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Giovanni Mantovani
1976, Manerbio (BS)
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After having graduated in Visual Arts-Photography from the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti in Brescia, Giovanni Mantovani attended the MFA in Imaging Arts-Photography at Fondazione Fotografia Modena.

His videowork Rito (2014) reflects about the seek of perfection, which may be manifested through the work of art. It’s an urgency deployed through minimal gestures: as depicted in the video, moulding clay into a solid geometric shape. When hands and clay are in contact with one another, time stands still.  The struggle, punctuated through a vibration, is endless. The moment in which the search seems to have come to an end, the passage to the next one occurs, putting all the elements in doubt once again.

In this concious process, a relationship of action and reaction is set up in which what is lost is turned into a constant tension.

The Summer Show 2014

Us

12th June | 29 th June 2014

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The Summer Show 2013

Commencement

4th July | 14th July 2013

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Giovanni Mantovani
Rito, 2014
still from video
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