The Intimate Enemy

Curated by Pelagica

 

Kamrooz Aram

Massinissa Selmani

Socratis Socratous

Regine Petersen

Filippo Minelli


 

 

19.10.2017-15.01.2018

Opening on 19.10.2017

h. 18.30-21.30

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Giovedì 19 Ottobre 2017 alle ore 18.30, Pelagica inaugura un nuovo spazio espositivo a Milano con la mostra collettiva The Intimate Enemy,  degli artisti Kamrooz Aram (Iran), Massinissa Selmani (Algeria), Socratis Socratous (Cipro), Regine Petersen (Germania), Filippo Minelli (Italia).

Secondo le definizioni, per gli esseri umani, un nemico è qualcuno che crede in un sistema di valori così diverso e ingiustificabile, tale da dover essere demolito, e di cui desiderarne il male.
L’“essere nemici” è riapparso nelle nostre esistenze, e nel nostro tempo, da una stanza buia in cui l’avevamo nascosto. Sotterrata, e celata da buone educazioni, la nostra capacità di odiare, si è risvegliata, e sta inquietando i nostri giorni.

Le dinamiche umane contemporanee stanno disegnando un mondo “con Noi, o contro di Noi” e hanno lasciato emergere la visione di un’immensa figura nemica, che ingombra e terrorizza da qualsiasi prospettiva e soggettiva si muova lo sguardo.

 

Kamrooz Aram (1978, Shiraz) si laurea alla Columbia University. Espone in numerose mostre personali, e collettive tra cui:  Recollections for a Room, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2016),Negotiations  at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, (2011);  P.S.1/MoMA’s Greater New York (2005). E’ stato inserito in diverse collezioni pubbliche e private tra cui: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; e  M+, Hong Kong. E’ stato vincitore dei premi Abraaj Group Art Prize (2014); Art Matters (2014), the New York Foundation for the Arts (2004) . E’ apparso in numerose pubblicazioni tra cui: The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum.com, ArtAsiaPacific, The New Yorker, The National e Bidoun. Vive e lavora a Brooklyn.

Massinissa Selmani: (1980, Algeri) Vive e lavora a Tours. Studia all’ Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts di Tours. Prende parte alla 56ma Biennale di Venezia (Okwui Enwezor, 9 maggio – 22 Novembre 2015), ricevendo una menzione speciale dalla giuria. Nel 2016, è stato vincitore del Prix Art Collector, a Parigi. È stato recentemente esposto presso la CCC di Tours, la prima Triennale di Vendôme, la Biennale di Dakar e la Biennale di Lione. Da febbraio 2018, una mostra personale sarà dedicata a lui al Palais de Tokyo, Parigi.

Socratis Socratous (1971 Paphos, Cyprus) studia all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Atene, ha rappresentato la Repubblica di Cipro alla 53ma Biennale di Venezia con la mostra Rumours,Pavillion of Republic of Cyprus, a cura di Sophie Duplaix. Ha esposto in numerose mostre personali e collettive tra cui: SI SEDES NON IS a cura di Milovan Farronato, The Breeder, Athens (2017), Cher(e)s Ami(e)s, Centre Pompidou Paris (2016), DESTE Prize Award Shortlisted a rtists exhibition, The Cycladic Museum Athens. Le sue opere sono presenti in diverse collezioni tra cui: Collection of Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the State Collection of Cypriot Contemporary Art, the Dakis Joannou Collection, the Nikos Pattichis Collection and more.

Regine Petersen (1976, Hamburg) studia fotografia al Royal College of Art, di Londra. Espone in numerose mostre personali e collettive tra cui: The Indian Iron, Galerie Jo van de Loo, Munich, Germany; Stars Fell on Alabama, Parc des Ateliers, Rencontres d’Arles, France; Uncommon Places, Palazzo da Schio, Vicenza, Italy; Find a Fallen Star, Science Operations Center, UA Lunar & Planetary Lab, Tucson, USA. E’ stata premiata con: German Photobook Award, Outset / Unseen Exhibition Fund, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation Bursary Rencontres d’Arles Prix Decouverte, Saatchi 4 New Sensations Hoopers Gallery Award.  E’ apparsa in pubblicazioni e volumi tra cui: Firecrackers, by Fiona Rogers, Young Memories, exhibition catalogue, by Alexandra Roussopoulos, Find a Fallen Star, text by Natasha Christia, Kehrer Verlag.

Filippo Minelli (1983 Brescia) frequenta l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano. Espone in numerose mostre personali e collettive tra cui: Silence Shapes / Miami, Banca Generali, Milano, Italy; Myth’tic, Padania Classics, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany, Korogram, Seoul, South Korea; Desert Island, Coachella Valley Art Center, California, USA; XXI TRIENNALE DI MILANO, Milano, Italy; Venturing Beyond, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, New Works, Beetles+Huxley gallery, London, UK. Tiene diversi workshop e conferenze tra cui: Courtauld Institute, Identity Lost, London, UK; Politecnico Di Milano, Fragmented Landscapes of post-metropolis, IT; Somerset House, Mapping the City, London, UK.

 

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On 19th October 2017 at 6.30 pm Pelagica will inaugurate the new gallery space in Milan with a new group show, The Intimate Enemy with artists Kamrooz Aram (Iran), Massinissa Selmani (Algeria), Socratis Socratous (Cyprus), Regine Petersen (Germany), Filippo Minelli (Italy).

According to legal definitions, a cultural and political enemy is someone who believes in an unfair system of values, so unfair, to be demolished.
Our “being enemies” is reappeared in our existences, and in our time, from a dark locked room where we have hidden it. Buried by the good and righteous way of our educations, our ability to be enemies has awakened in a disturbing way.

 

Kamrooz Aram (1978, Shiraz) graduates at the Columbia University. Some of his numerous group and solo shows are listed below:  Recollections for a Room, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2016),Negotiations  at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, (2011);  P.S.1/MoMA’s Greater New York (2005). His works belong to various public and private collections like: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; e  M+, Hong Kong. He has won the prizes Abraaj Group Art Prize (2014); Art Matters (2014), the New York Foundation for the Arts (2004) . He has also appeared in many publications as The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum.com, ArtAsiaPacific, The New Yorker, The National e Bidoun. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Massinissa Selmani: (1980, Algeri) lives and work in Tours, France. He studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts of Tours. He took part in the 56th Venice Biennale (curated by Okwui Enwezor, 9 May – 22 November 2015), where he received a special mention by the jury. In 2016, he won the Prix Art Collector, in Paris. Recently he had a show at the CCC in Tours, the first Triennale of Vendôme, the Dakar Biennale and the Lyon Biennial. In February of 2018, his solo show will be inaugurated at Palais de Tokyo, in Paris.

Socratis Socratous (1971 Paphos, Cyprus) studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He represented Cyprus at the 53th Venice Biennale with the show Rumours,Pavillion of Republic of Cyprus, curated by Sophie Duplaix. His recent group and solo shows are among others: SI SEDES NON IS a cura di Milovan Farronato, The Breeder, Athens (2017), Cher(e)s Ami(e)s, Centre Pompidou Paris (2016), DESTE Prize Award Shortlisted a rtists exhibition, The Cycladic Museum Athens. His works can be found in various private and public collections as Collection of Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the State Collection of Cypriot Contemporary Art, the Dakis Joannou Collection, the Nikos Pattichis Collection and more.

Regine Petersen (1976, Hamburg) studied photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Some of her numerous group and solo shows are listed below: The Indian Iron, Galerie Jo van de Loo, Munich, Germany; Stars Fell on Alabama, Parc des Ateliers, Rencontres d’Arles, France; Uncommon Places, Palazzo da Schio, Vicenza, Italy; Find a Fallen Star, Science Operations Center, UA Lunar & Planetary Lab, Tucson, USA. She has won the following prizes: German Photobook Award, Outset / Unseen Exhibition Fund, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation Bursary Rencontres d’Arles Prix Decouverte, Saatchi 4 New Sensations Hoopers Gallery Award. Some of the publications and catalogues that she has taken part are: Firecrackers, by Fiona Rogers, Young Memories, exhibition catalogue, by Alexandra Roussopoulos, Find a Fallen Star, text by Natasha Christia, Kehrer Verlag.

Filippo Minelli (1983 Brescia) studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. He has partecipated in numerous group and solo shows: Silence Shapes / Miami, Banca Generali, Milano, Italy; Myth’tic, Padania Classics, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany, Korogram, Seoul, South Korea; Desert Island, Coachella Valley Art Center, California, USA; XXI TRIENNALE DI MILANO, Milano, Italy; Venturing Beyond, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, New Works, Beetles+Huxley gallery, London, UK. He has conducted various workshops and conferences: Courtauld Institute, Identity Lost, London, UK; Politecnico Di Milano, Fragmented Landscapes of post-metropolis, IT; Somerset House, Mapping the City, London, UK.