Green Tea Gallery at Federico Vavassori
Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava
Curated by United Brothers

April 18 - May 19, 2018

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Kerstin Brätsch, United Brothers, Sergei and Stefan Tcherepnin Maxmagmalava
35:50 min
HD video

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Cerebral Engine of A Reviving Friendship, 2018
Oil and mix media on canvas
wall part 170 x 170 cm, shaped canvas 165 x 165 cm

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Cerebral Engine of A Reviving Friendship, 2018
Oil and mix media on canvas
(detail)

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Cerebral Engine of A Reviving Friendship, 2018
Oil and mix media on canvas
(detail)

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Davide Stucchi
Naso (Pisello) B-I, 2018
Painted aluminium hanger
29 x 17 x 28 cm

Beatrice Marchi
Dog with human eyes (Groucho), 2017
Acrylic under glass, window
78,5 x 192 x 2 cm

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Davide Stucchi
Not much could be saved from the volcano, 2018
Rusted iron chain, chili spaghetti
Dimension variable

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Tanja Nis-Hansen
Thoughts on decoration, 2018
Paper, masking tape, wire, structure paste and oil color
45 x 50 cm

Davide Stucchi
Naso (Pisello) O-I / Naso (Pisello) O-II, 2018
Painted aluminium hanger
28 x 17 x 29 cm

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Tanja Nis-Hansen
Paranoia, 2018
Graphite, putty and oil on canvas
150 x 120 cm

Tanja Nis-Hansen
Internal affairs, 2018
Graphite, putty and oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Astrid Kajsa Nylander
Tidal Lock (Reality Response), 2018
Oil on canvas
185 x 200 cm

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Amore Atomico di Amore di Lava, 2018, installation view, Galleria Federico Vavassori

Beatrice Marchi
Dog with human eyes (Jeany), 2017
Acrylic under glass, window
43 x 140 x 2 cm

Beatrice Marchi
Story of a Girl Band (Gulf of Naples), 2018
05:35 min
HD video

Beatrice Marchi and Davide Stucchi
CARPET FOR RUFUS, 2018
Hand-woven carpet
66 x 135 cm

GREEN TEA GALLERY AT FEDERICO VAVASSORI

AMORE ATOMICO DI AMORE DI LAVA

CURATED BY UNITED BROTHERS

Kerstin Brätsch / United Brothers / Sergei & Stefan Tcherepnin
Tanja Nis-Hansen
Beatrice Marchi
Astrid Kajsa Nylander
Davide Stucchi
Frieda Toranzo Jaeger

April 18 - May 19, 2018

Our first meeting was in front of a volcano painting. We were casted for a film as agents of a cult that worships lava and painting. Kerstin Brätsch and Ei Arakawa had a peculiar plan and brought us to volcanic island to realize their vision. A DJI drone was flying above our heads, operated by the Green Tea gallerist Tomoo Arakawa. Dressed in volcanic red we climbed up Stromboli and looked down at the black sand and into the boiling magma. This collective travel experience became a catalyst for the individual works we selected for our show "Amore Atomico Di Amore Di Lava" with Green Tea Gallery at Federico Vavassori in Milan .

The black sand of Stromboli and the appearance of shadows on its surfaces became a phenomena Frieda Toranzo Jaeger wanted to investigate in her painting. A reluctant "dance" on top of the volcano is a part of the experience as an agent. Seemingly irrational moves— like the shaping of a volcanic silhouette with unexpected materials in Davide Stucchi’s work. In Astrid Kajsa Nylander’s painting a couple is resting in a radiating red warmth, recalling pulsating lava as an internal source of energy—an alternative to the modernist linking of activity with verticality. The turtle sculpture by Tanja Nis-Hansen at first sight looks like a generic but nevertheless deceiving trophy, like a questionable souvenir a traveller would bring back to remind herself of an elsewhere. “1,2,3,4,5,7,8, the more the better” male voices trying to imitate girls sing from the back of the gallery. In a video animation Beatrice Marchi set a reunion of a girl band in front of a landscape depicting the Gulf of Naples. The five characters move clumsily. Together they expect to be a group but looking at them isolated, their body language reveals an ulterior doubt—Why are we here together?

We were spectators of a volcano ready to erupt any second, and travelers occupying Italian cafeterias making short breaks to plan our next stop, lost in translation and about to cry after having to smile too much. One can only experience oneself, nevertheless many things correlate. This show is built on a growing friendship and our individual experiences of being at the same time in the same place. Let’s drink chamomile tea together, put chamomile on your face. Breath in, breath out. Friendship is magic.

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