PAINTING STONE (Works)
PAINTING STONE Press Release
PAINTING STONE opens at Villa Lontana on Monday, May 24, 12 – 7pm. The artists invited to be part of this conversation are: Adelaide Cioni, Isabella Ducrot, David Kakabadze, Lucy McKenzie, Anne Minich, Francis Offman, Christopher Page, Delfina Scarpa, Mario Schifano, Jeffrey Stuker, and Vivian Suter.
Germano Celant’s seminal essay Framed: Innocence or Gilt, Artforum (summer 1982), proposed painting as an indexical metaphor for how we see and relate to our surroundings. Celant suggests that painting can be thought of as an enormous roll of diversified fabric, woven in a single piece and unrolled in time and in space. This surface extends for miles and miles but never appears on display. Its continuity is interrupted and broken up—cut into—to form innumerable fragments and portions of canvas (paintings), creating intervals and separations, the understanding of which could greatly influence our way of thinking about and seeing painting, or for that matter continuity in the history of art.