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RASHID URI I COMPOUND
A cura di Contemporary Attitude

Inaugurazione 16.06.2020
Edicola Radetzky, viale Gorizia (Darsena), Milano

?Edicola Radetzky e Contemporary Attitude annunciano la loro seconda collaborazione presentando il solo show dell'artista Rashid Uri, dal titolo COMPOUND.

(1)
All I need
is less than what I have
much less

a thing that is LESS
appears serious

if it's 1/2 soft and 1/2 wet
it might be enough

Steel and felt,
stolen and deeply felt

Das Schloss, he wrote
We all remember but
very few understand

what is in between China and Kafka?
a castle or a water field

nothing is closed in if it is free
I give you my freedom
if you give me my peace
less of less of less of less
but let it be soft
then leave

(2)
Let me be clear
I might survive
only in between (felt) corners
and segments
of a small (steel) room
that is far from reach

one drink one rest
one drink two rest
what am I walling in or walling out
who am I offending
with small and/or tallest vertical
(foam rubber) windows

I don't remember
nor do I hear
all I can smell is the (water) scent
of my long (steel) vest
that wraps me and protects me
no eyes touch no skin
izolacija?

I would have prefered cement

Così come la ricerca di Rashid Uri è caratterizzata dall'utilizzo di materiali la cui fragilità è contrapposta alla rigidità formale ricercata, COMPOUND è la gabbia/rifugio nel quale gli austeri strumenti alla sopravvivenza rispecchiano bisogni e sentimenti umani semplici, in una continua tensione al quesito del limite della sopravvivenza umana.

Uri interviene direttamente dall'interno dell'architettura del chiosco liberty, posizionandovi Das Schloss, la scultura indossabile realizzata per Contemporary Attitude, nella quale abbandona la consueta durezza formale e si confronta con la forma corporea.

Ispirato dai compound cinesi, sistemi architettonici chiusi e fortificati, Uri vede in Edicola Radetzky un locus rifugio. Oggetti essenziali vengono posizionati nella limitata metratura dello spazio espositivo, ove si delinea un sistema di sopravvivenza non flessibile, nel quale il cappotto in poliestere Das Schloss è rappresentazione ontologica della figura umana e "medium" di fuga dallo spazio raccolto. Il nome stesso della scultura è ispirato all'omonimo romanzo di Kafka e contiene in sé più significati: quello comune di castello, palazzo, ma anche chiusura, avvicinandosi foneticamente a "schluss" - fine, conclusione.

Bio
RASHID URI (Pescara, 1982) vive e lavora a Pescara
Coltiva la pratica artistica in studio sotto la guida di suo padre, artista, curatore e membro fondatore del Museo Laboratorio Città Sant'Angelo (PE); Uri ha esposto in tutta Europa e recentemente alla Central Park Gallery di Los Angeles. Gestisce il project space Soyuz a Pescara, insieme alla scrittrice e curatrice indipendente Marialuisa Pastò. Il suo lavoro è il risultato di una ricerca che prende come punto di partenza l'isolamento nel suo significato più ampio. Attraverso l'uso di materiali isolanti per l'edilizia e altri media, crea opere di estremo rigore e apparentemente impenetrabili, preservando allo stesso tempo la discreta ricchezza dei dettagli propri delle trame dei materiali scelti.

Rashid Uri esplora una architettura possibile, rigida, quasi razionalista e allo stesso tempo precaria, fatta di materiali fragili e leggeri ma strutturalmente estremamente solidi, generando spazi fisici e immaginari ai margini del paradosso tra rifugio e punizione.

Contemporary Attitude
è una piattaforma di arte contemporanea che concentra la sua ricerca sul rapporto tra arte e moda. Da gennaio 2019 vede coinvolti numerosi artisti nell'ideazione e produzione di abiti e accessori, opere d'arte, sculture indossabili. La recente evoluzione del progetto prevede la creazione un archivio online dedicato ad oggetti scultorei e opere indossabili che categorizzano la ricerca artistica ed i suoi rapporti con la moda in una pratica da sempre intessuta nel linguaggio dell'arte.

Contatti
www.contemporaryattitude.com
info@contemporaryattitude.com
+39 393 0160709

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COMPOUND
a solo show by Rashid Uri
curated by Contemporary Attitude
from 16.06.2020 to 30.06.2020, from monday to sunday 24/7
at Edicola Radetzky - Viale Gorizia (Darsena), Milano

opening on the 16th of June, from 7 pm

Edicola Radetzky and Contemporary Attitude present COMPOUND, the solo show by artist Rashid Uri, which marks their second collaboration.

(1)
All I need
is less than what I have
much less

a thing that is LESS
appears serious

if it's 1/2 soft and 1/2 wet
it might be enough

Steel and felt,
stolen and deeply felt

Das Schloss, he wrote
We all remember but
very few understand

what is in between China and Kafka?
a castle or a water field

nothing is closed in if it is free
I give you my freedom
if you give me my peace
less of less of less of less
but let it be soft
then leave

(2)
Let me be clear
I might survive
only in between (felt) corners
and segments
of a small (steel) room
that is far from reach

one drink one rest
one drink two rest

what am I walling in or walling out
who am I offending
with small and/or tallest vertical
(foam rubber) windows

I don't remember
nor do I hear
all I can smell is the (water) scent
of my long (steel) vest
that wraps me and protects me
no eyes touch no skin
izolacija?

I would have prefered cement

Just as Rashid Uri's research is characterized by the use of fragile materials which contrast the formal rigidity that he seeks, COMPOUND is the cage / refuge in which austere tools for survival reflect simple human needs and feelings, charged by the constant search for the limit of human survival.

Uri intervenes directly from the inside of the architecture of the liberty kiosk, which also houses Das Schloss, the wearable sculpture created for Contemporary Attitude, in which he abandons the usual formal hardness, characteristic of his work, for the shape of the human body.

Inspired by Chinese compounds, closed-off and fortified architectural systems, Uri sees Edicola Radetzky as a locus rifugio. Essential objects are positioned in the limited size of the exhibition space, and a non-flexible survival system is outlined. The Das Schloss polyester coat is an ontological representation of the human figure and a "medium" for escaping the restrained space.

The name of the sculpture itself is inspired by the homonymous novel by Kafka and contains multiple meanings: the more common being castle, palace, but also closure, that phonetically resembles "schluss" - end, conclusion.

BIO
Rashid Uri (b. 1982, Pescara, ITL) lives and works in Pescara, Italy.
The artist's practice was cultivated in the studio under the mentorship of his father, an artist, curator and founding member of Museo Laboratorio Città Sant'Angelo PE; Uri has exhibited throughout Europe and recently at Central Park Gallery Los Angeles. He operates Soyuz Project Space in Pescara with writer and independent curator Marialuisa Pastò. HIs work is the result of a research that takes isolation from its widest meaning as a starting point. Through the use of building insulating materials and other media, He create works with extreme rigor and seemingly impenetrable, while at the same time preserving the discreet richness of the details proper to the textures of the chosen materials.

Rashid Uri explore a possible architecture, rigid, almost rationalist and precarious at the same time, made of fragile and light materials but with an extremely solid structure, which generates physical and imaginary spaces on the edge of the paradox between refuge and punishment.

Contemporary Attitude is a contemporary art platform that focuses its research on the relationship between art and fashion. Since January 2019, numerous artists are involved in the design and production of clothes and accessories, artworks, wearable sculptures. Recent evolutions of the project include the creation of an online archive dedicated to sculptural objects and wearable artworks, leading to a categorization of the artistic research and its relationships with fashion into a practice always present in the artistic language.

Contact:
www.contemporaryattitude.com
info@contemporaryattitude.com
+39 393 0160709


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