Last month the City Museum of Munich (Germany) held an exhibition which featured artists from Europe, Asia and Australia. They were connected by their confident artistic position, focusing on their artistic statement rather than creating easily accessible and understandable works.
The curators Christian Minke and Christoph Pankowski believe that now it’s more important than ever to promote those artists and artworks that are free from commercialized interest and to help them expressing their subversive views without aesthetic compromises.
The exhibition Galeria Autonomica was also the premiere of Live at the Museum, a Public Delivery project with André Hemer that started in 2011. Since then, 32 films in 12 countries on four continents have been produced. Also, Filippo Minelli, an artist that we support over here at Public Delivery took part with his famous Silence/Shapes series.
André Hemer, Attila Stark, Balázs Szabó, Bianca Kennedy, Brad Downey , Christian Minke , Daniel Weissbach , Eliot, Felix Kraus, Frank Balve, Filippo Minelli, Josephine Kaiser, Klone, Leonid Hrytsak, Malte Sänger, Markus Butkereit, Markus Mai , Martin Meschede, Moses & Taps, Paul Hiller, Thekra Jaziri, Veronika Christine Dräxler, Volker Ruprich, Young-in Son
Filippo Minelli – Shape B/E, Shape C/O, Shape A/R
Filippo Minelli – Shape CF, 2012, 80x120cm, fine-art print on dibond
Filippo Minelli shows 12 photos of his iconic on-going smoke bomb series Silence/Shapes in his next solo exhibition Le Forme del Silenzio (the Shapes of Silence). It is held at Castello di Bornato, an Italian castle about 80km from Milan. Some of the works were created in the land visible from the castle hill.
New works by Filippo Minelli
Italian artist Filippo Minelli was commissioned by Storyline Studios, Norway’s largest movie firm, to create four photos of his Silence/Shapes series for their new ID. Recently, the whole identity-renewal created by Workinprogress received gold at the Norwegian Design Awards and silver at the European Design Awards 2013.
Shape C/L, 2013
Filippo Minelli – Silence: Lines, 2010
Silence: Lines is an on-going series of works by Filippo Minelli, and shares a similar idea like his smoke bomb photos. The line is a tool that is normally used in writing to say nothing. It represents silence and interacts with the urban and rural surrounding in a drastic way without changing it’s own nature. In Chinese culture the horizontal line represents the primordial breath, the separation between earth and sky and shows separation and unity at the same time, portraying the cycle that rules everything on the planet.
After first introducing Silence: Shapes, a photo series by Filippo Minelli which features handmade smoke bombs, that are inspired by videos of political demonstrations, the series got featured in several major magazines like Harper’s. Several international exhibitions like the Singapore International Photography Festival in September or a solo show at Ruttkowski68 (Cologne, Germany) in December will feature new works.