FROM REAL TO VIRTUAL:
THE BLURRING LINES BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ART
OCTOBER 13 - DECEMBER 23, 2022
ON VIEW AT
ESPINASSE31 MILAN ESPINASSE31 MILANO
Espinasse31 Contemporary Art Gallery is delighted to present its first NFT exhibition: From Real to Virtual: The Blurring Line Between Physical and Digital Art. This exhibition, curated by Antonio Castiglioni, features paintings, sculptures, and artistic installations in connection with NFT’s, on view at the gallery and minted on various platforms such as Superrare, Foundation, Opensea, Nifty Gateway and Makers place.
The exhibition’s multidimensionality aims to highlight the social and cultural changes that our society is undergoing because of the digitalization process. The lines between the material and digital world are becoming increasingly blurred, especially after the global pandemic, and art, as a reflection of our society, has experienced these changes with the birth of the NFTS.
On display from October 13 to November 15, 2022, in Espinasse31 Milano, Viale Carlo Espinasse31, 20156 the show will also be presented in Miami, at the Espinasse31 booth at the Context Art Fair during Basel Art Miami from November 29 to December 5, and in Espinasse31 Madrid, Calle Fucar 17, 28014 next February during the internationally acclaimed fair ARCO.
The exhibition will take the visitors along a unique journey over three of the rooms covering the gallery. We can find in the first room the art installation of the digital artist Carolina Toncovich, "Connected with disconnection". This art installation involves "digital \ natural" elements immersed iin an infinite room of QR codes, where chairs made of cables occupy the space of specimens that give life to screens and plants, with the idea of creating a digital landscape in the surrounding space. Are we disconnected or connected, when we are in nature, or when we are inside our technological devices? We are connected with the disconnection, and disconnected from the connection generating an endless relationship between the spaces and the ways we have to inhabit them.
The second room features the pop and street artists Lula Goce, Olga Lomaka, Flavio Rossi, and Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, whose NFT , Antropogenica, has recently been projected in time square New York.
Finally, the visitors will be able to discover through the third room an over medium – Photography – with the “Erotic” series of Simone Monte which recently saw her digital works exhibited at Time square New York. The project created with the actress, showgirl and TV host Justine Matera will feature three works based on Flavio Gasparini, Stefano Riva and Davide Ambroggio original photography from which have been created three NFT’s and respectively three silkscreens taken from a frame of the digital work, in limited edition and available for purchase on espinasse31 eCommerce. In the middle of the room the installation “The Wait” by Marcello Silvestre emerging from the carpet, designed by artist David Elia for the prestigious rug manufacturers Sahrai, for which a special NFT has been created.