OVERVIEWNOV 15 to JAN 26Solo Exhibition
- Solo Exhibition
Dates and Opening hoursNOV 15, 2012 to JAN 26, 2013
On Thursday 15th November at 7pm the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome is hosting an opening of the first solo exhibition in Italy by the French duo Berger&Berger, comprising a series of original works created especially for the occasion. The Fondazione's courtyard will also host the exhibition Mystères, the poster that the artist Laurent P. Berger and the architect Cyrille Berger have devised for Postcard from…. Both pieces, open at free entry to the public until 26th January 2013, are curated by Marcello Smarrelli, artistic director of the Fondazione.
The exhibition, entitled The Density of the Spectre, is a reflection on the material reality of colour (pigment, printing ink, industrial varnish, and so on) as counterposed to the immaterial nature of the constitutive elements of light waves like photons. Colour is in the different works on display interpreted according to the classificatory scheme created in the 19th century by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who developed a physiological approach to the subject that rejected pre-existing categories (created by Robert Fludd, Claude Boutet, Isaac Newton), but contrasted to what was to be developed a century later by Johannes Itten (which has determined the contemporary way of perceiving colour).
Laurent P. Berger is an artist who graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and Cyrille Berger is an architect who graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Vilette. Since 2006 they have worked together under the name of Berger&Berger. From 2008 to 2009 Berger&Berger were resident at the CentQuatre in Paris. In 2009, they were invited to take part in a competition to design a temporary museum building for the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and in the research programme City Visions Europe, established by the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam. In 2010, they were chosen for the 12th Mostra Internazionale di Architettura (International Architecture Exhibition), in which they used the space in the Arsenale to present Ca va, une salle de cinema préfabriqué. In 2012 they are presenting Notus Loci, their extention project for the Centre International d’art et du Paysage de l’Ille de Vassivière.
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