John M Armleder: Stockage
Saturday 4pm, 5.30pm and 6pm
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Stockage is a solo show by John M Armleder. The exhibition, held in the main floor spaces of Villa Maraini in Rome, collects a series of works that cross the Swiss artist’s long career, in addition to some site-specific creations.
The day after the inauguration, Friday, March 17, “Cinema Trevi” will host a program of projections recording the artist’s activities as part of the Fluxus group. John M Armleder will be present to meet with the public together with Andrea Viliani, director of MADRE Museum of Naples and Samuel Gross, head curator of the Swiss Institute of Rome.
John M Armleder (Geneva, 1948) is one of the most important Swiss and influential artists of his generation. Painter, sculptor, curator, does not believe in a rigid distinction of roles within the art and research a practice based on collaboration world, participation and exchange.
In 1969 in Geneva based historian Groupe Ecart, along with Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner. In subsequent years, the evolution of his style introduced him to the ideas of the Fluxus movement, thanks to the influence of the composer John Cage.
He has had solo exhibitions in many public institutions such as the Dairy Art Center, London; Tate Liverpool; Kunstverein Hannover; MAMCO, Geneva; Kunsthalle Zurich, among others. He represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale in 1986 and participated in Documenta 8 in 1987. His works have been exhibited as part of group exhibitions at MoMA New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Kunsthalle Wien and many others.