Ornaghi & Prestinari exhibition Grigio Lieve is opening at Casa Morandi, Bologna, on January 20, 2017   January 16, 2017

The exhibition Grigio Lieve, curated by Roberto Pinto and featuring works by the Italian artist duo Ornaghi & Prestinari, is opening at Casa Morandi, Bologna, Italy, on January 20, 2017.

The show will be on view at Casa Morandi, the house of Giorgio Morandi, until March 24, 2017 and it arises from the artists’ idea of creating sculptures starting from the shadows in Giorgio Morandi’s paintings. Thanks to the virtual reconstruction of his studio through a special 3D-rendering software, Ornaghi & Prestinari were able to reproduce the paintings settings and their specific object arrangements in order to seize the hidden sights and use them to model object-free shadow cones.

More information about the show can be found here.


Grigio Lieve, 2015, color pigment on hahnemuhle paper, painted wooden artist frame, 14.15 x 11.4 inches, © 2016 Ornaghi & Prestinari.

Based in Milan, Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari have worked together since 2009 and have exhibited their work throughout Italy and Europe. Blending together pictorial and plastic figuration, reflections on key motifs from 20th century Italian modern art, conceptual art and personal experiences, Ornaghi and Prestinari focus their practice on the dualities between thinking and acting, paying particular attention to spontaneous and unpredictable intuitions.
The artists are supported by Magazzino Italian Art, that in October 2016 organized, in collaboration with NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana a solo exhibition of their work at Casa Italiana, New York.

It is the last week to visit Ornaghi & Prestinari exhibition at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò   November 30, 2016

It is the last week to visit Ornaghi & Prestinari exhibition at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, on view until December 9, 2016.
The show, curated by Vittorio Calabrese and organized in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York and Galleria Continua San Gimignano/ Beijing/ Les Moulins/ Habana, features both sculpture-installations and works on paper and on wood, attesting to Ornaghi & Prestinari’s interest in materials and in new interdisciplinary methods of approach.

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Mattino (Morning), 2016, painted wood, alabaster sculpture, photograph courtesy of Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana © 2016 Ornaghi & Prestinari.

Blending together pictorial and plastic figuration, reflections on art history and personal life experiences, Ornaghi & Prestinari invite the viewers into an intimate and delicate universe. Their practice is focused on dualities between thought and action, concept and manual activity, with a particular attention for spontaneous and unpredictable intuitions.

Explore the exhibition reviews here:

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Artnet

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Paper Magazine

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Artinfo

Ornaghi & Prestinari on I-Italy

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Cura Magazine

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Artribune

Ornaghi & Prestinari on Mousse Magazine

Ornaghi & Prestinari on La Voce di New York

Venue: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò

24 W 12TH Street (bet. 5th and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10011

Mon – Fri: 10am-5pm

Further information can be found here

Ornaghi & Prestinari Artist Talk and Catalogue Presentation on November 2 at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò   November 8, 2016

NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana, is currently exhibiting Ornaghi & Prestinari, curated by Magazzino’s Director Vittorio Calabrese. A catalogue presentation and talk with the artists took place on 2 November. Introduced by Casa Italiana’s Director Stefano Albertini, the artists talked about their work and creative process after a short video presentation and NYU Professor Ara Marjian discussed more in depth the context that frames Ornaghi&Prestinari work.
Watch the entire talk online

The catalogs are available to the public at Casa Italiana.

Watch the video about Ornaghi & Prestinari’s work for the exhibition Familiare at Galleria Continua in 2014. Directed by Matteo Frittelli.

 

Ornaghi & Prestinari Exhibition at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò opening on October 24, 6-8PM   October 11, 2016

Magazzino Italian ArtNYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana are pleased to present the exhibition

Ornaghi & Prestinari
Curated by Vittorio Calabrese

October 24 – December 9, 2016

Opening Reception:
October 24, 2016, 6-8pm

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Mattino (Morning), 2016, painted wood, alabaster sculpture, photograph courtesy of Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana © 2016 Ornaghi & Prestinari.

Based in Milan, Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari have worked together since 2009 and have exhibited their work throughout Italy and Europe. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò will present a series of new works that will include both sculpture-installations and works on paper and on wood, attesting to the artists’ interest in materials and in new interdisciplinary methods of approach. Blending together pictorial and plastic figuration, reflections on key motifs from 20th century Italian modern art, conceptual art and personal experiences, Ornaghi and Prestinari raise questions about the importance of authorship and craft in a post-artisanal world.

Their practice is centered on the dualities between thinking and acting, focusing particular attention to spontaneous and unpredictable intuitions. Ornaghi and Prestinari are interested in investigating the intimacy of domestic objects: it is under this premise that they transform everyday objects such as a “moka” espresso maker (Mattino, 2016) or a beer bottle (Chapeau, 2016) into alabaster sculptures, thus elevating familiar objects to a higher and new dimension.

Ornaghi & Prestinari will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Magazzino Italian Art which will be presented on November 2, on the occasion of a talk with the artists in the auditorium of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

Venue: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò

24 W 12TH Street (bet. 5th and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10011

Mon – Fri: 10am-5pm

Further information can be found here