Form the 10th of April Siliqoon’s show Pure Disclosure opened its doors at Marsèlleria in Milan, with works by Alessandro Agudio, Daniel Keller, Andrea Magnani and Timur Si-Qin. The exhibition is the result of the experience the artists shared at Casa Natali/MAMbo and Spazio RAUM in Bologna, under the coordination of Siliqoon, one year ago. Much interesting are art phenomenons that really go out of the exclusive art circle to the society, like the trend forecasting group based in New York K-HOLE or the digital media platform DIS Magazine. Hearing about Italy-born Siliqoon raises the same appeal. Siliqoon proposes itself as an art label and a creative consulting agency, with an exportable format. The young contemporary artists included – like Alessandro Agudio, Ian Ball, Enrico Boccioletti, Daniel Keller, Andrea Magnani, Timur Si-Qin – work closely in a collaboration with a few selected artisan manufacturers for the materials and the production of their pieces in a back-to-the-future process, starting from childish memories of going to see the procedures of making during some school trip to materializing the union of international minds working under a shared aesthetic sensibility and approach regarding the complex processes of the visual culture and its fruition.
In the ground floor’s room of Marsèlleria the first work to be checked is Daniel Keller’s Seastead Figures (Polypool), 2015. Showing his artistic interest for the relationships between technology and economy, mannequins wear his produced biotex – technical material typically in use for cyclists’ sportswear – underwear, styled by Ella Plevin. The texture is made of waved tagclouds, revealing Keller’s obsession for online reality and its new original and autonomous languages that characterize the digital generation. The other well researched displayed elements are in communication with the organic material Spirulina Platensis, living its life and changes during the exhibition’s time. An ironic visual poetry about geopolitical effects putted on a match with corporations generating value. In the same room are exhibited Timur Si-Qin’s Display (Peace), 2015 and Untitled, 2015. His research on the power of hyper commercial environments, translated into consumption, and the relative poster designing’s world is in the occasion represented by a mountains’ stock image of UV coating on microperforated mesh framed by LED and plexiglass and with the original Peace logo of his work Premier Machinic Funerary. This is shown together with a romantic 3D print of a bundle of lilies, as the organic counterposed by the persistence of petrochemical reproductions.
Upstairs, Alessandro Agudio’s Forever (grave) feat. Summer Katie Fox, 2015, collects decorative objects hyperreal as much as improbable laying on a fake marble base as a tomb for them. Summer Katie Fox created a Whitney Houston-like ambient music for this attractive corpse scene. Alien components of a shower’s floor, a meringue-colored ceramic cat small as a bird together with pastel-pale vase and plant and an urn watch the spectators with apathy. Agudio’s imaginary comes from a critic eye on the lifestyles of the 70s and 80s Western middle class, specifically in the North of Italy where he raised. Alessandro Agudio was born in 1982 in Milan. He lives and works in Milan. Alessandro worked with Aida Bertozzi, Euromec, Serilegno, Martino Tremolada designer, Nuove Residency and OMGB. Daniel Keller was born in 1986 in Detroit. He lives and works in Berlin. Daniel worked with Biotex. Andrea Magnani was born in 1983 in Faenza. He lives and works in Milan. Andrea worked with Bikun, Euromec, Myver and Fabric Division. Timur Si-Qin was born in 1984 in Berlin. He lives and works in Berlin. Timur worked with Lualma Anodica, Pubbligraf, Serilegno and Studio Pedrini.
Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, domicile of Maison Marsèll, is a a multi-disciplinary platform conceiving the style as a global culture practice, following the fil rouge between artists, organization and place sought by Siliqoon.