Published on the occasion of Chiara Dynys’ exhibition at Villa e Collezione Panza in Varese (starting from 19th May 2021), the volume draws a journey through «… daylight and night light, solidity of matter and the evanescence of ghosts, artificial light and natural light, inside and outside, color and shadow, solid bodies and haloes of colored light that dematerialize them, tangible realities and pure chromatic reflections…» (Giorgio Verzotti). Inside the catalogue you can find a text by Giorgio Verzotti, an interview with Chiara Dynys done by Anna Bernardini and Michele Alberto Sereni’s photographs showing both the backstage of the setting-up and the complete exhibition itinerary.
CHIARA DYNYS. SUDDEN TIME
CURATED BY: Anna Bernardini, Giorgio Verzotti
TEXTS BY: Anna Bernardini, Giorgio Verzotti, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Adriano Berengo
In 2003, Giuseppe Panza wrote: «Chiara Dynys is an artist of light. She has chosen to work with this impalpable substance, which is pure energy, but not only energy, because it becomes something that warms us, and enables us to see the world. It is something beautiful because it is the origin of life».
Size: 24.5 x 28.5 cm
The catalogue presents ten new works created by Barry X Ball inspired by Medardo Rosso’s sculptures.Size: 29 x 27,50 cm Pages: 96 Language: English ALSO AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN
«What I think we are doing when we find pleasure in sex, drugs, art and religion is we are rehearsing our ability to surrender. So, this brings us, having taken a very long way round, to why I think this is what I would like to see in a church now. If you try to imagine what the effect of those pieces of work, the works by Beato Angelico, Perugino, Piero della Francesca, the effect those works must have had on the 15th or 16th century eye: that is what I’m trying to recreate. I should be humbler than I am, but I’m trying to com- pete with them in 21st century terms. I’m trying to say “this is what I think should be in churches now”» (B. Eno)Size: 16 x 21.5 cm Pages: 56 Language: English
«I felt laid bare when Giuseppe Panza entered my studio because he looked at my paintings so closely and as such length. And in a way, it might seem absurd to spend so much time and intensity looking at a monochrome painting. All of this was very powerful.» (Sean Shanahan)Size: 24.5 x 28.5 cm Pages: 96 Language: English