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PROJECT 09: Salvatore Arancio

Date uploaded: April 10, 2015

PROJECTS is a series of exhibitions within the Contemporary Art Society space at 59 Central Street that transform and use the architecture of the building, drawing into focus questions around modes of display and the encounter between contemporary art and architecture. For PROJECT 09 the Contemporary Art Society will present a selection of new work by Salvatore Arancio produced as part of his Ceramics Fellowship at Camden Arts Centre for 2014-15.

The main concern at the centre of Salvatore Arancio’s artistic practice lies in the potential of images. He is interested in how images and their meaning can be re-framed or re-viewed and plays with symbols always aiming to retain a certain ambivalence in his work. This manifests itself through the use of a range of media such as ceramics, etching, collage, animation and video.

Arancio aims to give the sensation of a compact and homogeneous concept regardless of the fact that his practice is paradoxically composed of contrasting elements. Each facet of his practice contains an intertwining juxtaposition of the roots and representation of images: natural and artificial, mineral and vegetable, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, scientific and mythological. Departing from their literal meaning, Arancio creates new juxtapositions that are both beautifully evocative and deeply disquieting. His work functions like an atlas of confusion, like figures in positivistic scientific volumes devoid of any substantial image and left only with a vague ambiguous frame.

This event take place on Thursday the 16th of April 2015, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Contemporary Arts Society in London. It is free and open to all but space is limited, to attend please RSVP to [email protected]

The exhibition will run from the 17th of April to the 28th of August 2015, from Tuesday to Friday, 11.00am to 5pm daily.

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Image: Salvatore Arancio, When the Same Organ is Rigorously Compared in Many Individuals, I Always Find Some Slight Variability, looped video with sound, 5 minutes 36 seconds, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome

Image: Salvatore Arancio, When the Same Organ is Rigorously Compared in Many Individuals, I Always Find Some Slight Variability, looped video with sound, 5 minutes 36 seconds, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome