Santissima Pizzeria, 2020
Gianluca Concialdi is the latest artist to enter the RETROFUTURE section, the collection of works by young Italian artists growing organically with time.
The installation Santissima Pizzeria (2020), is a mobile kitchen lab that calls for the active participation of the observer, countering the more contemplative aspect of art. The work not only takes shape in situ but also in the minds of those who experience it. These mobile laboratories are kitchen-places where you can experiment a dimension of self-determination of your present moment and/or the future: uncertainty is no longer imagined, but becomes a concrete weight in anyone’s life.
GIANLUCA CONCIALDI (Palermo, 1981) lives in Palermo. His research moves in a border zone between painting, sculpture and installations. During his education he concentrated on abstract painting, sampling all of its elements: line, point, surface, material. He has taken part in group and solo exhibitions including: Enrique, Clima, Milan (2020); Piatti Caldi, Almanac, London (2019); Palermo Microonde, Villa Vertua Masolo, Nova Milanese (2019); The Collector’s House, Molteni, New York (2019); after you, DOM art_space, Palermo (2018); Kapala, Localedue, Bologna (2017). In 2020 he participated in the Amant Residency study programme in Siena.