On the Wall

Venue

BUILDING gallery
Via Monte di Pietà, 23, 20121 Milano MI

Date

20 Jan 2022 - 19 Mar 2022

Cost

Free

Curated by Demetrio Paparoni the exhibition features works by Paola Angelini, Rafael Megall, Justin Mortimer, Nicola Samorì, Vibeke Slyngstad and Ruprecht von Kaufmann.

Boasting more than forty pieces by six contemporary artists who use figurative painting in profoundly different ways, the show has been designed for the four floors of BUILDING. The paintings, produced for this exhibition or never exhibited before in Italy, are mostly large format. The title of the exhibition opens up to different meanings. While on the one hand it conveys the idea of an exhibition of paintings, on the other it recalls the concept of the wall as an element of division between two adjacent spaces, or a limit to overcome. Drawing on the Renaissance concept of the painting as a window on the world, the curator views these works as a poetic detonator capable of opening portals to the outside world, as well as to an intimate or virtual dimension. Whether gateway or escape route, what enables us to cross it is the ability to relate to the meaning embodied by the work.