At Mine is an exhibition of objects and drawings by Alberto Mugnaini. The title alludes to the private space as a homely dimension and to a mine with its products to be dug and explored. On view are unique objects that displace and subvert the notion of design, seeking the idea of latent projects at the heart of existing things. Found in markets and in dumps, the chairs are completely reshaped and lightened so to reveala sort of hidden, buried internal shape. The vases instead result from the assemblage of fragments of bottles and other plastic containers that, glued with resins and gauzes, are then spatulated with cement and pigments until they achieve inedited conformations. Such objects are put in relation – perhaps in a reciprocal confrontation – with a selection of pen drawings onA4 sheets. Born as immediate doodles, they develop as elaborate compositions, animated by graphic tics and unconscious figurations that become plots of an encyclopedia of the outlandish and the obsessive.
With a number of art events held since 2005, AlbertoAperto is a private space where exhibits coexist, merge and collapse with the everyday dimension in a continuous exchange of values and roles. It consists of a loft having multiple levels. Open-studio that mixes extravaganza and the everyday, AlbertoAperto is a place where chairs, vases and other objects on view are exhibited whilst continuing to keep their function and use, living their routine and inhabiting their familiar terrain.