“The device accepted his card and told him he could have 1800 francs. Pierre Dupont pressed the button beside this figure on the screen. The device asked him to wait a moment and then delivered the sum requested, reminding him as it did so to withdraw his card. «Thank you for your custom», it added as Pierre Dupont arranged the banknotes in his wallet (...).
He strolled past the window-displays of luxury goods, glancing briefly at their jewellery, clothing and scent bottles, then called at the bookshop where he leafed through a couple of magazines before choosing an undemanding book: travel, adventure, spy fiction. Then he resumed his unhurried progress.
He was enjoying the feeling of freedom imparted by having got rid of his luggage and at the same time, more intimately, by the certainty that, now that he was ‘sorted out’, his identity registered, his boarding pass in his pocket, he had nothing to do but wait for the sequence of events. ‘Roissy, just the two of us!’: these days, surely, it was in these crowded places where thousands of individual itineraries converged for a moment, unware of one another, that there survived something of the uncertain charm of the waste lands, the yards and building sites, the station platforms and waiting rooms where travellers break step, of all the chance meeting places where fugitive feelings occur of the possibility of continuing adventure, the feeling that all there is to do is to ‘see what happens'”.

M. Augè, Non-Places. Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity



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Giulia De Giorgi, Michela Murialdo, Roberta Perego, Davide Spagnoletto


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PIERRE DUPONT is the “Mr. Whoever”, adaptable identity which pursues the path of accessibility and participation, according to an inclusive curatorial practice. A homeless collective, Pierre Dupont is interested in the idea of "habitability of places" as a possible activation of unexplored relationships and new semantic sets.

Hortus (in)conclusus

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Alcamo
07.07 — 09.09.2018
Pierre Dupont presents Hortus (in)conclusus, a collective exhibition designed for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Alcamo. Artists were asked to reflect on the idea of growth and conceive each work as an ever-changing microcosm. Starting from an unfinished architecture, the project aims at turning the Museum into a “garden”, a crossroads, a place of change and interaction.
Francesco Cardarelli, Francesca Ferreri, Cristiano Menchini, Anto. Milotta/Zlatolin Donchev, Carmelo Nicotra, Leonardo Petrucci, Ambra Pittoni e Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano, Nuvola Ravera, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Francesco Simeti, Elisa Strinna.
 
 
Elisa Strinna, Narrazioni dagli Abissi, 2018 Francesca Ferreri, Eterocronie, 2017 Cristiano Focacci Menchini, Studio+muffa serie n°4, 2018 Giulio Saverio Rossi, Le nuvole #1, 2018 Francesco Cardarelli, Grammi di luce, 2016 Leonardo Petrucci, Urpflanze, 2018
 

Parabola

i8 — indipendent spaces, ArtVerona
13 — 16.10.2017
For ArtVerona, Pierre Dupont presents PARABOLA: an installation of different media by artists Anto. Milotta and Zlatolin Donchev. This project takes the idea of travelling to a new level, investigating the invisible space of ether. In a society that is more and more connected, but symptomatically insular, these artists create a shared experience of listening, which is at the same time personal, real and unique.
Anto. Milotta/Zlatolin Donchev
 
 
Anto. Milotta - Zlatolin Donchev, Antennae 2017, still da video, Courtesy gli artisti Anto. Milotta - Zlatolin Donchev, Antennae 2017, still da video, Courtesy gli artisti Anto. Milotta - Zlatolin Donchev, Antennae 2017, still da video, Courtesy gli artisti Anto. Milotta - Zlatolin Donchev, Parabola, 2017 Veduta dell'installazione Veduta dell'installazione
 

Relazione di appartenenza

Spazio MIL, Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
28.03 — 09.04.2017
Pierre Dupont presents Relazione di appartenenza (Membership Relation), the final exhibition of the project that has involved some young Italian artists inside two fundamental places for the history of Italian design: Giovanni Sacchi Archive and his Workshop. Many designers and architects including Aldo Rossi, Marcello Nizzoli, Achille Castoglioni, Ettore Sottsass jr and Marco Zanuso have developed their products through Giovanni Sacchi’s models. The artists have been invited to attend the Archive and the Workshop and they have been reflecting on space and time existing between intuition and material realization of a work, with a look at the figure of the modeller that, by transferring an idea into complete forms, builds the bridge between vision and production of a real object.
Pasquale Loiudice, Giulia Sacchetto e Annamaria Maccapani, Guglielmo Poletti, Marco Secondin, Livia Sperandio, Cren Design.
 
 
A. Maccapani e G. Sacchetto, Collaborazione, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri A. Maccapani e G. Sacchetto, Collaborazione, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri G. Poletti, Matrix and Research, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri G. Poletti e F. Zagni, Interweave 1, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri G. Poletti e Jing He, Interweave 2, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri Livia Sperandio, Secondo traccia, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri Marco Secondin, Unnamed, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri P. Loiudice, Serie ipoteticamente infinita di disegni di invenzione, 2017© Lorenzo Palmieri Pasquale Loiudice, Sezione e funzione, 2017, © Lorenzo Palmieri Relazione di appartenenza, veduta espositiva_©_Lorenzo_Palmieri Relazione di appartenenza, veduta espositiva_©_Lorenzo_Palmieri Relazione di appartenenza, veduta espositiva_©_Lorenzo_Palmieri
 
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Parabola

i8 — spazi indipendenti, ArtVerona
13 — 16.10.2017

For i8 – spazi indipendenti, Pierre Dupont has invited Anto. Milotta and Zlatolin Donchev, whose works offer a multidimensional investigation probing the different layers of the reality around us.

Pierre Dupont feeds off movement, impermanence, virtual contacts. This is the only way for him to forge relationships with places, people, stories, and create real experiences. To Pierre Dupont, the journey is the essential means to interact and live in a real space.

In i8, interpreting the subject of this current edition, Pierre Dupont goes on an uneasy journey, outside the box, and explores new possibilities of belonging to non-physical places and ventures into virtual reality. It is not the virtual reality of live sharing of information, immediate enjoyment and superficial presence: it is rather that of immateriality and invisibility, which requires waiting, patience, profoundness.

With PARABOLA, Anto. Milotta and Zlatolin Donchev present a project that is both a culmination and the beginning of a new course. They offer a journey that is physical as well as virtual, turning the stand into a place of listening, reception, transmission, and analyse the subtle world of electromagnetism. The project features two new works: Parabola, made of a video and a sculpture, and Antennae, a video developed during the full(y)grounding residence of BridgeArt, in Noto.

PARABOLA witnesses countless idiosyncrasies, between what is natural and artificial, transmission and reception, tactile and imperceptible, scientificity and superstition.  The artists, exploring the physical properties of sound, take the concepts of transmission and reception back to the human sphere, and investigate what we accept and what we reject with the use of remote communication.

Anto. Milotta/Zlatolin Donchev

Hortus (in)conclusus

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Alcamo
07.07 — 09.09.2018

Pierre Dupont presents Hortus (in)conclusus, a collective exhibition designed for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Alcamo, with the artists Francesco Cardarelli, Francesca Ferreri, Cristiano Focacci Menchini, Anto. Milotta/Zlatolin Donchev, Carmelo Nicotra, Leonardo Petrucci, Ambra Pittoni e Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano, Nuvola Ravera, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Francesco Simeti, Elisa Strinna.

The Museum is housed in the 17th-century Collegio dei Gesuiti, a fascinating architecture that is not finished: the original project included the building of four wings that would have created a hortus conclusus, or enclosed garden. Starting from this place that was never finished, but only imagined, the exhibition intends to transform the Museum into a “garden”, meant as a place of change, interaction and of people coming together. The artists were asked to reflect on the idea of growth, confines and immateriality, considering each work as an ever-changing microcosm interacting with the history and character of the place.

By referring to the concept of “friches” – i.e. how garden designer Gilles Clément defined the neglected land growing on the side of roads – the exhibition goes beyond the museum’s confines and extends to other landmarks in the town of Alcamo. Conceived as moments in which the museum-garden opens up to the world outside, these events generate further opportunities for artistic research and the public to meet.

 

With the support of the Council of Alcamo

This exhibition is part of the programme of Palermo Italian Capital of Culture 2018

Francesco Cardarelli, Francesca Ferreri, Cristiano Menchini, Anto. Milotta/Zlatolin Donchev, Carmelo Nicotra, Leonardo Petrucci, Ambra Pittoni e Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano, Nuvola Ravera, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Francesco Simeti, Elisa Strinna.

Relazione di appartenenza

Spazio MIL, Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
28.03 — 09.04.2017

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“Beyond any generic praise, his great ability goes over the “making of” models: it is the understanding of the objects which he then tells with the models... With Sacchi you go over the volume: he makes you feel what is really, tactilely going on: it produces an evolved sensation, so much so that a model by him can fully meet the designers. With a model like this, in truth, you almost have no desire to make the object.”
Ettore Sottsass


PIERRE DUPONT meets Spazio MIL, multifunctional area dedicated to creativity and design. In this 2.500 square meters space, two important places for the history of Italian design have found their location: Giovanni Sacchi’s workshop, reconstruction of the original one located in Via Sirtori in Milan, and the Giovanni Sacchi Archive. Relazione di appartenenza (Membership Relation) takes place from the meeting between PIERRE DUPONT and these places. The project involves, for a period of six months, young Italian artists of different training and research: Pasquale Loiudice, the duo Giulia Sacchetto and Annamaria Maccapani, Guglielmo Poletti, Marco Secondin, Livia Sperandio and Cren Design.
The project stems from the desire to explore new possible forms of “being part of”, the desire of artistic and curatorial research, to an unknown and alien place. The artists, by attending Sacchi‘s Archive and Workshop, enter into dialogue with models, manifests, projects, drawings, tools, photographs and any other documents.
As in mathematics, the “membership relation” is the fundamental relationship which forms the basis of the set definition: it captures a property that links each element with the set to which it belongs. Possession, therefore, as a link between individual entities and not as a form of property. The project is seen to grow this affinity from month to month, and it is then manifesting itself in the final stages in the format of the group exhibition. Pierre Dupont pursues this idea of “habitability of places” as a possible activation of unexplored relationships, constantly looking for new semantic sets.
Many designers and architects including Aldo Rossi, Marcello Nizzoli, Achille Castiglioni, Ettore Sottsass jr and Marco Zanuso have developed and fine-tuned their products through Giovanni Sacchi’s models. Possible food for thoughts during the months of project is actually the concept of model: at the same time abstraction and materialization of an idea, object that was created with the aim to become something else. The artists are invited to reflect on space and time existing between intuition and material realization of a work, with a look to the figure of the modeler that, by transferring an idea in complete forms, builds the bridge between vision and production of a real object.

Pasquale Loiudice, Giulia Sacchetto e Annamaria Maccapani, Guglielmo Poletti, Marco Secondin, Livia Sperandio, Cren Design.