On the occasion of the VIII Berlin Biennale, Kunstverein Milano celebrates its five-year collaboration with graphic design studio Zirkumflex.
31 May - 22 June 2014
On this occasion entitled Fellow Traveller all Kunstverein's publications are presented on a special display at Zirkumflex Space accompanied by “Fellow Traveller” a project by Michelangelo Consani.
Startingpoint for Fellow Traveller is the “The Caspian Depression”, a Kunstverein publication reflecting on Consani’s work (curated by Matteo Lucchetti and published by KV Milano in 2012) in which three important projects on ‘degrowth’ are elaborated. With theoretical contributions by Serge Latouche and critic Paolo Emilio Antognoli Viti, this book became a small manual on how artistic practice may contribute to (re-) designing a
Michelangelo Consani presents a papier maché sculpture built up of images he downloaded from the Internet, these pictures account for the historical period from 1957 (the launch of the Soviet Sputnik) to the present.
The artist chooses two representative images for each consecutive year, ‘appropriating emblematic events’ that have marked history and pastes all 114 images together, giving them a new shape on each occasion. The result is an itinerant sculpture that changes shape in every place in which it is housed. At the Convert Glassbox in Paris it took the form of a Red Army star, in Berlin the sculpture will undergo a metamorphosis:
questioning the transmission of memory and strategies for the fabrication of new forms
of knowledge through contemporary art.
KUNSTVEREIN PUBLISHING is an independent collective Publishing house shared by Kunstvereins, Amsterdam, Milano and New York, founded in 2009 it has published over twenty titles, artist’s books, monographs, artistic projects and magazines to date.