Chiara Dynys. Lo Stile | Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice (Italy)

Even the denied “style” can reinvent itself in the form of language.

Chiara Dynys
Gate of Heaven, 2023 (particolari)
Metallo e luci LED
260 x 320 x 70 cm
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Dom Pérignon of Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art of Venice, will host a solo exhibition by Chiara Dynys, “ Lo Stile”, curated by Chiara Squarcina, Alessandro Castiglioni, Elisabetta Barisoni.

Chiara Dynys is one of the most important contemporary Italian artists, whose work has always stood out, characterized by a particular attention to the dialogue with the historical space, both in its architectural dimension as well as in the discursive one. In continuity with this perspective, “Lo Stile” is a site-related exhibition project, conceived specifically for Ca’ Pesaro.

“Lo Stile”, promoted by the Civic Museum Foundation of Venice (MUVE), is an exhibition of great visual power, apparently provocative but eventually revealing the centrality of the form of language in the art.

In deference to a poetics that has always refused any stylistic definition, Dynys reinterprets the linguistic synthesis of Neoplasticism founded by Piet Mondrian (the De Stijl movement), through a series of new immersive environments, in which the light and the materials redesign the story of reality.

Chiara Dynys
Chiara Dynys
Tutto – Love Hate, Bitter Sweet, Heavy Light, 2023 (detail) methacrylate

The artist writes in this regard: “The reference to Mondrian wants to make explicit my statement that theorm of language, even when style is denied, as in my work, is central.

The installation that gives the exhibition its title is in fact an ambiguous work, which intentionally

takes up the compositions of the theosophist artist but at the same time denies them, because it is made in stone and metal, that is, present and resistant materials, what Mondrian avoided more than anything else.“

“Opposed to this, a group of colored methacrylate books from the “Tutto” series provides further insights on my particular

and contradictory idea of style, while the second large room is entirely occupied by the installation “Gate of Heaven”, where the luminous skeleton of a large door seems to derive from the equally bright curves that spread across the floor according to the progress of the gravitational waves of the universe”.

Thus, the close vision in time and space of these three works speaks of a “style” that can easily deny itself, but only to renew itself: everything becomes “style”,

if the disparate language with which it is expressed, succeeds to become form.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog published by Nomos Edizioni, with texts by the curators and a critical contribution by Angelo Crespi.

Chiara Dynys is one of the most relevant contemporary Italian artists. She participated in numerous exhibition projects in Italy and abroad.

Among the most important institutions that have hosted her work are theMusée d’Art Moderne di Saint- Étienne (1992), the Centre d’Art Contemporain of Geneva (1996), the CIAC – Centre International d’Art Contemporain of Montréal (1997), the Städtische Galerie in Stuttgart (1999), the Cantonal Museum in Lugano (2001 – 2015), the Rome Quadrennial (1986 – 2005), the Bochum Museum, Bochum (2003), the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2004), the Wolfsberg Executive Development Center, Wolfsberg (2005), the ZKM- Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie of Karlsruhe (2005 – 2012), the Franz Gertsch Museum, Burgdorf (2007), Space-1, Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection, LAC, Lugano (2012), Arkhangelskoye – VII Moscow Biennal, Moscow (2017);

ICAE Armenia, Yerevan (2018), the MASI of Lugano (2018) and Italian museums such as the Mart, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (2005 -2023), the Museum of the Twentieth Century in Milan (2012), the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome (2013), the Correr Museum of Venice (2019), Villa and Collection Panza of Varese (2009 – 2021), the MA*GA Museum of Gallarate (2022).

Nowadays, “Enlightening Grimoires” can be visited as a site-specific installation and permanent donation to the MUVE at the Fortuny Museum, Venice, “Over nature” at Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo in Verona,

“Enlightening Books” at the Quirinale, Rome on the occasion of “Quirinale Contemporaneo” and “Sante subito e fiori” at the Vincenzo Agnetti Archive, Milan. Chiara Dynys also participates in the first edition of “Reggia Contemporanea”, curated by Cristina Renata Mazzantini and Angelo Crespi, at the Villa Reale in Monza.

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