ART EXHIBIT, ITALY
REBIRTH | RINASCI
TATAMARA FERIOLI and OLGA NIESCIER
Curated by KALPA
On view 11 July – 12 September 2021
Exhibition Hall of Castello Ginori di Querceto (Montecatini Val di Cecina)
Deep inside the woods in the midst of Val di Cecinalies the enchanted hamlet of Castello Ginori di Querceto, where time seems to stand still: a unique and hidden treasure, an oasis of peace, rich in life and culture. Following a long closure due to the pandemic, the village is at the ready to welcome visitors back for a summer full of festivals, live music, performances and art. For this occasion, Volterra-based Kalpa art gallery presents the exhibition project REBIRTH | RINASCITA by Tamara Ferioli and Olga Niescier creating an elegant path of multiple organic-sculpted flowers and vertical pictorial canvases.
A Time of REBIRTH
Focusing on the ideas of renewal and turning point, REBIRTH investigates the manifold forms of nature as a deposit of arcane laws of preservation and transmission. The new exhibition design is inspired by the narratives and visuals that are traditionally associated with processions and celebrations. Along the hieratic exposition nave, where silence dominates the space, Ferioli’s flowers proceed spontaneously towards Niescier’s large final canvases, as if following a ritual of meditation and contemplation.
The Cycle of Life Explored
The multidisciplinary artist Tamara Ferioli (1982) explores the cycle of life, the endless processes from birth to death and rebirth. In her sculptural installations, the syntax of life appears crystal clear and suspended in an eternal moment that becomes the quintessence of introspection. The fishbone, an unusual material provided by Nature, becomes Ferioli’s small scale precious sculptures, placed in a mindful environmental installation, a constellation of wild flowers with perfect interlocking structures, rich in delicacy and vitality.
Inspired by Japan and Figurative Art
Taking inspiration from Japanese philosophy and approach to figurative art, Olga Niescier (1978)uses natural forms in her works as symbols, painting branches that become veins to the observer’s eye. Their characteristic dense textures and three-dimensionality are achieved by skillful and patient application of acrylic and oil paint layers, natural pigments, and dried herbs. Choosing four vertical panels for the large-scale artwork Rebirth, Niescier aims at stressing the idea of growth and regeneration presented in the joined exhibition.
REBIRTH is organised in collaboration with Accademia Libera Natura & Cultura / MarcoPolo and Anima Silvae cultural associations. Entrance to the exhibition is free, which is open every day until 12 September 2021. There will be guided tours of the exhibition by Kalpa on the occasion of the summer festivals Querceto International Piano Festival & Masterclasses (dates 16,18, 25 and 28 July) and Arte & Musica 2021 (dates8 and 29 August).
TITLE: REBIRTH | RINASCITA
ARTISTS: Tamara Ferioli and Olga Niescier
CURATED BY: Kalpa Art Living
DATES: Time Period:11 July – 12 September, every day, free entry
Guided tours: 16, 18, 25 and 28 July / 8 and 29August, 19:00 – 21:00
VENUE: Exhibition Hall, Castello Ginori di Querceto
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About the Artists
Tamara Ferioli (Legnano, 1982) lives and works in Milan, in the Navigli area. After studying at theSchool of Fine Arts in Lyon, she graduated from the Department of Painting at the Brera Academy ofFine Arts in Milan in 2006. Her work has been exhibited in various museums and private galleries in Italy and Europe since 2003, including Padiglione Italia (Milan EXPO 2015); Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, Venice (56th Venice Biennale); Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan; Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; MAMbo, Bologna; State Institute for Culture, Sofia; the Civic Aquarium of Milan;CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporánia, Barcelona; Casa Testori, Novate Milanese; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Reggia di Venaria Reale; Triennale di MilanoC ontemporanea (Ferrara, 2020) andIl giardino d’Arcadiaat Gilda Contemporary Art (Milano, 2020).
Olga Niescier (Bialystok, 1978)is a Polish artist, designer and curator. She obtained her Fine Arts and Fashion Design diploma at the Academy of FineArts in Lodz and specialised in Fashion Design at the Polimoda Institute in Florence. Since 2001 Niescierhas been carrying on an intense interdisciplinary artistic activity, integrating design, fashion, visual and performative arts. Since 2013 Niescier has regularly exhibited his works in some of the most fascinating locations in Tuscany.Among her most recent group shows there are Naturellement Elegantin Reims in 2019,WART,Florence Total Contemporary Art, at Palazzo Medici Riccardi in 2016 and Biancoscuroat ArtInnsbruck in the same year. Niescier is also the founder of the Anima Silvae Cultural Association, Kalpa Art Living and Pignano Art Gallery galleries, all dedicated to reconnecting the artistic experience with an awareness of the natural world.
About the Gallery
Kalpa Art Living The gallery is situated in the historical Palazzo Bonomini in Via Porta all’Arco in Volterra. The vocation of Kalpa Art Living is the research and reach of artistic expression’s excellence, the beauty of forms and the primacy of techniques, honouring our belonging within the realm of Nature. Art harmoniously and thoughtfully selected and presented: the sophistication of the high arts, the intuitive passion of crafts and a holistic approach to interior design.We balance elegance and simplicity, contemporaneity and the past, the Occident and the Orient in an all-embracing wabi-sabi sensibility.