Inside Lottozero

Inside Lottozero opening night photo by Simone Ridi

Inside Lottozero opening night photo by Simone Ridi

Inside Lottozero is an international exhibition currently taking place at Lottozero / textile laboratories — “a center for textile design, art and exchange with an open lab for textile production, experimentation and research — based in a refurbished old warehouse in Prato, Italy.”
The exhibition (the first for the newly launched Lottozero) “explores the use of textile material in contemporary art through the works of 13 Italian and European artists,” encompassing a wide range of artistic disciplines including “painting, sculpture, costume, tapestry photography, video, performance and sound.”

The concept for Inside Lottozero is based on an idea of “non-stop fruition”, a concept that was realized in the opening of the exhibition on October 15th; the event lasted 12 hours, until early morning, and “the visitors were given the possibility of spending the opening night inside the exhibition space, surrounded by the displayed pieces, and therefore to establish a long-term contact with the work.” One of these pieces was an installation created by Arianna Moroder which served the function of “a resting place for the night, during which a sleep concert took place. 6 experimental electronic musicians accompanied the audience in its sleep with gentle musical performances.” Through this participation the installation was “dismembered by humans during the night, and simultaneously through this action, it attained its final shape.”

The exhibition is curated by art historian Alessandra Tempesti, and among the artists featured includes:

 

Nicole Miltner
Nicole Miltner, justaucorps_04/04- 11/05, freigestellt, © Klemens Kohlweis

Nicole Miltner, justaucorps_04/04- 11/05, freigestellt, © Klemens Kohlweis

Mariana Sales

Mariana Sales, Body Looming, mohair wool, digital prints, 2012

Mariana Sales, Body Looming, mohair wool, digital prints, 2012

Claudia Losi
Claudia Losi, Dove il passo, 2015-2016 detail

Claudia Losi, Dove il passo, 2015-2016, detail

Zeitguised
geistxyz_turq_C07_w, still frame from geist.xyz, digital simulation, 2' 30", 2016

Zeitguised, geistxyz_turq_C07_w, still frame from geist.xyz, digital simulation, 2′ 30″, 2016

Lottozero founders and sisters Tessa and Arianna Moroder describe the purpose of the exhibition “to initiate a dialogue, to find meaningful connections between the textile material and other art forms. The versatile work of the artists is a collection of perspectives in which one can see the past and the future directions of this kind of art, they materialize in crossing of languages, research, materiality and reflections on the various ways to interact with the textile material.

It’s a flexible and pliable material, not only for its rich history of weaving and sewing techniques that have developed over the centuries in every country of the world, but also for its many anthropological, social, political and religious values.”

Inside Lottozero is open every day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until November 20th, 2016, and in the evening by appointment. Learn more at http://www.lottozero.org/. You can also check out Lottozero on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

One Comment on “Inside Lottozero

  1. Thanks for sharing – I love this and I was just there in Prato at the Textile Museum and reminds to go back and look over all that inspiration. I hope have the opportunity to go back and go here too!

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