Tony Cragg Sculture in vetro e in pietra
22 Jun—16 Oct 2009

Tony Cragg Sculture in vetro e in pietra

22 Jun—16 Oct 2009
Press release

To seal a collaboration that has been lasting over twenty years, the Buchmann Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition dedicated to the most recent artistic production of Anthony Cragg.

A unique opportunity to get near the work of one of the main interpreter of British Contemporary Art, who has personally introduced his oeuvre during the opening in June, and who has just recently been appointed new Director of the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf.

 

In the gallery spaces in Agra, the Murano Glass objects are drawn closer to two stone sculptures that stand out for their strong dynamism and echoes the futuristic expressiveness.

Born out of the cooperation between the English sculptor and the Venetian Studio of Adriano Berengo, the glass works are the result of an alliance among Cragg’s idea and the realisation by the Glass Master under the artist’s attentive eye.

Cragg experiments with a traditional element as glass and conveys to it his personal research, which is tied to form and material. The result is a new expressive language in which the importance of the outline prevails over colour.

 

In the stone sculptures the accent is set as well as on the form (circles assembled in a repeated movement) and the material (Diabas and Carrara marble: the first one invites to a contact with the audience’s hand and the latter denies it) also on the juxtaposition of colour and surface.

 

An exhibition that underlines Cragg’s interest in an uninterrupted research in favour of an ever-renewed expressiveness. This because in Cragg’s opinion material is everything, “the future of sculpture has just started and its potentials are bigger than ever. Its language and forms have just begun to evolve …”.

 

Exhibition only by appointment

 

For further information please contact:

Buchmann Gallery, Via Gamee 6, 6927 Agra

Tel.: 091 980 08 30, buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch / www.buchmanngallery.com

Comunicato stampa

A corollare una collaborazione che perdura da oltre un ventennio, la Buchmann Galerie è lieta di presentare una mostra dedicata alla produzione artistica più recente di Anthony Cragg.

Un’opportunità unica per confrontarsi con l’opera di uno dei maggiori interpreti dell’arte contemporanea inglese, che ha personalmente introdotto il suo lavoro in occasione dell’apertura in Collina lo scorso 20 giugno e che è appena stato nominato nuovo direttore della Kunstakademie di Düsseldorf.

 

Negli spazi di Agra le creazioni in vetro di Murano sono accostate a due sculture in pietra che si contraddistinguono per il forte dinamismo reminiscente di un’espressività futurista.

Nate dalla cooperazione dello scultore inglese con lo Studio veneziano di Adriano Berengo le opere in vetro sono il risultato di un connubio fra l’idea di Cragg e la realizzazione del maestro vetraio sotto l’occhio attento dell’artista.

Cragg sperimenta con un elemento tradizionale quale il vetro e vi traspone la sua personale ricerca legata alla forma e al materiale. Ne risulta un inedito linguaggio espressivo dove l’importanza della sagoma prevale su quella del colore.

 

Nelle sculture in pietra l’accento è posto oltre che sulla forma (cerchi assemblati in in un ripetuto movimento) e la materia (Diabas e marmo di Carrara: l’una invita al contatto con la mano del fruitore e l’altra lo nega) ma anche sulla giustapposizione di colore e di superficie.

 

Una mostra che sottolinea l’interesse di Cragg per una ricerca continua a favore di una sempre rinnovata espressività, proprio perché stando all’artista “il futuro della scultura è appena iniziato e le sue potenzialità sono più grandi che mai. Il suo linguaggio e le sue forme hanno appena cominciato a evolversi…”.

 

Per ulteriori informazioni:

Buchmann Galerie, Via Gamee 6, 6927 Agra

Tel.: 091 980 08 30, E-mail: buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch

Tony Cragg

Born 1949 in Liverpool. Lives and works in Wuppertal.

Education
2009 - 2013 Director of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2002 Professorship for sculpture at UdK Universität der Künste, Berlin 
Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1994 Member of the Royal Academy, London
1979 Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1973 - 1977 Royal College of Art
1968 - 1972 Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Cheltenham und Wimbledon School of Art
1966 – 1968 Lab Technician at the National Rubber Producers Research Association
Grants and Awards
2017

Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center

2016

Knight Bachelor of the British Empire

2013

Chaire de Création Artistique, Collège de France

Rheinischer Kulturpreis, Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rheinland

2012 Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 1st Class
Artist's Medal of Honor of the Hermitage, Russia
2009 Honorary doctor of the Royal College of Arts
2007 Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture, The Japan Art Foundation
2005 1st Prize for Best Sculpture, 2. Biennale Beijing
2002 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
2001 Honorary Fellowship John Moores University, Liverpool
Shakespeare-Prize
1992 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres
1989 Von-der-Heydt-Prize, Wuppertal  
1988 Turner Prize
British
 Representative at the 43rd Venice Biennale

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