Julieta Aranda at unosunove

1/9 unosunove

May 26, 2009

Julieta Aranda
Publick Occurrences
Both Forreign and Domestick

May 28th – July 25th 2009

arte contemporanea

Palazzo Santacroce
Via degli Specchi 20
00186 Roma, Italia
tel +39 06 97613696
fax: +39 06 976 13810

gallery [​at​] unosunove.com

1/9 unosunove arte contemporanea is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Julieta Aranda in Italy.

Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick (named after the first newspaper published in the Americas in Boston, on Thursday, September 25th, 1690), is an exhibition that looks at the poetics of transformation of temporal historical narratives and their process of reanimation as physical objects.

A special newspaper compiled and printed by the artist comprises dated news items ranging from the imprisonment of the Russian Tsar in 1917, the moonwalk of 1971, the bombing of TWA jetliner in 1986, the demise of Laika, the space-dog, the 1952 atomic bomb test in Nevada, among many other items.

This newspaper has become the subject for a series of life-size photographs, installations and sculptures depicting private uses of this printed object –as a drop cloth, food wrapping, a sponge to dry wet shoes, a window covering, a mop, and finally as paper pulp for the production of hand-made blank paper.

Like many newspapers of the day, Publick Occurrences originally had an extremely short life span: in fact it was withdrawn from circulation the day after it was printed, due to censorship. Similarly, the artist will not make public the newspaper she produced (although one copy will be preserved to be viewed in the gallery, by appointment only.) Instead, the works that conform the exhibition will allow for a partial reading of the textual content, rendering the act of reading a performative task that engages the reader’s will to actively participate.

Julieta Aranda’s work is currently on display at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) where she inaugurated Intervals, a new series of solo presentations designed to reflect the spirit of today’s most innovative practices.

Julieta Aranda lives and works in New York and Berlin.

A text by Cecilia Canziani will accompany the exhibition.

Galleria 1/9 unosunove arte contemporanea opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 11am -7pm, Saturday 3 -7pm and by appointment
For further information please contact the gallery:
Tel. +39 06 97613696
Fax +39 06 97613810
gallery [​at​] unosunove.com