Maurizio Pellegrin, Still life, 2019, cotton, ink and acrylic on tissue paper, courtesy of the artist
For the 15th Day of Giornata del Contemporaneo – Italian Contemporary Art, as a part of this important initiative promoted by the Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art and dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art, Trieste Contemporanea will host a double event.
Saturday the 12th of October, at 6.00 pm, Igino Schraffl will deliver a speech on his latest book, Maurizio Pellegrin. About Learning to Be, published at the end of last year by Silvana Editoriale.
The event will proceed with the opening of Maurizio Pellegrin’s exhibition Immagini e carte (images and papers): a series of works on paper made of thin sheets of tissue paper glued together. On this surface, the author then intervenes with the cyanotype (an ancient photographic process). In these works, objects and printings act in a relational narration that brings into play layering of mind and memory and create a dynamic and asymmetric poetry of absence. Pellegrin comes again to Trieste, confirming his long collaboration with Studio Tommaseo that has lasted since when he was a student at the Venice Academy. His exhibition will be displayed in Trieste until December the 4th.
Maurizio Pellegrin was born in Venice in 1956 and currently lives in New York. During 25 years spent in the field of education, he has been the director of the Venice Program Master of Art at the New York University; professor and senior curator at TC Columbia University; at Rhode Island School of Design; at the National Academy School and The Art Students League of New York. Maurizio Pellegrin counts more than 150 solo exhibitions and almost 400 group exhibitions in major galleries and museums around the world. Some of his works and sculptures are included both in public and private collection, worldwide. Besides his artistic and academic career, as an art curator he has promoted 200 exhibitions and 30 monographs so far.
Igino Schraffl is a professor, researcher and author. His main field of interest is linguistics and lexicography, with a long commitment in the editing of dictionaries (among which the famous German-Italian Sansoni dictionary). He taught applied linguistics (mostly related to business communication). In the field of social economy he taught new economical-mathematical approaches to political science, constitutionalism and theory of justice. Besides, he contributed to studies and projects financed by EU, and participated in multilateral advisory committees (UN, EU). He published several essays and over twenty books of his own, not to mention those that he translated. Moreover, since High School, he has dedicated himself to the study of art history and archaeology, writing texts mostly for exhibitions catalogues.