Ex Elettrofonica is pleased to open its autumn season on Thursday, 14 September 2023 with Arianna Marcolin’s first solo show at the gallery, titled Stanza Iperbarica (Hyperbaric Chamber).
The artist offers a selection of paintings that trace an ambling itinerary through the gallery’s curved space, with very diverse formats: from an evocative two-metre painting to a miniature on an icon panel. The narrative link lies in a movement that Arianna Marcolin imagines as continuous, from the most distant memory to a reflection on brief, everyday things, which takes place in the eyes of the viewer, the only human element moving through the space.
The exhibit unveils the contradictions that the young artist stages in her paintings through the skilful poetic choices of the literary critic and essayist Andrea Malagamba. This dialogue between painting and poetry stems from the conversation between Marcolin and Malagamba and seeks out a balance, where the two disciplines have, more than a gregarious relationship, a mutual revelation through repeated oppositions: thought/matter, light/darkness, interior/exterior, silence/voice, presence/absence.
Born in Schio in 1998, Marcolin has a degree in Painting and Graphic Art and Publishing from the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. As a typographer, she alternates her research in art languages with the design and execution of fine editions. In 2022, she was selected as an atelierista for the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice. Solo Exhibitions: 2023 Promemoria, curated by Luisa Amatori, with an introduction by Saverio Bonato, Atelier l’Idea, Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza. Group Exhibitions: 2023 Biennale Session, curated by Matteo Binci and Massimo Mazzone, in collaboration with Escuela Moderna, Parco Albanese, Venice; Vedersi da fuori vedersi da dentro, curated by Angel Moya Garcia, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice; 2022 104ma Collettiva, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice; 2021 Extraordinaria, Parco Tecnologico VEGA, Padiglione Antares, Porto Marghera, Venice, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Daniele Capra, with the support and collaboration of Vulcano Agency; 2019 103ma Collettiva, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice; Laboratorio Aperto, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Forte Marghera, Venice; 2018 Capannone 35, curated by Carlo Di Raco, Martino Scavezzon, Nebojsa Despotovic, Thomas Braida, Forte Marghera, Venice.