Renata Fabbri presents: UNTITLED VIEWS GOLDSCHMIED & CHIARI
Renata Fabbri arte contemporanea will host the exhibition UNTITLED VIEWS by Goldschmied & Chiari, curated by Gaspare Luigi Marcone.
Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari formed the duo goldiechiari in 2001. Since 2014 they have worked under the name Goldschmied & Chiari in Milan. They have achieved national and international recognition, working with institutions and museums.
This new series of works, UNTITLED VIEWS (2017) represents the prosecution of their artistic research of the last few years as well as an important point of arrival in both technical and conceptual terms.
Smoke, illusion, blurring, nebulosity – developed with video-photographic or installation techniques – have been elements present from the outset of their artistic partnership. In certain earlier works, these elements were associated with specific projects critically investigating the recent historical, political and sociological context, opening to reflection of an existential nature.
With UNTITLED VIEWS, the artists present a new series of large and medium format “mirrors”. The variables of the double, the ambiguous and the complementary are fundamental given the artists’ status as a “duo”.
The works are mirrors to which photographs are fixed through an innovative and secret technique with something of the alchemical about it that manages to totally integrate the image with the mirror surface. The images themselves, the fruit of “performative” processes capture the nebulous dances of coloured “smokes” released from flares after a calibrated gestural action that is also charged with casual effects. These visions may appear to be both external, atmospheric and natural landscapes and interior views in this case enhanced by the reflecting surface. The reflecting surface is a “threshold” between the imaginations of the artists and the spectators.
Out of the polychromy and the polysemy emerge direct and indirect allusions. These vaporous presences may become a correlative of thought and spirit, of dream and recollection, of a faded memory and of a future to be discovered.