Ñewpressionism in Milan, 1,11,111
From screen to nature and back again
Opening: Tuesday 10 June 2014, 18.30
Period: 11 June – 19 July 2014
Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Milan office
Via del Vecchio Politecnico 3
Ñewpressionism in Milan: 1,11,111 is the first public demonstration of a concept and an rtistic trendwhose essential aspects are still taking on form and comprehension. This public event arises from the hypotheses produced during the workshop conducted by the artist Miltos Manetas in March 2014 for Studio Roma, the transdisciplinary program on the contemporary.
Swiss and international artists, architects, designers, writers, composers and author are responding to Ñewpressionism with creative input ranging from concrete works of art to the immaterial character of ideas expressed through references or words.
The exhibition functions like a true computer: the exhibition space of the Swiss Institute in Milan, transformed for the occasion by the architect Sebastian Bietenhader, becomes the desktop on which some of the artworks from those gathered to date in the dynamic memory of Ñewpressionism will be displayed.
Ñewpressionism manifests itself, as happens in luminous projections, by intersecting with the solid surface of matter, but it is also defined through the immaterial encounter between a name and a thought. It proposes a ñew approach to reality, where the ~ indicates a novelty that is not awaited, but is already present and can be shown. Ñewpressionism is a projection of the spirit on Nature that combines the digital principle – that process of numerical and repeatable binary representation – with approximated associative formulae, shaded and dense like those generated by analogy.
With the contributions of Swiss and international artists, architects, designers, writers, composers and authors: Giona Bernardi, Sebastian Frank Bietenhader, Domenico Billari, Mike Calvert, Thomas Cheneseau, Petra Cortright, Olivier Fairhurst, Cédric Fargues, Sylvie Fleury, Gina Folly, Ronnie Fueglister, Alessandro Giannì, Valery Grancher, Loic Gouzer, Dunja Herzog, Bruno Jakob, Matthew Landry, Oliver Laric, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Corrado Luminati, Miltos Manetas, Jed Martin, Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti, Lorna Mills, Robert Montgomery, Olivier Mosset, Brenna Murphy, Valentina Nascimben, Angelo Plessas, Luca Pozzi, Jon Rafman, Nora Renaud, Florian Schmidt Gabain, Travess Smalley, Priscilla Tea, Mai Ueda, Amalia Ulman, Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Harm van den Dorpel, Christian Wassmann, Seyoung Yoon, Ché Zara Blomfield.