The Impetuosa exhibition opens to the public on 30 June, the final event of the t-space X MAO project .
Impetuosa represents the attempt to bring together the practice of two contemporary artists who are very different in terms of background and expressive language, but characterized by a similar spontaneity and an impetuous strength in making art.
The first artist invited is Zhang Yimei , curator and founder of Fuzao Studio , which moves between different areas of contemporary art: exhibition events, international artistic residencies, publishing and distribution of artists' books. The very name of the studio carries within it a restless and unstoppable nature: literally 浮躁 Fúzào in fact means "the wandering man who moves in absurdity".
On the occasion of Impetuosa, Zhang Yimei has selected a series of books by independent Asian artists and publishers, mostly in limited editions . The volumes, difficult to find in the West, will remain on display and accessible to spectators throughout the summer and, with the end of the exhibition, will become part of the MAO library.
The other impetuous soul is Giulia Ratti , artist and illustrator , who conceived a completely personal Pantheon for t-space. The ten banners floating in the room are an ode to the Japanese aesthetics of the anime world, that of the "cartoons" broadcast on private Italian TV in the 90s which the artist has nourished herself from an early age and which has greatly influenced his creative practice. The sense of familiarity and affection towards the characters was strengthened to the point that Giulia Ratti began to create personal stories and worlds. So Sailor Venus and Andromeda from the Knights of the Zodiac perform like cubists wrapped in their chains and the quiet building where the artist lives explodes like in a scene from Akira.
The installation is a meeting between impetuous characters who have been working in the independent art scene for years and who share with t-space the need to carry out a sustainable artistic activity, always balanced between creative necessity and pragmatic interest.