VIASATERNA | Eel Soup. Federico Clavarino e Tami Izko

VIASATERNA, Milano

VIASATERNA | Eel Soup. Federico Clavarino e Tami Izko

10 December 2019 – 14 Febbruary 2020

Viasaterna presents Eel Soup by Federico Clavarino and Tami Izko, with a selection  of works by the two artists. While the former works with the flat surfaces of photographs, the latter engages with the volume of sculpture. The exhibition project revolves around the connections between the two media, narrating how they come together in space by means of reflective surfaces which embrace both the artworks and the visitor.

The title of the exhibition, Eel Soup, evokes the estranging image of a wriggling mass with no end and no beginning, fluid and shapeless. Similarly, the works twist, close and open up again in space, creating a series of significant configurations. Clavarino focuses on elusive details, on delicate natural and human presences, revealing relationships that are doomed to remain invisible when they aren’t captured by the camera’s lens. The artist highlights the fragility of contemporary connections, showing both the distance and the proximity of the elements he photographs, cutting out details and creating a tension between what is shown and what remains outside of the frame. The images refer to Izko’s sculptures, which form organic, epidermic apparatuses, capable of translating the photographic signs into the slits and junctures of clay.

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