- 08 Sep 2021 - 18 Nov 2021
Terza mostra: tre cose
Things: flag, photograph, beam; lines: diagonal, horizontal, perpendicular; locations: floor, wall, space. These are some of the words on which Francesco Arena based his third solo show in Galleria Raffaella Cortese’s three exhibition venues, Terza mostra: tre cose [Third exhibition: three things]. As in his two previous projects with the gallery, each space is characterized by the presence of a single work.
Without any specific order in their visit of the spaces, viewers move from the low level of the floor with Bandiera linearizzata [Linearized flag] to the high one of Orizzonte lasco [Loose horizon], to their union with Sentenza in sei metri da zero a sessantasei centimetri [Sentence in six meters from zero to sixty-six centimeters], which establishes a dialogue between height and walking surface.
Terza mostra: tre cose stands as a sort of third stage in a ‘trilogy’ for the gallery with themes, aspects, and cross-references that run between the works on view and the two exhibitions that preceded it.
Francesco Arena, Orizzonte lasco, 2021 (detail). Courtesy the Artist and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano.