Matter Matters

22 Mar 2017 – 13 May 2017

The Flat - Massimo Carasi

Lombardia, Italy


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The Flat - Massimo Carasi is pleased to present Matter Matters, the next group exhibition that will be set during miart and Salone del mobile and will feature four Italian and international artists whose work is linked by the attitude of making a precise and original reflection on forms and materials. By adopting some particular forms and, as a consequence, shaping surfaces as well, the artists dialogue with different voices which form a scratchy and aesthetically fascinating choir of artworks, where "matter matters" as well, showing off its qualities. The artworks on show speak to the beholder, sometimes literally, showing themselves present and alive even where the material has an autonomous strength that overlaps with theoretical and conceptual assumes.

In 1965 Donald Judd wrote Specific Objects for ArtsYearBook, in which he highlighted the newborn Minimalist movement by sustaining painting and sculpture as signifying media for themselves, thus declaring useless the adherence of many artworks to a communicating context. We are not saying the artists on show are actually "Minimal", nevertheless it looks evident that Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Jonny Niesche, Leonardo Ulian and Jonathan Vivacqua are the heirs of Judd's vision, which found its basis on the interdependence between matter and form.


Claudia Contu

Claudia Contu

Exhibiting artists

Leonardo Ulian

Jonny Niesche

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori

Jonathan Vivacqua


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