Deborah Schamoni

Mauerkircherstr. 186

D-81925 München

Wednesday – Friday 12 – 6 pm

Saturday 12 – 4 pm and by appointment

Judith HopfHand and Foot for Milan

ArtLine, Milan, IT

01.07.18 – 01.07.19

  • ArtLine Milano is a public art commission of the City Council, it is an open­ air collection into the public park realized in the area transformation area of CityLife. ArtLine Milano offers an articulated journey with more than twenty permanent works: 8 of them selected through a competition dedicated to artists under40 (the exhibition took place at Palazzo Reale in Milan between 2015 and 2016) and the others realized by established international artists.

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    With this initiative, ArtLine Milano aims at spreading art within the city, creating a contact with neighbors, passers­by in the park and in general with all citizens. The purpose is to think about art as a resource through which observing reality from new points of view, with a new look. ArtLine Milano is free and opens 7 days a week in order to underline the importance of public space as a place where the artistic and cultural heritage of the city can be shared.

    The artworks are installed starting from 2016 and they constitute a single permanent exhibition, fully integrated with the architectures of Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind, and with the natural evolution of the park of CityLife, designed by the studio of architects Gustafson Porter.
    A public programme with conferences, appointments, round tables and workshops will be held to accompany the public during all the project.
    The eight artists selected through the international competition are: Riccardo Benassi, Rossella Biscotti, Linda Fregni Nagler, Shilpa Gupta, Adelita Husni-Bey, Wilfredo Prieto, Matteo Rubbi and Serena Vestrucci. Among the artists invited from curators there are: Judith Hopf and Pascale Marthine Tayou.

    The project consists of two sculptures located at a short distance from one another: a hand emerging from the ground as if simulating a greeting and a foot placed onto the lawn. The two large elements are made of moulded and oversized bricks, manufactured especially for this project. These two enlarged shapes of human anatomy, built with one of the most basic construction materials, establish a dialogue with a highly connoted architectural context. 

    Text: ArtLine Milano
    Photos: Andrea Rosetti