Michelangelo Consani

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Michelangelo Consani, Progetto di disperdere energia, since 2008

Color video

Location: TV rooms, Capri Tiberio Palace, Capri

The welcome screen on the TVs in Capri Tiberio Palace rooms feature a video of a cicada. Progetto per disperdere energia (Project of waste energy) "is filmed in a semi-deserted village in the region of Mani, in southern Greece," says the artist, "and now in the town only an old woman has remained, to preserve a landscape that seems to be a photographic set for weddings". A single static framing that depicts a cicada and his song as a tribute to the poetic of 'doing nothing' that the animal has always embodied.

Courtesy Prometeo Gallery Lucca/Milano

Short Bio

Michelangelo Consani (born 1971, Livorno). After participating in various group exhibitions (Artkliazma, Russia; Schunk Glaspalais, The Netherlands; Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val de Marne, France; Center for Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia; Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy) in 2010 he received an award as best artist under 40 from EX3 Centre of Contemporary Art in Florence. In the same year he took part in Aichi Triennale curated by Akira Tatehata, Masahiko Haito, Hinako Kasagi, Pier Luigi Tazzi and Jochen Volz in Nagoya, Japan. In 2011 he held solo shows at Munich's Kunstraum and at CAMeC Pianozero in La Spezia; in 2012 he exhibited at Pecci Museum in Prato and in Milan at an exhibition parallel to Dakar Biennial. In 2013 Lissone Museum invited him for a special project on the occasion of the museum's opening. Recently a new book about the artist has been published by Kunstverein Milan/Amsterdam/New York, curated by Matteo Lucchetti, entitled "Caspian Depression and a One Straw Revolution".

In 2014 he exhibited at Fondation Donwahi in Abidjan and held three solo exhibitions: in Tokyo at Side 2 Gallery, in Paris, within Glassbox and in Berlin at Zirkumflex.

In 2015 he exhibited at Prometeo Gallery, in Milan.