Daniele Maffeis
with Micaela Leonardi

PK_m3, session n ° 1

new episode of a cycle of works in progress
Curated by Martina Dierico & Clara Scola

event hosted by Accademia di Belle Arti di Bergamo G. Carrara, in the spaces of Giacomo

Monday October 10, 2016

hrs 6,00pm

via G. Quarenghi, 48b


The project develops around the story of imaginary events that actually happened: the results of an undercover mission on a beach that is characterized by the presence of behavioral rules and least specific sexual practices.

Management, control and power of the gaze, nudity, desire and associated social rules, are the elements around which develops the story of the two protagonists and the ethnographic-subversive purpose of their mission.

In the exhibition there will be an audio narration together with a video and a sketchbook with anatomical drawings made by Micaela Leonardi during the onanistic ritual.

HOMECOMING is a project born from the need to bring microgallery back in Tirana, after the gallery hosted Martina Dierico’s exhibition in Bergamo.

microgallery is the project room of MAPS - Mobile Archive on Public Space, it is conceived as a portable gallery in miniature, a "white cube" of 50x50x50cm, also hosted every time by a different space for its events.

Martina Dierico and Clara Scola are the young artists who will curate the project through a journey that will stop in some cities, each of which will host microgallery for a one night exhibition.

5 stages, 5 exhibitions each with an artist who lives or works in that city. 5 events hosted by a different space in every city.

HOMECOMING is also a collateral event and a countdown towards "Teatri I Gjelberimit" (Teatro di Verzura), a huge retrospective about art in public space in Tirana from 1998 to 2016. The exhibition is inspired by the projects that in 1937, a young Italian landscape architect, Pietro Porcinai, proposed to King Zog of Albania for a greenery theater to be built in the imperial gardens. The theater remain unrealized, but this intervention suggests an alternative historical interpretation that could start from the gardens of Ottoman Tirana to the Teatro di Verzura, the creation of the artificial lake park during the socialist period, and up to the present day with the civil society protests against the overbuilding of the last remaining green area in Tirana.

About the artist

Daniele Maffeis was born in Bergamo in 1982. He graduated in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Milan Bicocca and earned his degree in Painting at the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including: People in a building without a building, curated by Martina Angelotti and Kunstverein (Milano), 2016; I costruttori del Vetro # 2, Sparkling like Pyramids, solo show curated by Kunstverein (Milano) and Alessandra Pioselli, Assab One, Milan, 2015; Common Place, curated by Emanuele Rinaldo Meschini, Rajatila Gallery Tampere, 2015; SE DI-SEGNO, curated by Sergio Avveduti and Irene Guzman, Bologna, 2014; ACADEMY AWARDS, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, 2012; EVOLUTION DE L'ART, curated by Kunstverein (Milano) and Valerio del Baglivo, Milan, 2012; 100di50, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Marco Scotini, NABA, Milan, 2011. He is the curator of Polarexpo, exhibition project for young artists from Bergamo promoted by the Youth Service of the Municipality of Bergamo. Lives and works in Milan.


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