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SATURDAY 3 JULY 2010 7 PM
ALEX HEIM / FORDES
NIKOS ALEXIOU / THE SENSE OF ORDER
curated by Paolo Emilio Antognoli Viti
MARGINI arte contemporanea is delighted to present The Sense of Order by Nikos Alexiou and Fordes by Alex Heim, two solo shows both presented on Saturday 3 July 2010.
The Sense of Order, curated by Paolo Emilio Antognoli Viti, is Nikos Alexiou’s first solo show in a private gallery in Italy. The artist has already exhibited in the Greek pavilion at 52 Biennale of Venice (2007).
Alexiou (…) us back into a state of spiritual apathy and delight, a kind of reverie and idleness, around what we define as minor, fleeting, fragile, transpa rent, immaterial, negligible: “the last crumbs on which the Shape survives.” (Yorgos Tzirtzilakis)
The exhibition follows San Marco di Venezia 2010 - an installation consisting of a series of large-scale prints recently exhibited in Athens. In The Sense of Order, Nikos’ works, selected between different projects realized by the artist during his career, represent a synthesis of his artistic research expressed through digital drawing and weaving, through material and immaterial.
In his first solo show in Italy, London based artist Alex Heim is presenting new sculptures, which he has produced during a one month residency project initiated by Margini arte contemporanea, along with different media works such as video , sound , drip drawing and paper sculpture.
In Fordes Heim’s works result from the artist’s will to show how is undeniable a contamination between natural and man-made. In the last sculptures, moreover, the duality between mass production and craftsmanship is faced by inserting ready-made car part into marble and bronze pieces representing cartoon-like marine creatures.
Alex Heim (1977, Hamburg, Germany) lives and works in London.
03.07.2010 - 12.09.2010