The Kelly Bar group exhibition at Milan’s Cafè al 5 ran over two days at the beginning of the year from January 14 to 17, 2016.
Curated by Pane Projects (that likens itself to the qualities of bread, “full of calories”) and spanning sculpture, installation, video and sound, the show brought together 20 artists:
Martina Alemani, Enrico Boccioletti, Lucy Chinen, Rosa Ciano, Nina Cristante, Adam Cruces, Leon Eisermann, Michele Gabriele, Ilja Karilampi, Lucia Leuci, Kareem Lotfy, Quintessa Matranga, Jan Broz & Richard Nikl, Ella Plevin, Fabio Santacroce, Anna Solal, Bianca Stoppani, Marco Tempesta, Pieter Vermeulen and Bruno Zhu.
The project is conceived around the concept of some kind of anti-exoticised Chinese cafe that ironises a globalised otherness with the press release announcement that it “DOESN’T list abstruse and exotic Chinese dishes with bright names”.
For their next exhibition, the Pane Projects curatorial team based in the Italian city presents Bubble Tea, opening December 14 and running to the December 21. It also offers a packed line-up including Age of Aquarius, Paul Barsch, Derek Paul Boyle & Mitra Saboury and Jason Hirata among others and will explore the idea of ‘newness’ in relation to the millennial generations’ capability of “astonishment [and] incredulity towards something unknown.”**
Exhibition photos top right.