Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Fuoriquadriennale 16th Art Quadriennale, from 7th October to 30th November 2016, Rome.
Operativa Arte Contemporanea welcomes you to “The domestic promised land: the desert, the net and the bones”, the first solo project by Parasite 2.0 conceived for gallery spaces. The collective from Milan is back in Rome after the winning experience at YAP 2016: thanks to this eminent prize, last spring the collective realized in the MAXXI courtyard a great environmental installation. On this occasion instead, they present a new work that looks critically at the concept of the home, thus imposing us to rethink the processes of contemporary life. This project talks about the moments in which man was obliged to change modalities that we used to give form to our habitat: in recent years, in fact, in Ukraine and Holland, the rests of particular constructions were discovered, and they were defined as “Mammoth Bones House”, clusters of circular-formed habitations, which had been built during the last ice age using bones of Mammoths. Parasite 2.0 approach concept of “shelter” in contemporary age: to shape a new vision of this “primary artifact” is like narrating and imagining a new phase of anthropization, a new civilization. The house is transformed into a set design, a fiction in opposition to nature, able to bring us into another world. Can the house still be considered, on one hand, as a private space in the era of the “sharing economy”, and on the other, as the last existing encrypted space? — as the last shelter in an ascetic desert, a place in which to disconnect from society and where our deepest desires can come true?
Collaborators: Giulia Giovanelli, Alberto Spinella, Massimo Tenan
Ph. Parasite 2.0 and Operativa
Parasite 2.0 is a design and research agency based in Milan and London. Founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo, it’s specialized in temporary architecture, interior, and exhibition design. They investigate the status of human habitats, acting within a hybrid of architecture, design, and scenography.
Parasite 2.0 has worked and collaborated with Triennale Milano, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Pantone, Corraini Editions, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
They have led didactic activity at Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Politecnico di Milano. They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.
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