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Andrea Galvani at the Milan Triennale with a monumental architectural installation

Andrea Galvani at the Milan Triennale with a monumental architectural installation
ANDREA GALVANI Study on Black Hole Evaporation, 2022 – Cobalt blue neon, hand-blown glass, metal structure, concrete base, paint, electricity 222 x 112 x 20 cm

Eduardo Secci Gallery announces Andrea Galvani’s participation at Milan Triennale, Unknown Unknowns.

On the occasion of the Milan Triennale, which will be open until 11 December, Eduardo Secci Gallery announces the participation of Andrea Galvani. The artist will take part in this great artistic event, which aims to explore what ‘we don’t know we don’t know’.

Andrea Galvani is a world-renowned Italian artist who currently lives and works in New York and Mexico City. His approach to art is multidisciplinary and profound. He combines great scientific research with the use of different means of expression, creating monumental and architectural works that captivate the viewer. The artist documents collective actions, visionary experiments and physical phenomena whose spectacular monumentality is paradoxically unstable and ephemeral. To do this, Galvani expresses himself through the use of photography, video, drawing, sculpture, sound, architectural installation and performance.

The Triennial, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, astrophysicist and Chief Diversity Officer of the European Space Agency, will explore different areas. In particular, topics from astrophysics, genetics, environmental issues, mathematics and climate change will be covered. In this context, Andrea Galvani is invited to create a site-specific work in one of the nerve centres of the art world. The artist will be alongside internationally renowned artists such as Refik Anadol, Anish Kapoor, Bosco Sodi and Yuri Suzuki.

At the Galvani Triennale, he will exhibit a monumental architectural installation, consisting of five sculptures made of neon. The installation is immersive and all-encompassing, through the numerous materials used, from Murano glass, to metal structures, to concrete bases, the artist creates a true universe in which to immerse oneself during the visit. Because he wants to investigate the relationships between fragility and monumentality, between temporality and continuity, between visibility and invisibility. Galvani’s artistic practice is expressed in a varied and complex language. Human experience is placed within a temporal framework of cosmic change and social transformation. The light sculptures seem to float in space, illuminating human knowledge. Thus, his work extends our perspective from the individual to the collective, from the personal to the universal.

The artist’s work, as we have said, is based on great scientific study and insight. The work exhibited at the Triennale, in particular, was created in collaboration with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Physics and La Sapienza University. Through this work of art, the artist tries to take us, using mathematics, towards the boundaries of human understanding. The resulting experience is overwhelming and the aesthetic effect absolutely pregnant.

The Eduardo Secci Gallery presented an artist who explores, with different materials and forms of expression, a scientific and complex world. Visiting the Triennale one cannot but be impressed by this monumental installation.

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