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Proprioception - Manuele Cerutti’s first solo show in the UK



Proprioception - Manuele Cerutti’s first solo show in the UK

Proprioception marks a further deepening of Manuele Cerutti’s investigation of the object and the world, through painting, his medium of choice. The term “proprioception” designates the set of sensory experiences related to the movements of body parts, and their position in space: in essence, a “primitive” form, one that is non-conceptual, of consciousness of the self, already far along on the road to subjectivity.

In the series of works presented at the ICI, human figuration has been absorbed by the object, which not only represents a human extension, but has gained his/her most peculiar faculties. From these works, there emerges a proposal for a new way of looking at the world of objects. As if they were something with a meaning that goes beyond the use they are able to provide; something that has its own subjectivity, and that goes a long way to affirm and defend it. It thus seems natural to interpret actual “proprioceptive” behaviors, in the objects depicted within this body of work, such as the adoption of unusual postures (different than those we give them when we use them): the laborious maintenance of immobility – but also tests and exercises of balance.

Exhibition curated by Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, founder of ARTUNER.

The opening on March 30th will include a panel discussion, featuring: the artist Manuele Cerutti, Marco Delogu, Director of the ICI, Gregor Muir, Executive Director of the ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the curator Eugenio Re Rebaudengo. The four speakers will discuss the mutual relationship between the artist and the context in which he operates, the Italian art scene and trends in contemporary art, as well as making a comparison between the different artistic contexts in Italy and the UK.

Manuele Cerutti (b. 1976) is an Italian artist based in Turin, who has already a long and rich exhibition history, characterized by international collaborations, with numerous exhibitions in prestigious institutions and galleries, including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), GAM (Turin), 401contemporary (Berlin) and Guido Costa Project (Turin).


Date: Da Wednesday, March 30, 2016 a Friday, May 13, 2016

Time: From 6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : ICI London

In collaboration with : ARTUNER

Entrance : Free


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