Opening Saturday 28th of August 20101 at 6.00 p.m. at Galleria Gagliardi in San Gimignano, Realtà OggettiVA, the double solo exhibition of Dario Tironi e Koji Yoshida, two of the artists which were selectioned among those participating to Arte Laguna 2009 International Prize.
The exhibition, orginated from a wider project of collaboration between Arte Laguna Prize and various Italian and International Art Galleries hosting one or more chosen finalists, presents 8 Art works, installation art and sculptures, by Dario Tironi and Koji Yoshida. These two Artsists work on the concept of Abandon reliving recycled materials in their sculptures through a work of painstaking restoration, cataloguing objects, functions, forms, colours, materials and then revive them, recycled in works of art. This is how the sculptures of these two young artists come to life, figures that at a first glance, may seem ingenious and imaginative sculptures in bright colours, clever and playful adult toys, unusual works as a composition of the famous game of LEGO. Made with the codes of our era, they are themselves testimony and complaint, returning the image of our civilization: we are what we eat, from morning to night our every need is accompanied by an envelope, packaging, food and objects that, once we have been satisfied by, we want to throw and refuse. Sculptures made from things: observing them, each one of us can recognize an object or its part in his life possessed or used. Tironi and Yoshida also lead us to an another point, pushing us to think about how the 'humanity is contaminated by technology and how we can not live without. Video games, computers, mobile phones belong to us and we already know about the progress that bio-computer engineering has produced discoveries that correct functioning of organs or replace body parts with transplants and implants of chips, pacemakers, valves and artificial limbs. The human being takes possession of the objects that he creates, and he feeds and substitutes from them, the bionic man is not science fiction, it is already part of our very near future, and this surely will change the perception of man and its nature and its feelings as well.
Dario Tironi and Koji Yoshida - "Realtà OggettiVA"
Vernissage: SATURDAY 28TH OF AUGUST at 6.00 p.m.
From the 28th of August to the 12nd of September 2010
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