Stefano Gargiulo / Stabilmente Instabile

Multimedial Installation by Stefano Gargiulo

October 8th – October 15th 2011
Opening: Saturday 8th October 2011 – h. 6:30 p. m.

Galleria Paola Verrengia, for the VII edition of the Giornata del Contemporaneo promoted by AMACI- (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums) will present, on Saturday, October 8th 2011 at 6,30 pm, the multimedia installation entitled IN STABILITY – Stabilmente Instabile by the artist and multimedia scenographer Stefano Gargiulo.

IN STABILITY is a site specific installation where video projections, sounds and objects are part of a playful and suggestive experience focused on stably instable balances and dynamisms. Stefano Gargiulo, through the exaggeration of unbalance, wants to tell the current stable instability, exploring the territorial dynamic as well as the personal, mental and spatial dynamic.
The reflection begins with the Solfatara volcano of Pozzuoli, which represents a stratified condition of natural and geological in-stability that persists within the territory: an always more permeated by instability symbol of contemporary reality, that in its persistence acquires the role of modus vivendi and paradoxically turns into stability, indeed it can be defined as stably instable.
Scaffoldings, precarious structures and clips are the elements that compose IN STABILITY and temporarily maintain “in balance” the objects located on the scene. It’s a work in progress about temporarily building something and transformation.

The boundary is very fragile: instability/stability.

Stefano Gargiulo lives between Milano and Napoli. He graduated in Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan, but over the years he decided to merge Scenography with the photographic image, be it in the form of a film or a video, by creating video environments and installations, videos and short films, and expositive or multimedia projects in Italy and abroad. Some of his multimedia installations: Frammenti e Memorie, Istituto Banco di Napoli – Fondazione, Naples, 2010; Dal bianco e nero all’HD, Piazza Trieste and Trento, Naples and Piazza Vittorio, Torino, 2009; L’era del diamante, Politecnico of Milano, 2009; Brioni, Museo d’Arte Moderna of Villa Reale, Milan, 2007; Riflessi, Stadthaus, Düsseldorf, 2002; Saline, Palazzo Brioni, Milano, 2001; Frecce, Palazzo Ratti, Pesaro, 2001.

Some of the videos and short films: The Archivist, 2011; Torino Contemporanea, 2009; Napoli Contemporanea, 2009; La Gallina e la Luna, 2008; Flussi, 2006.

In 2008 he designed the stage and scenography of the Venice Carnival in Piazza S. Marco. Some of his scenographic and expositive projects: Museo Multimediale of the Castello of Formigine, Modena, 2007; Urban Center, Museo Miniere of Pozzo Gal, Cagliari, 2006; Neither at the Staatstheater, Stuttgart, 2004; It, Manhattan Center, New York, 2000 and the expositive multimedia projects for the great Fiat events at the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbona, 1997; the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura – MuBE, San Paolo, 1996; the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Roma, 1995. Another project conceived for a temporary theater, set up in the disused area of Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, 1997. He also curated the artistic direction of the Nuevas tendencias nell’arte escenicas festival in collaboration with the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 1997.

For the Giornata del Contemporaneo promoted by AMACI in Salerno there will be a series of events specifically organized: the Soprintendenza B.S.A.E.will present the project Arte Door to Door (October 8th and 9th, curated by Maura Picciau and Maria Giovanna Sessa) meant to define an itinerary in the historical center of the city featured by contemporary art works, performances and installations. The Fondazione Filiberto Menna has participated in the initiative by mentioning Ciro Vitale, an artist born in Scafati in 1975.