Luisa Turuani “But this is not the day”

11 December 2020



Luisa Turuani
But this is not the day (2020)

Opening…live on Facebook (@flashbackfair)
Wednesday 16 December…hrs. 18:30
14 December 2020 – 3 Gennaio 2021
Piazza Bottesini, Turin

The eighth poster of Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, the project devised by Alessandro Bulgini, curated by Christian Caliandro and supported by the Flashback is inaugurating on 16 December at 18:30 live on Facebook – @flashbackfair from piazza Bottesini But this is not the day (2020) by Luisa Turuani.

The theme of the Flashback fair is Ludens, inspired to Roger Zelazny’s sci-fi tale Unicorn Variations and to the work of Johan Huizinga: therefore, the game thus meant as a foundation of human life and creativity, as an essential approach for the continuous reconstruction of the world.

This year, the Opera Viva Barriera di Milano project, which was usually ending at the end of the fair held in Pala Alpitour, has extended in time – thanks to the support of Turin’s public and private institutions – with two additional works: the one by Gianmarco Cugusi, which was presented on 25 November, and the one by Luisa Turuani, who ranked immediately after the two winners of the open call (i.e. Noura Tafeche and Luigi Presicce) in the jury’s assessment. 

Luisa Turuani’s work is a “varying time performance”: the ice cream is melting slowly, leaking along the arm, the colors are blending and overlapping. The reference to the Statue of Liberty recalls an idea of liberation, whilst the “melting” event points out to a sort of ironic paralysis, of a tragedy that does not ignite and constantly folds on itself. This therefore generates a thin tension between drama and irony, between action and inaction. 

The one of Luisa Turuani is an image on time and made of time, in the flowing of time and on its stopping, crystallizing: time as duration, but also as moment, as metaphysical suspension, as a fixed image that includes and does not contain.  

As the authoress writes in its presentation of the poster: “The action addressees a cul-de-sac, nobody will come, but – should anybody arrive – he/she would want to not be there. Nothing happens except the evidence, the
glorious majesty of the pleasure of being now

Luisa Turuani (Milan, 1992), lives and works in Milan. After studying sculpture at Brera’s Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Luisa Turuani has investigated the human nature through the desires Man invests on the objects Recent personal and collective exhibitions include: Domani Qui Oggi (Tomorrow, Here Today), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma; Artagon Live, Paris, 2019; GQ-Passion for the path of art, Cardi Gallery, Milan, 2019; BienNoLo, Milan, 2019; UKYA City Take Over, Nottingham, 2019; Non sto più nella pelle (I am too excited), Brescia, 2019; Vanno e vengono dalle mie mani,(They come and go from my hands)), Varese, 2018; Tirarsi fuori (Extricating oneself), P420 Gallery, Bologna, 2017, Artagon III, Paris, 2017. She participated to several awards: in 2019 she was amongst the winners of Premio AccadeMibact, of Premio O.R.A. and she was a finalist of Premio Laguna; this same year, she won Premio Combat for the video section. In 2018, she won Premio Nocivelli and she was a finalist at Premio Fabbri and Premio Arteam.

Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, the Billboard
A project by Alessandro Bulgini
Curated by Christian Caliandro
VIII Artist: Luisa Turuani, But this is not the day (2020)

From 14 December 2020 to 3 January 2021

With the support of Città di Torino, CCIAA of Turin and Fondazione CRT
Under the patronage of Circoscrizione 6

Flashback, all art is contemporary  
Extended Edition
3 November 2020…7 March 2021

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