Medium Media Mediocritas

Russia, Northern Europe, Italy and North Africa. Different areas  and cultures and languages. And one common element: being medium. Catalyzing the tensions of the world and society upon themselves,  trying to absorb them and make them visible through the physicality of their artworks.

 

Medium Media Mediocritas

 

What is suffering? And blood? And death? They call them ultimate questions. Left behind, far away  as an exclusive area belonging to religion. With Medium, media, mediocritas, Gallery Six tries to pour them  into the present. It does so through an  arbitrary act, juxtaposing four artists so different among them that one might be  tempted not to say who they are. Or not to pronounce their first and last names that tend to separate them instead of getting them closer. Dmitrij Prigov. Marc Bijl. Franko B. Hicham Benohoud. Russia, Northern Europe, Italy and North Africa. Different areas  and cultures and languages. And one common element: being medium. Catalyzing the tensions of the world and society upon themselves,  trying to absorb them and make them visible through the physicality of their artworks. Exposing themselves without any protection. Either total or partial. Benohoud with the elderly and the children of his land. Marc Bijl with the simulacrum of himself. Franko B with his own blood. Prigov with his own life, lived as a continuous performance up to the final act.

 

english text by Beppe Fumagalli in gallery                                                                                   

(english text by Davide Bracaloni) 

 

Galleria SIX - Piazzale Piola 5  Milan – 8 ottobre / 30 Novembre  2016 – openining 6 pm

 

 

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