december 05, 2017 - Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro

The Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan hosts his first solo Italian show by the French artist Bruno Botella

From November 15 to December 20, 2017, the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan hosts his first solo Italian show by the French artist #brunobotella

The initiative closes the cycle of the three Project Rooms 2017, whose scientific project has been curated by Simone Menegoi. 

For this occasion, #brunobotella (1976, lives in Paris) will present a selection of works made between 2012 and 2017. 

Characterised by a highly experimental spirit - both for the use of innovative materials and techniques, as well as for the attention dedicated more to the process than the result - Botella's work is one of the most original to have emerged on the French scene in recent years. 

Focused on sculpture, Botella subverts and reinvents traditional processes, with results that are divided equally between provocation, humour and a subtle vein of cruelty. 

Among the exhibited works we highlight Qotrob (2012), a plasticine mixed with psychotrophic substances, able to give hallucinations to those who try to shape it; Prognosticator (2017), a sculpture set in an aquarium full of leeches, that Botella modelled whilst feeding the animals with his own blood; Oborot (2012), a silicone cast of the artist’s head where his own hair has remained attached, a sort of bizarre and bloodless “scalp”. 

Biographical note
#brunobotella (1976) lives and works in Paris. Among his recent exhibitions: Dormir à l’envers (chugging along with a funnel of steam), Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (2017)*; Bruno Botella, CAN, Neuchâtel (2017)*; Scénario fantôme, Frac Normandy, Caen (2017); Your memories are our future, Palais de Tokyo hors-les-murs, Zurich (2016); En haine nue débâchée (et si cons mes deux lits huent ce jet), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015)*. 

(* personal exhibition) 

PROJECT ROOM #6 

15.11 – 20.12.2017 

BRUNO BOTELLA 

non si agita né si scuote, senza muovere piede, né mano, né un dito, senza muovere gli occhi né parlare 

curated by SIMONE MENEGOI 

Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Via Vigevano 9

From Tuesday to Friday, from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm Free entrance 

Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro 

Via Vigevano 9 - 20144 Milano
tel (+39) 02 89 075 394 info@fondazionearnaldopomodoro.it www.fondazionearnaldopomodoro.it 


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