Nicola Samorì

Sfregi

Palazzo Fava, Bologna

April 26 - July 25, 2021

First anthological exhibition in Italy by Nicola Samorì (Forlì, 1977). The exhibition project, designed by the artist exclusively for the halls of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Bologna, allows us to comprehensively and lenticularly read the path he has taken in the last twenty years. The exhibition consists of about 80 works ranging from sculpture to painting, from the beginnings to the most recent creations. Sfregi immerses the viewer in a fascinating journey in which Samorì’s works trigger a close and intense relationship of references, suggestions and analogies with the precious friezes that decorate the walls of the Noble Floor and with some works identified within the Collections of Art of the Carisbo Foundation. An intention made explicit right from the vestibule, dominated by a neoclassical statue of Apollo and, opposite, by a wooden sculpture made by Samorì with an ancient trunk, which already reveals his meticulous research on the subject. A constant of the artist’s work, which accompanies the visitor in all the rooms, in a story that is not chronological but made up of references and meanings, as happens for example in the hall with the Myth of Jason and Medea, in which the play of connections is radiates from the center of the room, with the magnificent Penitent Magdalene by Canova, to the walls that house Samorì’s paintings.

Installation View