On February 12, 2020 we opened to the public Case Chiuse HQ, the new studio and exhibition space of Case Chiuse in via Rosolino Pilo 14, Milan. This place aims to be the hub of our activities, which will continue to unfold in respect of the key concepts dear to us:flexibility, experimentation and that search for lightness capable of suspending us – albeit only for a moment – in a not strictly codified time.
Case Chiuse by Paola Clerico started in February 2014 as a wandering platform of productionand consultancy in the field of contemporary arts, with the purpos of supporting artists and facilitating the diffusion of their work.
For five years, we devised and staged exhibitions, occupying private and inaccessible places, opening them up to the public for the duration of the exhibition, always staged in close collaboration with artists, galleries and curators who worked at our side with great passion. This ‘wandering’, both physical and mental, proved to be the source of great freedom and inspiration, and will remain a primary connotation of the work of Case Chiuse, both for the projects held in our new space and all those which we shall continue to stage elsewhere.
Like in the previous editions of Case Chiuse, we intervened in the new space in Via Rosolino Pilo 14 with minimal technical and functional interventions. This is a precise choice, determined by the desire not to constitute a pre-defined exhibition container, opting instead for a flexible space, adaptable and modifiable on the basis of the needs of the artists and of future projects.
Were there a leitmotiv in all this, I might dare to seek it out in the attempt to redefine our gaze.