” – CS_ita / PR_engl

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Blitzen Benz is the thunder car that in 1909 broke the first high speed record of a combustion engine beating a vapor engine car. It is a myth that is unconsciously echoed in all the “tuning” transformations, where everything is considered in alt.

Aesthetic expedients with specific criteria through practice, transformation and creation of something that comes from motivations that refer to challenge, speed and a specific “beauty”. Therefore, there are motivations that refer to a community, to a need to express themselves through criteria dictated by a predominant aesthetic.
In the realization of the exhibited works the artist wanted to use the same attitude and, therefore, he wanted his works to be objects created to express themselves and be respected by their community of provenance, creating normality/diversity and decoration/identity simultaneously.
The works are like paintings, with all what refers to the action of painting. But the materials are from that world that uses carbon fibre, colorful neons, bright colors and ornamental elements in plastic materials.

Sophie Ko Chkheidze

sophie ko chkheidze “Geografia Temporale (pala d’altare)” pigmento, 245x145cm, 2014

Sophie Ko Chkheidze’s ash and pure pigment works are original shapes, breaks, collapses, shifts expressing our relationship with images, things and ourselves. As Federico Ferrari in Finis initium -a limited edition book with a comment by the artist about her works in the exhibition – writes, Sophie Ko Chkheidze’s paintings are “panels of ashes where spots of pure color emerge like if they were lost, like a miraculous appearing of something incredible and unexpected. Pigment whose luminous strength tears the darkness that follows when the flame’s ecstasy extinguishes.”

Federico Ferrari “Finis initium” (pdf 18mb)

CS_ita / PR_engl

September 27 > October 25 2014 | Hours: from Thursday to Saturday 3>7 pm

photo: Davide Sala

L´Avventura – Die mit der Liebe spielen / opening saturday may 24 /

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Palazzo Guaineri delle Cossere, contrada delle cossere 22, 25122 – Brescia, Italy

Opening Saturday May 24, 2014. From 7 to 10 pm

A+B contemporary art is pleased to announce “L’avventura / Die mit der Liebe spielen”, a group exhibition curated by Lena Ipsen with works by the following eleven artists:

David Czupryn (*1983 in Duisburg), Robert Elfgen (*1972 in Wesseling am Rhein), Max Frintrop (*1982 in Oberhausen), Tobias Hoffknecht (*1987 in Bochum), Melike Kara (*1985 in Bensberg), Valerie Krause (*1976 in Herdecke), Michail Pirgelis (*1976 in Essen), Dennis Scholl (*1980 in Hünfeld), Jana Schröder (*1983 in Brilon), Philip Seibel (*1980 in Hagen) and Stephanie Stein (*1972 in Kiel).

press release ITA / ENG / GER – Invitation Card

The exhibition title L’avventura / Die mit der Liebe spielen refers to the Italian and German titles of a film from 1960 by Michelangelo Antonioni (English title: The Adventure), one of the most important protagonists of Neo-Realism. The title thus pays homage to this particular Italian-born film genre. The plot can be understood as a metaphor for the quest of the artist and leads to the insight that the emptiness which often remains is just as meaningful as the starting point itself. Since the invention of the new medium of the moving image, film and the visual arts have partaken in a reciprocally inspiring relationship. The perception of the world around us is influenced more than anything else by film, which thus also plays a decisive role both in the production and reception of the visual arts.

For the most part, the artists participating in L’avventura / Die mit der Liebe spielen studied at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf and live and work in the Rhineland region. The majority of the works on view have been created especially for the exhibition and are being presented to the public for the very first time. The various contemporary positions make use of the media of drawing, painting, sculpture and video and are being presented within an impressive framework, namely the 17th century Palazzo Guaineri delle Cossere in the historic town centre of Brescia, leading to a fruitful dialogue between art created in Germany and the ambiance of Italy.