The Cool Couple – A kind of Display 2016
18th January 2019 – Opening h 19:00
MLZ ART DEPT >GALLERYINRESIDENCY2
18-25.01.2019 | open Sat, Thurs and Fri 17:00 -19:00
MLZ Art Dep presents a selected group-exhibition featuring four of its most representative artists:
Founded by M.F.G. Paltrinieri, Mirko Smerdel and Tommaso Tanini in 2013, they are based in Milan. Discipula is a collaborative research platform operating in the field of photography and visual culture. Adopting various strategies and with a particular focus on the forms and methods of narration, Discipula work delves into the production, use and consumption of images and explores the interweaving of fact and fiction in the process of meaning making.
As a mean through which to bring art projects outside more conventional and institutional spaces and to question the distinctions between creation and production, Discipula is committed to designing, self publishing and distributing its works as limited edition books and other printed matters
Presenting: works from the serie OMA_Morpheus, 2018
THE COOL COUPLE (Italy)
The Cool Couple is an artist duo based in Milan, and established in late 2012 by Niccolò Benetton (1986) and Simone Santilli (1987).
Their research focuses on the friction points in the daily in the relationship between people and images. Their projects range from fine art photography to electrostatic wipes, from meditation rooms to Chinese cover-bands. TCC’s work has been exhibited at institutions such as: Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina (Florence), Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice), Unseen Photography Fair (Amsterdam), Centquatre (Paris), Les Rencontres des Arles Festival and MACRO Museum (Rome), Museo del ‘900 (Milan) and Mambo, Bologna. They’ve been awarded with Francesco Fabbri Award for Contemporary Photography (2014), Fondazione Bevilacqua scholarship (2014), Graziadei Prize (2015), Euromobil Under 30 Prize (2017), Level O Prize and Artverona Photography Award Under40. In 2015 they were selected for Plat(t)form Program at Fotomuseum Winterthur and shortlisted for the Discovery Award at Les Rencontres des Arles festival.
Presenting: Kind of Display, 2015
DANIEL HAFNER (Austria)
Daniel Hafner (Deutschlandsberg, Austria, 1979) lives and works in Vienna.
His artistic practice includes various creative fields, ranging from visual art to performance and sound art. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, where he participated in the digital media and art in public space departments. Throughout Hafner’s artistic practice, is the investigation of site-specific and life-science themes – luring participants into a subtle reflection on the variable possibilities of reality. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: ACF Bratislava, SK; Kunsthalle Košice, SK; Frederick Kiesler Foundation, Vienna, AT; Projektraum Viktor Bucher, AT; Kunsthaus Graz, AT; Akbank Artcenter Istanbul, TK.
Presenting: works from the serie Crazy Cats, 2018
STIPAN TADIĆ (Croatia)
Stipan Tadić is one of most promising Croatian artists on the international scene, born in Zagreb in 1986, is now living in New York.
After attending the Fine Arts Academy in Zagreb, in consideration of his young age his résumé already boasts various exhibitions in major public and private spaces from Vienna to Berlin, through Moscow and Abu Dhabi. His artist residencies include, among others, the one held at Art Hub in Abu Dhabi and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
New York’s Columbia University recently invited the artist, selected among various others, to attend the prestigious Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA degree in painting) ending in 2020.
Presenting: works from the serie Suburban motifs, 2016/18
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