closed Sophie Jung

The show

“Unsetting” - is the title that Sophie Jung gave to her first solo exhibition in Italy, developed together with Elena Radice, an artist who lives and works in Milan. "Unsetting" is a term that recalls on the one hand the notion of a setting, therefore of a scene or a scenography, and on the other it implies the 'refusal to set - of the sun, but also of a system, a' era. Entering this somewhat disturbing, even disturbing environment, we are greeted by a slightly deformed dark half sun that does not want to set, reflected in the plenitude from the luminous ground. "Unsetting" works as a unifying installation through objects, drawings, sounds.


The individual components are connected and linked by Sophie Jung's exploration of feminist linguistic theory, as well as by her fascination with manifestations of polyphonic and non-linear formats. The sculptures interface with us as ambiguous figures. They sit at a point between ready-mades in their deepest sense and assemblages of found, created and sought-after materials and objects - deprived of their original function, alienated or liberated. We discover, oversized and overturned goblets of wine, the skylight of a demolished bank building converted into a fountain of coins, a hanging elephant, who in turn wears other costumes - a perverse amalgamation of found clothes, a Christmas tree that dresses in a perfectly round tutu (hidden in a secondary room), a pulpit that looks ancient - all mirrored and all doubled. The drawings further expand this non-world, while the sound installation conceived by Elena Radice teases, torments and momentarily celebrates the figures and objects, connecting and confusing them, filling the space with distorted phrases pronounced in half.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via Vecchio Politecnico, 3
20121 Milano


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