12th - 18th of May 2021
Oratory of the Passion

Special guests at the event:

  • Slovenian Consul backing  the participation of the Slovenian artist Marko Pogacnik

  • Japanese Consulate representant backing  the participation of the Japanese artist Mariyo Yagi

  • Australian Consul backing  the participation of the Australian artists Tanya Stubbles and Benjamin Hosking

 

 

12>18 MAY 2021

OPENING 5:00pm

 

Contemporary art gallery Jelmoni Studio Gallery inaugurates the exhibition  proposing an ambitious exhibition and cultural project, “FLUXUS NOW”.

The exhibition aims to evoke in the mind and soul of the public a crucial moment for art.

The exhibiting artists, from accross the whole world, testify very good the desire to communicate and impress, and the selected artworks transport us to a place full of creative vivacity.

In a conference in 1961 in New York, George Maciunas used the term ‘Fluxus’ for the first time to indicate the characteristics of the movement he was about to set up. The artworks, and even more the creative action in the art-making process, is seen to overflow and flow like a raging river, in opposition to the art, in a general sense, intended just as a consumer good for few people.

The exhibit wants to offer to the spectators a sort of  depersonalization of the art, flowing toward the idea that “everything is art”, using the special venue of the  Oratory of the Passion, Basilica of S.Ambrogio in Milan, as a  privileged place for the communication of  this concept. In this scenario, we can see the art beginning  to lose its conventional form,  expanding to the point of raising uncertainty and chaos as main foundation of ideas. Spanning between different media, from sculpture to video, from painting to photography, the works on display are articulated around Chaos. The exhibition refuses a logically consecutive reading, giving the spectator the opportunity to compose the whole vision and the succession of artworks as per own wish.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

Marko Pogacnik

VENICE AS EMBRYO OF THE FUTURE PLANETARY CULTURE

My interest in Venice arose in the year 1978 when I have exhibited in the Yugoslavian pavilion of the Venice Biennale together with my co-creators from Šempas Family. What fascinated me in Venetian culture is the perfect balance between the elements of Water and Earth. Our modern civilization is immersed in the heavy rational concepts while the Venetian culture, by integrating water into its urban organism, is more fluid, more feminine, and open for creative inspiration.

Since then I have published several books on Venice in different languages, the first one from 1986 is called “Percorso segreto attraverso Venezia” (Caruci, Roma). In the following years I did many workshops in Venice collaborating with different international groups. These were not simple walks through the city. We worked on perception of the subtle etheric structures of important places in the city. We worked also on healing relationships in the city that were blocked since the matrix was broken, according to which Venice was built in perfect balance between the feminine quality of water and the masculine quality of its urban organisation.

After the mentioned Venice Biennale, my artistic work has changed. I realized that the ecological devastation of the Earth can not be stopped without developing healing processes that can touch upon the elemental essence and consciousness of the Earth that the modern ecology ignores. To answer this need I have developed ecological healing methods. They are based upon the artistic tools that we have created between the years 1965-71 when I was member of the OHO art group. This is work with sound, colour and movement, now combined with the healing principles of homeopathy and acupuncture.

The work on Venice presented in the Fluxus exhibition dates from spring 2020. It consists of 62 drawings with related photographs from my colleague Bojan Brecelj from Ljubljana. Together with the text that I wrote they will be printed in a future book. The work is based on my recent vision that showed Venice as the place where Gaia, the Earth soul has prepared the seed for the future development of our planet. To say it in other words, the Venetian culture serves as a womb in which all the energies and qualities are stored needed to create the embryo of a new multidimensional space and time reality.

I understand the development of this embryo as an alternative to the space of reality in which we live now and which is in the process of self-destruction. Different places in Venice, usually marked with churches and monasteries, function not only in the visible reality but also inherit different parallel dimensions. The presented work is based on my perception of these parallel dimensions of reality. The purpose of my art work presented at the Fluxus exhibition is to make people aware that Venice is more than a tourist destination. It is a place where – at the levels of reality that are not visible to our physical eyes – the future of life on Earth is coded and developed.

 

Marko Pogačnik

Born 1944 in Kranj, lives in Slovenia. During the years 1965-71 he worked in Conceptual Art and Land Art as member of OHO group. Exhibitions in Museum of Modern Art, New York, Venice Biennale (1978, 2016). After 1971 he works in the field of art combined with integral ecology (geoculture). He has developed a method of Earth healing called “lithopuncture” with stones standing on specific points and complemented with carved cosmograms. Lithopuncture works stand in several countries of Europe and other continents. After 1998 he develops “Gaia Touch” body exercises to tune to the essence of the Earth. His books include: Nature Spirits & Elemental Beings, Turned Upside Down, Gaia’s Quantum Leap, Sacred Geography, Universe of the Human Body, Earth Wisdom and Christ Power. In 2016 he was appointed by UNESCO Secretary general as Artist for Peace and UNO Goodwill Ambassador

 

 

 

Heaven on Hearth

Since the beginning of civilization, man has contributed to the construction of “his” earthly paradise with his artifacts. The sign of man characterizes every possible heaven on earth.

Dino Gavina

 

Mariyo Yagi

 

Artist Mariyo Yagi was born in 1948 in Kobe, Japan. She graduated in Fine Arts from Kyoto City University of Art. From 1973 to 1976 she worked for the sculptor and architect Isamu Noguchi. In 1973 at the Venice Biennale she met Carlo Scarpa who presented her to Dino Gavina. From 1995 to 1998 she was a professor at Kobe Women’s University.

She has been awarded several prizes, including the 1995 Urban Art Prize in Maubege (France) and the Urban Design Prize in Toyonaka (Japan). In 1999 he received the Honorary Doctorate in Humanities (University of Anaheim, United States) and in 2003 the Award for Cultural Merit of the Prefecture of Kyoto (Japan), 21st edition.

Her best known artworks, the result of a personal theoretical research on the word “Nawa” (rope in Japanese, which metaphorically connects Humanity), are spiral sculptures of different materials and dimensions, including monumental ones, which can be admired in Europe. in the United States and Asia

 

LOCATION – “ORATORY OF THE  PASSION” BASILICA OF S. AMBROGIO, MILAN

The Oratory of the Passion is a well-known exhibition space in Milan, located in the historic center of the city, close to the most important cultural spaces of the ‘Fuori Salone’ and the ‘Quadrilatero della Moda’ well know all over the world. The centrality of Milan in the European context is a preferential element for the assignment of cultural projects that enhance our Italian heritage and strengthen important collaborations. Milan, as the ambassador of Italy to the world.

“FLUXUS NOW” is a project of the Jelmoni Studio Gallery curated by Stefano Gramantieri, business partner of the Jelmoni Studio Gallery, and expert in international relations, who lives in London and coordinates the complex research of established international artists, supervising the whole management process.

 

JELMONI STUDIO GALLERY

Event curatorial assistant:
Margherita Calzoni

Technical staff:
Rodolfo Santini Anna Bassi Mirella Pende Katia Dossena

Backstage:
Lucrezia Cambilargiu

JELMONI STUDIO GALLERY
Milan, London, Berlin

Via Molineria S. Nicolò, 8
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