How many ways do we define art?

At the end of the day, every artistic research makes personal proposals; at times, these become sharable for many people: the attitude to question expression (and to question ourselves) is therefore fundamental for the process of deepening, both by artists and by the public.

We All Have Questions, the final project of the Master in Visual Arts at AD’A (Accademia d’Arte Firenze) started from these assumptions, and although it was conceived in a period before the emergency situation (due to the virus), it came out of necessity to meet and confront it: the artworks of the eleven artists are the result of a learning path – sometimes new, sometimes already practised for years – and also, in a variable way, of what has influenced our lives in these recent months.

The artistic backgrounds are different, like some cultural factors and experiences (an absolutely positive aspect – given the constant global process that tends to standardize visions and behaviours); during one of our first meetings each member of the group chose a “personal” word, to express an idea of art and how to feel it: transcendent, emotion, dynamite, expression, beauty, reflection, feeling, change, comfort, here. I believe that the set of artworks on display is representative of such words.

We All Have Questions is a virtual exhibition, atypical in its own way, as it critically experiments with the possibilities of “inhabiting” an online space. For this reason, we referred to a real, completely physical place, LATO: the studio of the architect Luca Gambacorti and for several years an exhibition space for artistic projects (in Prato, Tuscany). Through a three-dimensional graphic reconstruction of the existing space, ad hoc, we designed a set-up that – as in reality – would create connections between the artworks, to build a harmonious whole, respecting the specificity of each of the artists.

It is a way of investigating space, in reference to a project that thanks to the works poses questions about making art and, by extension – inevitably – about the possibilities we have in observing our world.

Artists: Filippo Bartolozzi, Raphaël Breda, Marian Castro, Raphaela Hopson, Mohamed Khedr, Pia Nicotra, Alexa Perez Rea, Gao Shuzhen, Gemma Taylor, Victoria Yanez, Veronica Virreira

Virtual student’s exhibition
Master in Visual Arts 2019 | 2020

Curated by Matteo Innocenti

LATO, Prato

 

Filippo Bartolozzi

Opera:

Drawing myself, variable dimensions (each drawing 14×9 cm ca.), pencil on paper, 2020.

Raphaël Breda

Opera:

Window open to a world, video, ‘7″36, 2020.

Marian Castro

Works:

Thoughts, oils and acrylics on canvas, 70×80 cm, 2020.

La vida plena, acrylics and graffiti spray on canvas, 70×80 cm, 2020.

Flower garden, acrylics, oils, and graffiti spray on canvas, 80×90 cm, 2020.

Raphaela Hopson

Works:

229 Devonshire Road, installation of 36 drawings (each 20.9×14,7 cm), 2020.

Jeremy, ink on paper, 2020.

Me, ink on paper, 2020.

Mione, ink on paper, 2020.

Mum, ink on paper, 2020.

Rom, ink on paper, 2020.

Mohamed Khedr

Works:

Q Project 2020:

Transition, mixed media on canvas, 70×120 cm, 2020.

Identity crisis, acrylics on canvas, 60×80 cm, 2020.

Acceptance, acrylics on canvas, 65×90 cm, 2020.

Trios, mixed media on canvas, 90×150 cm, 2020.

Rebirth, mixed media on canvas, 150×185 cm, 2020.

Pia Nicotra

Works:

Inner journey I, olio su tela, 130x70cm, 2020

Inner Journey II, olio su tela, 80x80cm, 2020

Inner Journey III, olio su legno telato, 70x50cm, 2020

Inner Journey V, olio su tela, 120x160cm

Alexa Perez Rea

Works:

Quarantine Selfies, oil on canvas, 40×30 cm each, 2020.

 

Gao Shuzhen

Works:

Splendid Mountains and Rivers 104,4×80 cm, 2019

A reborn eagle, 180×70 cm, 2020

Gemma Taylor

Work:

Portal, oil on canvas, 75×100 cm, 2020.

Victoria Yanez

Work:

La Silla, video hd, ‘7”29, 2020.

Veronica Virreira

Works:

Maleable Ser, 140×70 cm, plastic and combustion, 2020.

Medidas, 300×100 cm, plastic and combustion, 2020.

Medidas, 60×54 cm, plastic and combustion, 2020.

Medidas, 54×60 cm, plastic and combustion, 2020.