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Francesco Tenaglia


Group Exhibition: Massimo Grimaldi; Andrea Romano; Russell Bennetts; Eley Williams; Steven J Fowler; Owen Vince.

Organized by Francesco Tenaglia


Inaugurazione sabato 14 aprile 2018 ore 18.00 - 22.00

Edicola Radetzky, viale Gorizia (Darsena), Milano

Massimo Grimaldi (Taranto, 1974) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Milan. His practice investigates the nature of what we call 'art', the way in which it is perceived, evaluated and understood. His research is a continuous questioning on the criteria of the production and circulation of images, on the power and the limits of aesthetic speculation, on the possibility of its ethical redefinition. The artist has had solo shows at West, The Hague (2014); Museum of Villa Croce, Genoa (2012); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2009); ZERO ..., Milan (2006/2010/2013/2017); Team Gallery, New York (2011/2013); Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin (2005). His works have also been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including in Muhka, Antwerp (2014); "Italics" at Palazzo Grassi, Venice; MCA, Chicago (2008-2009) and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). In 2009 Grimaldi won the MAXXI "2per100" international competition, using part of the funds for the construction of the Pediatric Emergency Center in Port Sudan.

Andrea Romano's (Milan, 1984) practice mostly employs the mediums of drawing and sculpture, and sometimes their combination. His work it hinges on the ways through which the nature of the artwork can redefine itself, often putting on the line the values we commonly attribute to it. Selected solo exhibitions: Galleria Vistamare, Pescara; Gaudel de Stampa, Paris; Gasconade, Milan. Selected group exhibitions: "Altri Miti Altri Tempi", 16a Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; "Ennesima", Triennale di Milano, Milan; "Sous Les Paves, La Plage", Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, "Les Associations Libres", La Maison Rouge-Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris.

Russell Bennetts is the founder and editor of Berfrois magazine. He is also the co-founder of Queen Mob's Teahouse. His previous jobs include alcohol economist, farmer, car salesman and hot dog vendor. His poetry has appeared in PANK Magazine, Rivista Letteraria and elsewhere. His academic writing has appeared in Alcohol and Alcoholism, PLOS Medicine and elsewhere. His essays have appeared in the Guardian Review, the Morning Star and elsewhere. His media appearances include BBC Radio 4, Al Jazeera English and elsewhere. He has edited two poetry collections: "Relentless" by Jeff Bezos and "Poets for Corbyn".

Eley Williams is writer-in-residence at the University of Greenwich. A poetry pamphlet Frit (Sad Press, 2017) is available, and her collection of prose "Attrib. and other stories" (Influx Press) was listed among Best Books of 2017 by The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The New Statesman and chosen by Ali Smith as one of the year's best debut fiction at the Cambridge Literary Festival. It is currently shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2018 and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2018.

Steven J Fowler is a writer and artist. He has published multiple collections of poetry and artworks and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, Tate Britain, the London Sinfonietta, Wellcome Collection and Liverpool Biennial. He has been longlisted for the Forward Prize and been sent to Peru, Bangladesh, Iraq, Argentina, Georgia and other destinations by The British Council. He has read at festivals including Hay on Wye, Cervantino in Mexico, Berlin Literature Festival and Hay Xalapa. He was nominated for the White Review Prize for Fiction in 2014 and has won awards from Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Ireland and multiple other funding bodies. His plays have been produced at Rich Mix, where he is associate artist, and his visual art has been exhibited at the V&A, Hardy Tree Gallery and Mile End Art Pavilion. He's been translated into 27 languages and produced collaborations with over 90 artists. He is the founder and curator of The Enemies Project, Poem Brut as well as editor at 3am magazine and executive editor at The European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture (Versopolis). He is lecturer in creative writing at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern, Poetry School and Photographer's Gallery and is the director of Writers' Centre Kingston.

Owen Vince is a writer and media artist living in London, having previously exhibited work as part of the Wrong Biennale. His writing and performance work, obscuring and destructing the relationships between the real, the mythological, and gutter cultural, includes books "The Adrift of Samus Aran" (Fathom) and "Everything, Desire" (Salò). He has performed as part of the Enemies Project (Norwich, 2015), and at the Horse Hospital, London. His media work—of trash landscapes and malignant architectures—uses 3D modelling and video game software, wielded against itself.