27 September–2 November 2014
Opening: Friday 26 September, 9pm
Via Rafenstein 19
The ADN Collection presents its first artist residency in Bolzano. Every year, a young artist will be invited to live and work on the premises of the Collection. Through this initiative, Antonio Dalle Nogare intends to come into contact with a younger generation of artists and with their new creative practices. Landon Metz has been selected for the first year of residency, curated by Eva Brioschi.
His favourite medium comprises canvases and pigments and his aim is making paintings about painting, where the content of the work is the technique used to produce it. Reducing his palette and his formal visual vocabulary, each work will be a frank representation of the act of painting, often bringing together a number of canvases in a single planned series. This time he will take up the challenge of working in a very large space with special architecture features.
Landon Metz (b. Phoenix, Arizona, US, 1985) lives and works in New York. Recent solo shows include Galerie Romain Torri, Paris (2014, 2012); Retrospective, Hudson, New York (2014); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2013); and ALAC 2013, Los Angeles. He has also contributed to the following major group exhibitions: From Pre-History to Post-Everything, Sean Kelly, New York (2014); La Chose Encadrée, SWG3, Glasgow International Biennial, Glasgow (2014); This is the Story of America, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2013); Extraction, The Hole, New York (2013); and Organix (curated by Diego Cortez), Luciano Benetton Collection, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice (2013).
Eva Brioschi (b. 1974) is an art historian and curator based in Turin.
The Antonio Dalle Nogare Collection was founded in Bolzano in the 1980s. Initially concentrating on modern art, the main focus of the Collection is now primarily on contemporary works, and especially those related to conceptual and post-conceptual art. Walter Angonese and Andrea Marastoni are the two architects responsible for designing the building and there is no doubt that they have succeeded in achieving their goal of making this new construction fully a part of its surrounding landscape. Every detail has been meticulously devised to create the perfect environment for the display and conservation of art. The aim of the Collection is to allow art lovers to come together and discuss contemporary art, assisted by initiatives that include an artist residency, a curated project room, and book presentations, as well as the display of new acquisitions. The Antonio Dalle Nogare collection can be visited by appointment only—visit our website for more information: www.adncollection.it.
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