June 10 -September 12, 2016
Opening on June 9, at 6.30pm
FL GALLERY - SPAZIO 22
Viale Sabotino, 22 - Milan
Federico Luger is pleased to present the 3rd solo show by Igor Eskinja (Croatia, 1975) at FL GALLERY. The show also celebrates 11 years of continuous and prolific partnership between the artist and the Gallery
Efemeropolis is like a suspended urban labyrinth, large images of 1970s buildings (taken from the city of Rijeka in Croatia and Vitry sur Seine in the suburb of Paris) printed on lightweight semi-transparent fabrics, fill the room, changing its perception.
The photographic material has been taken during the night, when the sun has already set and all the lights inside the houses have been switched off, all the daily activities stopped since long, everybody sleeping. The result, according to the artist will, is a sort of “make believe” city flying during sleep, a magic city which could exist only within our imagination and dreams.
The artist work aloud the viewer to go beyond the borders of an architecture that impose on us and limits our sight.
The site-specific installation presented at Viale Sabotino 22 is developped from the project with which Igor Eskinja won last month the prestijous prize “[email protected]” granted by The Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb; the price is dedicated to the contemporary croatian artists and the jury is composed of Snježana Pintaric, Rainald Schumacher, Marco Scotini, Sandra Vitaljic, Nataša Ivancevic.
Igor Eškinja (1975 Rijeka, Croazia) studied painting at the The Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. His work has been shown, among others, at Manifesta 7, Italy; Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg; Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zagreb; MAC/Val Musee d’Art Contemporain of Val-de-Marne, France; ADN Galeria, Barcelona; MUWA - Museum der Wahrnehmung, Graz; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; MMSU - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Rijeka; Marta Herford, Herford; 2° Ural industrial Biennal of Contemporary Art, Ural, Russia; Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Nantes; Collection MAXXI, Rome. He lives and works in Rijeka.