JANUARY 29 – 31, 2013
ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program New York
Francesco Arena, Gabriele De Santis, Anna Franceschini, Per-Oskar Leu, Francesco Simeti, Martin Soto Climent, Ian Tweedy
curated by Ilaria Marotta
Wanna be a masterpiece is the title of the ‘pop-up exhibition’, curated by Ilaria Marotta, at iscp gallery in New York, presenting unfinished works of art by Francesco Arena, Gabriele De Santis, Anna Franceschini, Per-Oskar Leu, Francesco Simeti, Martin Soto Climent, Ian Tweedy. The exhibition breaks up the ordinary mechanism based on the opening and is developed on a short duration, lasting just for 48 hours. “wanna be a masterpiece” is conceived as a raid in space and time, appearing and disappearing like a pop-up device in which uncompleted works turn up in the gallery and then vanish; the exhibition is the materialization of an idea, a thought, a passage. An improvisation connected with a specific time and place, an open and incomplete container which states its condition of unfinished and follows the flow of time. The work normally observed in the static of the display is here seen as a device on the move, declaring its transient state or its failure, opening reflections on the criteria for the interpretation of the work of art, on its independence, on the condition of incompleteness and the timing of the creative process.