Luca Bosani - C0034: The Gargantuan Shoe

29 May 2021

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11:00 – 18:00

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San Mei Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • 10 minute walk from Brixton station or Stockwell Station
  • 10 minute walk fromLoughborough Junction Station
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A durational performance and installation by Luca Calu Bosani.


San Mei Gallery is pleased to present C0034: The Gargantuan Shoe, a performance and installation by Luca Calu Bosani.

On 29 May, Bosani will stage a mysterious and playful investigation around a giant, gargantuan, sonic shoe. Questioning the boundaries between reality and fiction, exploring identity as a social and moral construct, the artist will become a magic reality investigator, trying to understand how and why a huge black shoe suddenly appeared in the gallery space.

The durational performance will have limited capacity and it will unfold continuously over four hours with viewing slots at every half hour. Viewing slots can be booked here

A series of UPOs (Unidentified Performative Objects) will be on display in the gallery alongside the gargantuan shoe.

Luca Bosani’s practice is an ongoing exploration of the fluid and complex nature of identity, via the melting of performance, sculpture, painting and costume design. Their Conundrum series started in the summer 2020, at the end of lockdown, when the artist quitted their lecturer position at City of Westminster College, London to fully dedicate themselves to private investigations of the real. The Gargantuan Shoe is the C0034: it will only be shown once, at San Mei Gallery alongside their ongoing series of sculptural objects, also known as UPOs (Unidentified Performative Objects).

With CJ Calderwood and Oli Haylett.

Luca Bosani is based between London (UK) and Pregnana Milanese (IT). Recent solo exhibitions and performances include: Too Early to Love You, Too Late To Kiss You, Tate Britain, (London, 2019), STRIP at Lewisham Arthouse (London, 2019), Knaves of Radiance (paintings) at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall (London, 2019), Knaves of Radiance (Bolan edition) commissioned by Nine Elms & Art in Embassies at Nine Elms Pavillion (London, 2018), Performing the unknown, Hortensia Gallery (London, 2018), I-YOU at Fabbrica del Vapore, (Milan, 2015). Selected group exhibitions include: Collection n°11 at Interior and the Collectors (Lyon, 2020), Platform Projects at Sepersepuluh Jakarta, Greece (Athens, 2019), Singolar tenzone II, at Kunstraum (London, 2019), Score! at Beaconsfield Gallery (London, 2019), Knaves of Radiance (Bipotential stage) at Subsidiary Projects (London, 2018), Knaves of Radiance (Food edition) at Guest Projects (London, 2018). Bosani completed a MA Performance at the Royal College of Art, London in 2017.

This project was selected as part of San Mei Gallery’s 2019 open call for performances and events.

Sponsored by Garry’s Earth.

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