|Silvano Tessarollo, If wheat never
dies, 2012. Video, sounds, earth, bicycle, electric motor, water
vaporizer, environmental installation. Courtesy Galleria Michela Rizzo,
the kernel doesn't die
(Se il Grano non Muore)
28 September–28 October 2012
(ex church of SS. Ambrogio and Bellino)
36100 Vicenza, Italy
Sat–Sun, 10:30–12:30pm & 4–7pm
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Silvano Tessarollo will present a site specific exhibition at AB23
Supporting the contemporary art scene since several
years, Vignato Foundation for Art promotes a programme of exhibitions and
events aimed at giving voice to the territory and to examples representing
its multi-faceted identity.
With If the kernel doesn't
die—the show that Silvano Tessarollo (Bassano del Grappa,
Vicenza, 1956) specifically created for AB23 (ex church of S.S.
Ambrogio and Bellino, exhibtion space of the Municipality of
Vicenza)—the Foundation wants to continue its vocation of combining
spaces with figures of primary interest for this context.
Curated by Julia Draganović and Elena Forin – LaRete Art Projects,
and in collaboration with the Municipality of Vicenza, the exhibition
consists of two installations with a strong evocative character and a
poetic presence: "if the kernel doesn't die" originates from the analysis
of the silent and sacred identity of the church space.
Concentrating on site-specific themes and on their action of time,
Tessarollo articulated on these aspects his extraordinary unique language.
His works show a territory and a space overwhelmed by an unknown past event
that has left deep indelible traces.
Loneliness and a feeling of
abandonment melt in both cases with signals that give a sense of hope:
scrap irons and remains of pneumatic tyres lie on a brick wall. An
abandoned bicycle lies on a dried up uneven field. In this apocalyptic
scene, giving the sensation of a just passed catastrophic happening, a
small water drop draws on the wall the passing time, while a breath of wind
suddenly blows through the night of the dried up field, making the bicycle
wheel go round and lighting up the small faint lamp.
kernel doesn't die synthesises Tessarollo's themes and visual
forms through its inquiry on time, its gazing on a rhythmical nature, its
articulation of life and reflection of the passing by of history, with a
physic force and an environmental vision. Through this experience, his work
reached a further important level of maturity.
Curated by: Julia Draganović and
Courtesy: Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venezia
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