The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 20, 2016

Michael Beutler - Up, Down at Franco Soffiantino's Art Gallery
Michael Beutler, Sotto, 2008, paper, wood, glue and reed ambiental dimension. Installation at FRANCOSOFFIANTINO ARTECONTEMPORANEA, Turin.
TORINO, ITALY.-Michael Beutler’s second personal exhibition (Oldenburg 1976, lives and works in Berlin) at Franco Soffiantino’s art gallery is an architectural project laid out on both levels of the gallery by means of two different installations, especially designed for the exhibition and put in relation between one another. The first, Up, is a superelevated metallic structure that runs across all the rooms of the ground floor, shaping itself in perfect harmony with the dimensions of the area. The work has indeed been tailor-made for the gallery, thus reproposing its features and planimetric proportions. Like a skeletal cast or a paradoxical reproduction in 1:1 scale hosted within its areas, Up reproduces the morphology of the gallery in all its details, transforming its areas and rooms into a geometrically essential architecture. However, the installation is assembled through segments that can be modulated between one another, maintaining a formal autonomy of their own. The artist thus reveals the potential fickleness of architectures and structures, suggesting the hypothesis of a radical instability that can cross every type of area and architectural handiwork.

The basement level of the gallery hosts Down, an installation path that shows how in Beutler’s activity the final work is only the last element of an entire analysis process, translated into manual ability, on the architectural specificities of the areas where he intervenes. Organised with a consequential logic through the rooms and directly created in the gallery, the resulting modular structure is also a hypothesis of redesign of the entire area, where the simplicity of the elements used, paper and bamboo, is accompanied by the usual strategy of improvisation and planning that feeds the artist’s entire work.

Shapes, dimensions and minimal materials thus give the impression of a structural subversion, transmitted through a playful and fantastic atmosphere, almost a visual symphony of colours and light architectures.

Today's News

May 19, 2008

Moore in America: Monumental Sculpture - Largest Single Outdoor Showing of Henry Moore

Vancouver Art Gallery to Receive Prime Vancouver Waterfront Site for a New Gallery

The Nude Body Exhibition Opens at Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid

A Humane World for All: The Rhinelandish Artist Group the Cologne Progressives 1920-33

Fine Art and European Furniture from the Estate of José Iturbi On Offer at Bonhams & Butterfields

New York Museum Exhibit Explores Horse, Human Relationship

Italian Works from the 16th and 17th Centuries at Partridge Fine Art

Michael Beutler - Up, Down at Franco Soffiantino's Art Gallery

Nancy Macko: Hive Moments, Works On Paper at Commissary Arts

The Telfair Museum of Art Presents Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry

Italian Sculptor Pietro Cascella Died in Pietrasanta

New York-Based Painter Robert Feintuch Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Volume Attempts: The Space of Books at Temple Gallery

Ellen Schneiderman Exhibition at The Space Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Stone Age mummy Oetzi still revealing secrets, 25 years on

2.- Tunisian remains found by British researchers prove 100,000-year human presence

3.- Rembrandt's four earliest paintings reunited for the first time at the Ashmolean

4.- Baltimore Museum of Art is one of only two major U.S. museums to feature an installation by transgender artists

5.- Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old human skeleton at Mediterranean shipwreck

6.- Digitally unwrapped scroll reveals earliest Old Testament scripture

7.- Rich London residents angry over Tate Modern voyeurs

8.- V&A Museum chief quits to fight nationalism post-Brexit

9.- Exhibition in Turin celebrates the most important family of Flemish artists

10.- Pointillism is now the focus of a high-calibre exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful