dispari & dispari projects
Reggio Emilia, Italy
What makes the fountains
so special? Their style or the water flowing through them?
‘Fountain Show’, Reggio Emilia, presents the work
of 11 internationally renowned artists, invited by dispari&dispari
project to build a fountain. This is not exactly a themed
group show, but rather a work in progress that will define
the very concept of the exhibition during the opening days.
‘Fountain Show’ is a project that has developed
over several months through conversations with the invited
artists, who have been asked to reflect on the possible styles
and values, perhaps even Utopian, of fountains in contemporary
society. - Steven Claydon, Flavio Favelli, Peter Goi, Brian
Griffith, Thomas Kilpper, Erik Van Lieshout, Katrin Plavcak,
Cullinan Richards, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Gavin Turk, Alterazioni
Video and Klaus Weber.
This device [that of a fountain], which has historically
accompanied humanity in all its’ progress, has undergone
a constant process of transformation that slowly changes its’
form and valor in a continuous alteration of its’ roles.
For example between its’ possible social function, collecting
and distributing water, as architectural function or as design
element throughout a city.
The presented works, many of them made especially for the
exhibition, will be installed in the exhibitions’ space
- as if an outdoor garden, and will welcome and entertain
the audience with fantastic water games and peculiar sounds.
Hair Fountains, organic sculptures, installation, video installation,
paintings and drawings are just some of the fountains both
real and not real that are at the heart of the exhibition.