Open Doors Day / Mattia Cleri Polidori & Giulia Cacciuttolo / Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

Saturday, March 7, 2020

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Art Residency

4:00 pm Budhaditya Chattopadhyay sound intervention

4:30 pm Opening of the Mattia Cleri Polidori & Giulia Cacciuttolo exhibition

 

Mattia Cleri Polidori (ITA)

Mattia Cleri Polidori is an Italian artist based in Rome. He graduated in painting at Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome and Wimbledon College of Arts in London.

His research is focused on the relationship between form and matter. He collects natural images and objects which develop into paintings, etchings and sculptures. At the nucleus of his work is the process through which the golden ratio organizes matter throughout the space-time fabric. The relief of the surface interacts with the stratification of several layers of paint.

During the Copper Leg residency program, he will realize 10 soft-ground etchings on zinc plates and 10 paintings on paper from the series “Gli Elementi del Disastro”. This series is created with locally collected natural finds such as burnt wood, lichens, and bones.

Artist webpage: https://www.mattiacleripolidori.com

 

Giulia Cacciuttolo (ITA/GBR)

Giulia’s research and practice are focused on investigating memory and, more specifically, on contemporary archives and archival forms and how we relate to them in order to hand down our histories to the next generations. She is interested in understanding the dynamics and tensions between individuals, communities and the relationship with their past, in particular with the people in charge of the selection of what will be ‘officially’ remembered.

How many histories have been discarded from this selection and then forgotten? Are we condemned to analyze and present the past from just a single point of view? Is there a more ‘sustainable’ way of relating to the past? Have we ever really taken the time to question what – or whose – version of the past we carry with us?

Giulia’s theoretical research has always been accompanied by a strong technical and visual practice interested in exploring the role of images and sculptures around these themes.

Through the use of different techniques of printing on various supports – latex, silk, and wax among others –, analog photography and different casting techniques with jesmonite and plaster, she investigated the physical relationship between memory, space, and landscape.

During Copper Leg Art Residency, she has been investigating the relationship between the inside and the outside, between organic and man-made traces of memory. Working with casting and cyanography, she will attempt to create a dialogue between different layers of time and memory in a landscape where the contrast between natural and artificial is so strong.

Artist webpage: https://www.giuliacacciuttolo.com

 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IND/DEU)

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer, currently living and working in Berlin. Focusing on sound as the primary medium, Chattopadhyay produces large-scale installations and live performances broadly dealing with contemporary issues, such as the climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, urbanity, migration, decolonization, and race. Chattopadhyay is a Charles Wallace scholar and Prince Claus grantee; he has received several fellowships, international awards and participated in several residencies. Appearing in numerous exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and festivals, Chattopadhyay’s works have been shown and heard across the globe. Chattopadhyay’s scholarly and creative writings regularly appear in leading peer-reviewed journals and magazines internationally.

For Copper Leg Residency, Budhaditya will be working on a book The Auditory Setting, in addition, he performs at the Copper Leg residency open doors day and participates in the Tartu Üle Heli Festival, performing a new sound work.

Artist website: http://budhaditya.org

 

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/9aGZkMFmqP9PmRkg6
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Open Doors Day / Robert Atwater & Rusudan Khizanishvili exhibition openings

Saturday 06.04.2019
15:00 – 18:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
15:30 Robert Atwater (New York, US) photography exhibition opening
16:30 Rusudan Khizanishvili (Tbilisi, GE) paintings exhibition opening

You are invited to explore the residency space and to participate in two exhibition openings at the Rae School House.

Robert Atwater
Robert is a North American fine art photographer, printmaker, and book artist from New York. During his career, he has used virtually every film camera format. Today, he still exposes film with a medium format camera, but also digitally captures images with a digital camera, iPhone and drone.

Upon arriving at Copper Leg Art Residency, his primary goal was to create a photographic narrative about Estonian landscape and its peoples’ effect and use of it. A subtext of that narrative was to look at abandoned Soviet-era architecture that still dots the Estonian landscape.

Websites:
http://www.mybigphatphotographs.com
http://www.8photoprojects.com/

Rusudan Khizanishvili
Rusudan is a painter from Georgia, Tbilisi. Her paintings are mostly figurative, expressive and colorful. At Copper Leg Art Residency she decided to use the plot of the Estonian epic Kalevipoeg for her works.

It was very interesting for her to find similar details in the Georgian The Knight in the Panther’s Skin and Estonian epos, as well as their features and differences. As in the Georgian and the Estonian versions, the main character fights the image of the Devil in various ways, and with the help of his faithful friend and companion eventually defeats him.

Website:
http://rusudan-khizanishvili.com/

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Copper Leg Art Residency: http://copperleg.rae.ee

Supporters: Rae Parish, Rae Cultural Center, Café Pirosmani.