Andrea Aquilanti

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Andrea Aquilanti, Madre Serafina di Dio, 2015

Interactive installation, site dimensions

Location: Refettorio Chiesa di San Michele ad Anacapri

San Michele Arcangelo ad Anacapri is a dedication to Anacapri, the small hillside town on the island. Aquilanti's interactive installation is presented in the ancient refectory of the church of Archangel St. Michael. The refectory is one of the few spaces available to local artists to publicly present their creativity and work. His installation incorporates the eighteenth-century architecture of the church and concurrently, everything that occurs inside it. Aquilanti's presence in this year's Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion becomes an opportunity to increase the visibility of local artists who choose the refectory as their means of expression.
The opening event of Aquilanti's installation will be presented together with the solo exhibition Déjà vu by Neapolitan artist Patrizia Gargiulo.
Open from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Until the 5th of October.
Photos by Claudia Ferri

Short Bio

Andrea Aquilanti was born in Rome in 1960, where he lives and works. Using different media - from drawing to photography, from painting to video - the artist moves along the boundary between reality and representation, drawing from an archive of images that are continuously subjected to the process of reinterpretation. Transparencies, reflections, shadows, these are key elements in his research which render the figures impalpable and evanescent. The presence and stratification of different techniques in his works create a spatial and temporal rift which, moving from historical memory, is charged with contemporary signs and meaning. Among his most recent exhibitions are the solo shows in the Church of Santa Maria in Montesanto in Rome (2013) and in the gallery De Crescenzo&Viesti (2013), along with the participation in the V Biennial in Beijing (2012) and the exhibition Post-classici in Rome (2013).