Shadi Habib Allah
1 - 3 November, 2019
Continuing last year’s inaugural Sound art exhibition, in 2019 Artissima launches Artissima Telephone, the second off-site project created for the spaces of OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni as a result of the collaboration between the two institutions.
Conceived by Ilaria Bonacossa and curated by Vittoria Martini, the exhibition offers an overview of the telephone as a means of artistic expression, presenting works selected from the proposals of the galleries taking part in the fair.
Artissima Telephone is a response to the obsessive relationship we all have with our devices, objects that are increasingly connected and function as essential go-betweens of contemporary social relations. In the space of the Duomo at the OGR, a heterogeneous selection of works that use the telephone as an objectual or conceptual medium allows viewers to have the now paradoxical experience of having to go to a precise place and to pick up a receiver to listen to a specific work, even though they all have constantly activated smartphones in their pockets.