Alessandro Cannistra lives mostly in Rome. He works amongst Rome, Milan and Berlin. He has participated in seminars and debates about contemporary art, having exhibiting recently in the Art Basel, Scoope in Basel and Miami. The artist has worked with major international curators as Andrea Bruciati, Achille Bonito Oliva, Beatrice Buscaroli, Lorenzo Canova, Simonetta Lux as well as with curators from the new generations such as Manuela Pacella. Ace is happy to have Alessandro as a guest artist, exhibiting his work Altrove (smoke on paper) in our main hall. We also thank Massimo Scaringella for his curatorial work and for getting us in contact with the artist.
Alessandro Cannistrà carries out in his works a tour of borders and of balance, far beyond of all expressive, conscious territoriality of which the work of an artist, cannot any more than deprive of authority and flee both of the word and of the territory. Space of the art and of the twist of the above mentioned word, the foundation of a perpetual extraterritoriality that becomes aware in Cannistrà’s work is perceived in the material and natural evidence, in the evocation of the esoteric grace hurriedly become related to the Roman painting, where the black is given only by the darkness and not by his identity as color. The pictorial force of this distant, chance, cultural, intellectual and oneiric putting together with the painting of the nature, friend of the fire, of the land, of the light and of the black smoke is, on the other hand, an occasion for the diagonal and unexpected jump of the same territory: the exposed works transport and bring into play, parallel to the evocation of the light and of the heat of the fire, a cold air loaded with the Sturm and northern Drang of the first romanticism. Such a fascinating way of perceiving and pro – to propose the sometimes non-existent nature and the reflection of a free painting of the meditation and live in few gestures and in the same own nature.
The oneiric dimension, or rather this threshold that has us suspended between the reality and the oneiric production, therefore also artistic representation, is the only moment in which we can get lost, to realize that condition to be others that we themselves, as Baudrillard says.
1975 | Rome Italy
Scenography, Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, Italy
A.C., Officine dell’Immagine Milan, Italy
Bases, Berlin, Germany
2800 Gr, M.L.A.C. La Sapienza Rome, Italy
Ludicantropia, Rome, Italy
Fumo Solo, Rome, Italy
2012 | Les intermittences du coeur
Inner Homeland, Belfast, Great Britain
54 International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Italy
2008 | XV Quadrennial of Rome
X Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cairo, Egypt