London’s Italian Cultural Institute is bringing in artist Gabriele De Santis for a solo show, titled On the Run and running at the art space from October 13 to 24.
The exhibition, put on by the online art platform, Artuner, explores the seeping effects of social media and its relation to motion and movement echoed in the title of the show (and nodding gently both in the direction of Beyonce and Jay Z’s recent tour and to Cali-style skate culture).
De Santis does this through painted marble panels, double-metamorphosized, first geologically when created out of liquid magma, and then semiotically when transposed into the language of social media. He also does it through skateboard rails covered in t-shirts, backpacks ‘high-fiving’ each other, and canvases equipped with skate wheels.
See the Artuner exhibition page for details. **
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