FuturDome is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Milan by Andrea Bocca (1996, Crema). A path that takes place in the attics of the building, proposing a new series of sculptures, positioned in the rooms as geographical and orientation points. The artist has reasoned on areas and surfaces divided into architectural bands, walking along the entrance corridors as spaces of passage, between a before and an after. Canalizers of space and time.
Bocca, incorporates with his work the isolation of the highest and brightest part of FuturDome, drawing inspiration from Hiroshige (1797-1828), the great master of Japanese landscape to implement a sculptural process of idealizing painting, through the use of shaded colors of reds, blues as well as gray tones, which emerge in adapting different printing methods and finding three-dimensionality in the main volumes of the rooms.
The title of the exhibition UKIYO is inspired by the publication of Hiroshige’s Fifty Stations of Tokaydo (1832-1834), a moment in which the landscape suddenly becomes the undisputed protagonist of ukiyo-e woodcut, testifying to a takeover of external data. The word ukiyo-e literally means images from a floating world and draws its origin from the Buddhist concept of the illusion of earthly existence. Perspective images were then defined as flowing or floating (ukiyo, 浮世), a term that described the phenomenon whereby the space of the composition or the depth of the image approaches the viewer and captures the viewer’s gaze. The powerful upheaval that this different view of the world caused in those confronted with the surrounding universe is difficult to imagine. Because the idealistic perception of nature was suddenly replaced by greater realism, where distance is only evoked by representations that do not respond to any logic.
Inspired by this optical paradigm shift, Bocca applies, for UKIYO, not only a central perspective but also a bird’s eye perspective, abstracting a flat, decorative geometry that uses chromatic nuances to dematerialize the facets of surfaces, as if to bring every trace of the imprinted gestures to the centre of a theatrical scene. The final result is the installation of three unpublished series of sculptural interventions, also making use of the artistic collaboration of Mida Fiore (1996, Potenza).
So if the works placed at eye level, present in UKIYO, seem to be painted and not printed through UV technology, in the attics the shades are shaded and brought to fade with each other.
Bocca creates an artistic language of forms with which the subjective perception of light and environmental conditions, but also the movement of the gaze in space, can be expressed in an almost unknown way. At the boundaries of time and place.
Andrea Bocca (Crema, 1996) lives and works between Crema and Milan. In 2020 he took part in the exhibition A Healthy Dose Of Confusion Before The Bang, at the Federica Schiavo gallery in Milan.
In 2019 he presented his first solo show, VOLVO, after winning the Sanpaolo Invest prize, and participated in the group exhibitions Fortezza at the Giacomq space in Bergamo and the exhibition Insonne at the Morel space in Lugano.
Among the projects and group exhibitions he took part in: Il paradigma di Khun, curated by Ettore Favini and Jacopo Figura (2018), Galleria Fuoricampo in Siena and Studio 02 in Cremona; The Great Learning, curated by Marco Scotini (2017), Triennale di Milano. In 2018 Marcello Maloberti participated in the workshop. It is the body that decides, Museo del ‘900 in Milan, on the occasion of the Furla Series.
Mida Fiore (Potenza, 1996), lives and works in Milan. She is the artist selected for the residency project Pulverturm Artist Residency 2020 (Austria). She has also collaborated with the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro i and Gommalacca Teatro.
Among the collective projects and exhibitions in which she took part: INSONNE, curated by Sonnenstube (2019) Spazio Morel, Lugano; Capitolo 1: ESTATE, at Residenza la Fornace (2018); Where Plato Taught, Academiae Youth Art Biennial, Bolzano (2018).
Credits: Cristian Ghisleri – Gruppo Astrofili Soresinesi