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

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