Giulia Andreani, Louise Bonnet, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer et al.
Stretching the Body (group show)
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebardengo, Torino
5 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
The Stretching the Body group exhibition brings together a group of thirteen women artists from different generations and geographical origins, who through the medium of painting reflect on the genre of portraiture and the theme of the human figure. The exhibition title is a play on words in the English language, referencing the classic action of stretching the canvas and the physical exercise of stretching in order to highlight the space of painting as a physical and conceptual perimeter within which to explore new notions of corporeality.
Through a variety of stylistic stratagems, the exhibition artists distance themselves from the canon of representing the body in the Western pictorial tradition, investigating issues central to today, like racial identity, gender identity, power relations, memory and knowledge as they traverse physical experience.
Elongated or deformed, abstract or geometrically constructed, the body lies at the centre of their artistic investigation and formal experimentation, emerging as a contested space, a zone of conflict between definitions and belonging, in which limits between subject and object are continually called into question.
The exhibition is laid out as two main spaces: the first presents works that depict a broad range of scenes, exploring the relationship between individual figures, groups of people and domestic/urban architectural spaces. Laden with references to genres and iconography from the history of painting, as well as more contemporary imagery, these works create microcosms in which bodies live and act, tell stories and offer experiences about our private and collective lives.
In a dynamic process of deconstruction/reconstruction that tests the very limits of perceiving and defining the human figure, body manipulation is accentuated in the second exhibition space. The resulting bodies are multiform, fragmented, ambiguous, fused, exposed, immense, fluid, and paradoxical: leveraging the pictorial medium’s expressive possibilities, the artists assert the illusory nature of the univocal, normative concept of identity, celebrating the multiplicity that exists within and beyond the boundaries of our skin.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Giulia Andreani et al.
The 16th Lyon Biennale: Manifesto of Fragility (group show)
Various venues, Lyon
14 September – 31 December 2022
Giulia Andreani will participate in the 16th edition of the Lyon Biennial, Manifesto of Fragility. Conceived by curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the Biennial positions fragility at the heart of a generative form of resistance that is emboldened by the past, responsive to the present, and primed for the future. Seeking opportunities for dialogue across historical, geographical and socio-political distances, Manifesto of Fragility will facilitate innovative, multidirectional possibilities for creative cooperation. These collaborative processes, which will already begin to unfold in the months leading up to the Biennale’s September 2022 opening in Lyon, will yield 50 new artistic commissions and productions within a decentralized program that will materialize across numerous sites. Many works will be adapted to the unique architectural contexts in which they will be shown, including several large-scale immersive installations. The Biennale will expand beyond its customary venues in Lyon into locations throughout the city in order to welcome the participation of the broadest possible public.
nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022
We are delighted to announce that Giulia Andreani has been nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022, along with Iván Argote, Philippe Decrauzat and Mimosa Echard. Named after the influential artist Marcel Duchamp, this annual award distinguishes the most significant and pioneering young artists of the French art scene. The winner will be announced on 17 October 2022. A selection of works by nominated artists will be presented in a group exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, opening 4 October 2022.
Giulia Andreani et al.
Time and Time Again – Works from the Vermeire-Notebaert Collection (group show)
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem
13 February – 22 May 2022
Work by Giulia Andreani is included in the group exhibition Time and Time Again – Works from the Vermeire-Notebaert Collection, which will be on view at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens from 13 February 2022.
Antifascisti, 2017 now part of the collection of the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
We are pleased to announce that Giulia Andreani’s painting Antifascisti from 2017 is now part of the collection of the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration.
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
The Patriarchy, 2019
now part of the permanent collection of Museum Brandhorst
We are pleased to announce that Louise Bonnet's painting The Patriarchy from 2019 is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.
Giulia Andreani et al.
New Acquisitions by Amis du Centre Pompidou (group show)
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Giulia Andreani's paintings, Cheminotes, 2014 and Presqu'une laitière, 2018 were acquired by the Amis du Centre Pompidou as part of their operation to support the French artistic scene. It's on view in the Centre Pompidou collections at the reopening of the museum after the lockdown and until 4 January 2021.
Amis du Centre Pompidou