Among the new artistic currents developed in recent years, Post Vandalism has a particular ability to read the present by codifying a new urban language, which is not only that of writers on walls but can have a more abstract and tangible dimension.
On June 16 in the Contemporary Cluster gallery spaces in Rome, “Displacement,” a new exhibition project curated by Giacomo Guidi in collaboration with Ginnika, is presented. Contemporary Cluster has been trying for years to spread a new model of artistic culture, involving different aspects of visual cultures by alternating and experimenting between media, in continuous fusion and cooperation between them.
The name of the exhibition refers to a typical American slang term, which describes a situation of unexpected stress, but also to a violent change in the human condition, which witnesses the evolution of a new creative process.
It rereads the graffiti tradition in a current that is defined as Post Vandalism, whose exponents are no longer just urban artists but protagonists of a regeneration of the artistic tradition.
Displacement is a transition to new signs, from wall to canvas, through the works of seven international artists. The relativity of time in Wide’s works, Swedish painter David von Bahr’s feeling for improvisation and instinct, and Aythamy Armas Garcia’s ability to transport to another dimension through the rhythm of gesturality. Also on display will be works by Nicolò Masiero Sgrinzatto, critical ceramics by René Wagner, conflicts made plastic by Jonas Fahrenberger, and finally the energy unleashed by Nils Jendri’s layers of painting.
There will also be an event at the opening, with a DJ set curated by Prest, co-founder of Radio Sugo and DJ residency on Radio Raheem in Milan.