Sauro Cardinali – Punti Cardinali

Milano - 28/09/2017 : 04/11/2017

"Punti Cardinali" raccoglie gli elementi che concorrono alla definizione di una mappa psicofisica in cui l'artista ci colloca, invitandoci ad elaborarne i significati linguistici, gli oggetti e le circostanze coinvolte.


  • Indirizzo: Via Paolo Frisi 3 - Milano - Lombardia
  • Quando: dal 28/09/2017 - al 04/11/2017
  • Vernissage: 28/09/2017 ore 18
  • Autori: Sauro Cardinali
  • Generi: arte contemporanea, personale
  • Orari: Martedi - Sabato 14.30 >19.30 o su appuntamento

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Cardinal Points

The Flat - Massimo Carasi inaugurates the 2017-2018 exhibition season with a solo show of works by Sauro Cardinali.

"Cardinal Points" collects the elements that contribute to the definition of a psycho-physical map in which the artist places us, inviting us to elaborate the linguistic meanings of the objects and circumstances involved

The use of multiple compositional techniques, with the addition of "linguistic traps" - that at times echo in the titles of works on show -, distracts the viewer from a singular interpretation of the works' significance, leading us to go beyond the physical realm and explore the territory in all of its dimensions.

Punti Cardinali

The Flat - Massimo Carasi inaugura la stagione espositiva 2017-2018 con la personale dell'artista Sauro Cardinali.

"Punti Cardinali" raccoglie gli elementi che concorrono alla definizione di una mappa psicofisica in cui l'artista ci colloca, invitandoci ad elaborarne i significati linguistici, gli oggetti e le circostanze coinvolte.

L'utilizzo di svariate tecniche compositive e l'aggiunta di alcune " trappole semantiche "che talvolta danno titolo alle opere in mostra, distolgono lo spettatore da una univoca interpretazione del significato delle stesse, inducendoci ad indagare altrove, oltre l'aspetto oggettivo e ricercando ogni ulteriore possibile misura del territorio.

Punti Cardinali / Cardinal Points

September 28 > November 4, 2017 / 28 settembre > 4 novembre 2017
The Flat - Massimo Carasi - via Paolo Frisi 3 (MM Porta Venezia) - MILANO 20129 - Italy
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Opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday 2.30 pm > 7.30 pm or by appointment / orario : Martedi - Sabato 14.30 >19.30 o su appuntamento

Sauro Cardinali (Spina,PG Italy, 1951) founded the “Cronotopo” group in the 1970's, whit whom he established a research pathway in various forms of art, including theatre. From the 1980's he got interested into issues involving the theory of images and their transformation through the rielaboration of symbols and materials. During the last years he's been developing a research for a new rigourous order, which he defines as “ della regola” (ruled), presenting artworks known as “Selfportraits”, the “Rolls”, the “Name's adventures”, the “Butterflies lunch” and “Esthasis and fallings”.
All of them came from a “destiny” process that relies within the materials and the written word, his own name, his selfportrait, throughout a constant work of decomposing and recomposing with unity and multiplicity of the surface, which allows the image to re-appear, defining a new spatial confition and introducing a deep reflection of his own definition.
He has served as Professor at the Academies of Carrara, Bologna, Rome and Perugia.

Public artworks: In 2010 he realized a permanent artwork for Gubbio's graveyard. In 2009 he realized “Ticchettiamo” (“Let's tick tock”) for Giovanni Scibilia's home, while in 2001 he won a contest for the restoration of Agusto Imperatore Square in Rome, and realized an artwork for Foligno's public library and one for Siena's municipality.
His work is documented by the catalogue of an exhibition set in 1991 at the Contemporary Art Gallery of Arezzo's Municipality (“Sauro Cardinali from 1984 to 1990”; Edited by Mazzotta, curated by Viviana Gravano with texts by Enrico Crispolti and Francesco Poli); and by Aldo Iori's book “Sauro Cardinali, denomination becomes space, artworks from 1991 to 2001”, edited by Filippo Fettucciari Arte in Perugia. “Sauro Cardinali – names, words, selfportraits” is the reference catalogue for the exhibition geld at Museo Virgiliano di Pietole in 2000 – Corraini.
A shortlist of the solo shows that have been dedicated to Cardinali features “Madre Ammirabile” Galleria di Porta Latina Rome (2015), “Giostra Grama” Freemacco Dertua (2015), “Pages of a fantastic bestiary” at Galleria Civica di Modena (2010), “The butterflies' lunch” at Studio Morbiducci Rome (2006), “There's nothing to look at in absolute” Trebisonda, Perugia (2003), “Names and words, selfportraits” Virgilian Museum in Mantova (2000), The heart's white walls” at Studio Cavalieri in Bologna (1995), “When the dream starts expelling the dreamer” at Archivio Crispolti Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo (1994), “Confetti's factory” at Studio Tommaseo in Trieste (1991), among the others.
Between the various exhibitions he's been featured, we remind “Night hours” at the Culture Palace in Catania (2016), “Almost Bodies” at The Flat – Massimo Carasi gallery in Milan (2016), LXV Michetti Prize at Francavilla Al Mare (2014), the Italian Pavillion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, the Biennale of Sculpture in Gubbio (1994, 1997, 2006, 2008), “Art Architecture City” at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome (2001), “Nice Weather” at Ludwig Muzeum in Budapest and “Sauro Cardinali, Dadamaino” Loggia dei Lanari, Perugia (1999)