Filippo Minelli by Caleido

SILENT SHAPES BY FILIPPO MINELLI X CALEIDO X URVANITY PROJECTS

After taking down the 9-meter luminic moon installed in the tallest crane in Madrid’s horizon with artist SpY, CALEIDO and URVANITY PROJECTS present their second collaboration: Silent Shapes, with photographer and artist Filippo Minelli.

The past month of November Minelli traveled to Madrid for his latest series of his project Silent Shapes in the construction area of CALEIDO. Together we went inside the bowels of what will be one of the biggest real estate projects in the city: from its huge parking lot, to the squares and streets taking shape, to photograph with Minelli his smoke color ‘bombs’. The space came to life, and it did in full color. The colorful smoke traveled through its concrete walls, climbed the scaffoldings to remain under Caleido’s skin.

As the artist states “this project is for me a way to dialogue with the environment in order to represent the physical shape of silence. I always look for places that have a strong spatial meaning, such as places in progress, where the environment forces have more strength and play a more unpredictable role in the process. The smoke is shaped by the environment itself, and in relation to Caleido it was particularly challenging. In such a place, with the incessant building activity and all natural elements combined waiting time wasn’t an option. The presence of the building was strong and it’s possible to see it in how it shaped the smoke in a more unpredictable way. It seems like silence at Caleido speaks more, as if even silence has something to say.”

This project is part of the program of artistic interventions, curated by URVANITY PROJECTS, that will turn CALEIDO into the ideal destination for public art in Madrid.

ABOUT FILIPPO MINELLI

Filippo Minelli (Italy, 1983) is a contemporary artist working internationally, analysing and researching landscape, politics and communication to create installations and performances documented through photography and video. His work is based on a nomadic practice mainly focused on peripheral geographic areas.Interested in landscape and the public sphere, his work is mostly addressed at challenging the role of identity and its narratives, both in the physical and digital environments.

His work has been exhibited in prestigious institutions such as the Somerset House (London, UK), Manifesta12, La Triennale di Milano (Italy), Fundación Loewe (Madrid, Spain), la Biennale di Venezia 2011 and MACRO (Rome, Italy).

ABOUT CALEIDO

CALEIDO, one of today’s most important real estate projects in Madrid, has joined URVANITY PROJECTS to contribute to the creation of a space with unique experiences and become the new epicenter of urban art in Madrid. This alliance highlights the importance that CALEIDO will grant to the different artistic expressions that are framed within the newest contemporary trends.

The future real estate project will be the new destination for lovers of the latest trends, gastronomy, fashion, sports, leisure and culture. A completely innovative concept, in an environment open to a wide public in which technology, knowledge, health and leisure will create a different vision of the city.

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URVANITY ART

The new contemporary art fair

It is manifest that for several decades new practices, values and codes have coexisted in the cultural landscape of our cities, occupying a place in the world of contemporary art. The issue is how to tie them together, and this cannot be achieved only by means of an urban art fair. Therefore, Urvanity has been conceived as a platform for a New Contemporary Art.

To speak of new art is to catalyze a contemporary project with a historical perspective because “all that is not tradition is plagiarism.” Notably, Urvanity advocates proposals (with a strong base in the urban context of the 1970 ́s up until today) that construct a dialogue with modernity, and, as a result, provide a setting from which we can explain the world around us. It is important not only to consider the work itself but to understand the public space where this very work is composed and that it at the least convey an aesthetic experience.

Urvanity seeks to explore and thus imagine possible future scenarios for this New Contemporary Art, thanks in part to alliances with other initiatives and promoters of culture in our city. To support the creation and spreading of ideas, as well as facilitate access to these practices of contemporary creation that define our vast cultural urban landscape.

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New Contemporary Art Fair // 27 February – 1 March 2020 // COAM 63 Hortaleza Street, Madrid (Spain)

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