Testimone Perpetua / Nicola Martini | Toast Project Space
from 11.02.2022 to 27.03.2022
from 10am to 12am
Friday 11th February 2022 from 6:30pm
Testimone Perpetua is composed of two acrylic glass capsules containing a solution of demineralized water, clay and powders of various kinds, obtained by grinding a series of works produced by the artist from 2012 to 2018.
In the series Testimoni, particles from sculptures made at different times in the past are colliding in the same environment at a controlled density. Such works, as often in similar cases, lay enclosed in their boxes, in warehouses scattered around the world, waiting to be reactivated in a narrative context, exhibition or collection.
Those are subtracted from the status of a work of art when they are ground into particles of different granulometry.
Mixed, they rejoin spaces, times and materials of different extraction to be united in visible vials, with an uncertain visual status, revealing the changing reality that surrounds them. Testimony and ontology coincide here in a perpetual crasis.
Nicola Martini (Florence, 1984) lives and works in Milan.
Recent solo exhibitions: Appunti dall’Inframezzo, Clima, Milan (2021); And welded skin, Galerie Philipp Zollinger, Zurich (2020); Molten, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin, Nicola Martini & Jacopo Menzani, Mega, Milan (2018); THE SOBER DAY, kaufmann repetto, New York (2015); Sippe, kaufmann repetto, Milan (2013); NERVO VAGO, curated by Alberto Salvadori, Museo Marino Marini, Florence (2012). Group
exhibitions: 2020 Year of the rat, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin (2020); Performativity, curated by Denis Isaia and Sara Enrico, Centrale Fies, Dro, #80 | #90, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, Villa Medici, Rome (2019); figure di spago. pratiche di narrazione, Fondazione Baruchello, Rome, Black Hole, Gamec, Bergamo, TBT (Turn Back Time), Magazzino Arte Moderna, Rome
(2018); As If We Never Said Goodbye, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Lea Porsager, Gizela Mickiewicz, Nicola Martini, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Intuition, curated by Alex Vervoordt and
Daniela Ferretti, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); A occhi chiusi, gli occhi sono straordinariamente aperti, curated by Luca lo Pinto, 16th Quadrennial, Rome, Art club #7 / memoires d’été curated by
Pier Paolo Pancotto Accademia di Francia a Roma, Villa Medici, Rome; Il principio è solo e solo un centro spostato verso il centro, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, Inside David’s Thigh, curated by Nicola
Martini, Roomservice, New York (2016).