February 12th - July 17th, 2020
TAREK ABBAR / A CONSTRUCTED WORLD / ROBERTO CODA ZABETTA / GABRIELE DE SANTIS / NICK DEVEREUX / TAMARA HENDERSON / CARLO VALSECCHI / NICO VASCELLARI
Case Chiuse #08 by Paola Clerico
On February 12th we inaugurated the exhibition Case Chiuse #08 in our new space in Milan to celebrate together with all the artists and all the people who have collaborated with this project so far.
Case Chiuse #08 also marks the opening of our new studio, a physical hub where our activities will continue to unfold in respect of the key concepts dear to us: flexibility, experimentation and that search for a certain 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 artistic production. For six years, we devised and staged exhibitions, occupying private and inaccessible places, opening them to the public for the duration of the exhibition. All projects were conceived 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. It will remain a primary connotation of the work of Case Chiuse, both for the projects held in our new space and elsewhere.
Tarek Abbar, A Constructed World, Roberto Coda Zabetta, Gabriele De Santis, Nick Devereux, Tamara Henderson, Carlo Valsecchi and Nico Vascellari have been invited to take part to Case Chiuse #08, with complete freedom in proposing the artworks. The intention is to celebrate the work of each artist and the work carried out together, without seeking a collective title or a common thread.You are hereby invited to cross the threshold of the new space and let yourselves be taken on a personal journey where everyone may find his or her own narrative.
Like in previous editions of Case Chiuse, we intervened in the space in Via Rosolino Pilo 14 with minimal technical and functional renovations. These choices are determined by the desire to avoid a pre-defined exhibition container, in favour of a flexible space, adaptable and modifiable according to the needs of the artists and future projects.
Were there a leitmotiv in all this, I might dare to seek it out in the attempt to redefine our gaze.