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Pietro Agostoni, 'Sable' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Pietro Agostoni, 'Sable' (2015). Detail. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Alessandro Agudio, 'Mafia' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Alessandro Agudio, 'Mafia' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Barbara and Ale, 'Koroingo oaoa' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Barbara and Ale, 'Hashtag places #cathedrals' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Benni Bosetto, 'Koroingo oaoa' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Costanza Candeloro, 'ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Costanza Candeloro, 'ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Giovanni Delvecchio, 'R.I.P (Rapid Install Package)' (2011). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Giovanni Delvecchio, 'R.I.P (Rapid Install Package)' (2011). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Rebecca Di Berardino, 'XXX' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Derek Di Fabio, 'Shawl (Scialle - edition 2015)' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Derek Di Fabio, 'Shawl (Scialle - edition 2015)' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Michele Gabriele, 'Holdy' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Michele Gabriele, 'Holdy' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Marco Gobbi, 'Pendenti e sostenuti' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Marco Gobbi, 'Pendenti e sostenuti' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Diego Gualandris, 'UAM' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Diego Gualandris, 'UAM' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Lorenza Longhi, 'Empathy is performing (Orchids on the desk)' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Lorenza Longhi, 'Empathy is performing (Orchids on the desk)' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Andrea Magnani, 'Semecieco' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Andrea Magnani, 'Semecieco' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Beatrice Marchi, 'S.O.S. Help Culinski' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Cristiano Menchini, 'L'aquila e il suo idolo' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Cristiano Menchini, 'L'aquila e il suo idolo' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Margherita Raso, 'Fonte' (2013). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Margherita Raso, 'Fonte' (2013). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Riccardo Sala, 'Duck Cult' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
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Riccardo Sala, 'Duck Cult' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.

Vorrei non vederti oggi… (2015) exhibition photos

, 3 May 2016

Vorrei non vederti oggi per vederti tutti gli altri giorni, a group show organised by a collective of young Italian artists and curators that took place from September 26 to October 11, 2015 at second-hand shopping complex Mercatino Franchising at Milano Centrale, featured works by 20 artists, including Beatrice MarchiPietro AgostoniMarco GobbiRebecca Di Berardino,  Andrea MagnaniCristiano Menchini, and more.

The focus of the exhibition is location; rather than placing the works in a traditional gallery space, the group applied to use the empty space on Zuretti road (a brand new used goods franchise). As the show progressed, the display area became more crowded day after day with new items for sale. Placed in the context of an exhibition where the majority of visitors would have been second-hand shoppers, the works were chosen and created in response to their display potential.

Pietro Agostoni, 'Sable' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.
Pietro Agostoni, ‘Sable’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.

Vorrei non vederti oggi… is diverse and multi-directional, spanning sculpture, object assemblage and video. Some works are deliberately clunky and out of place, such as Derek Di Fabio‘s 59’ looped video archive titled ‘Shawl (Scialle – edition 2015)’ (2008-15) that places a TV monitor on top of a vending machine, or Michele Gabriele‘s ‘Holdy’ (2015), a sand and silicone rock sculpture leaning on a crate of bottles in the middle of the room.

In contrast, some of the works camouflage into the aesthetic of the commercial space like Diego Gualandris‘ oil on canvas painting ‘UAM’ (2015) or Lorenza Longhi‘s assortment of fabric, curtain, a necklace, zips and a USB hung on metal rings amongst other clothing titled ‘Empathy is performing (Orchids on the desk)’ (2015).  The pile-up of varied practices —which also includes work by Alessandro AgudioBenni BosettoBarbara and AleCostanza CandeloroGiovanni DelvecchioMatteo NasiniMargherita Raso and Riccardo Sala —create an object-oriented dynamic between the canonical and maverick, the function of capitalist and/or art object, as well as the possibility for transformation and risk.**

Exhibition photos, top right.

The Vorrei non vederti oggi per vederti tutti gli altri giorni group exhibition was on in Milan, running September 26 to October 11, 2015.

Header image: Michele Gabriele, ‘Holdy’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy Mercatino Franchising, Milan.