Il Ponte Presents Ranaldi
Exhibit inaugurates Nov. 19
The contemporary art gallery Il Ponte is hosting an exhibition by Renato Ranaldi from Nov. 19.
The showcase presents three sets of works from different periods. The first set is the Angolari works (1973-74), consisting of two canvases placed alongside each other to create a corner that acts as a theatre wing. The featured objects – real or represented – seem to upset and call into question the two dimensions of the pictorial medium, preferring to invent a non-conventional spatiality. On the ground floor, a selection of the 32 Scioperíi drawings in black Indian ink on paper from the book by Ranaldi will be presented by Bruno Corà, Marco Meneguzzo and Angelika Stepken on Nov. 19, at the Museo di Antropologia ed Etnografia in Florence.
The papers expose the artist’s language of lazy and carefree. As Ranaldi himslef puts it, “…I opted for the biblical text of the blank page which can only be polluted by scioperíi – signs like flares, flashes of inspiration, on its edge…These scioperíi come about by frequenting the shady, risky areas of my brain, traps that I am incapable of avoiding. They are reverberations of resuscitated thoughts, they ask to resolve the enigmas that they themselves have produced and cannot unpick.”
At the entrance will be a piece created for this exhibition called Contenzioso: two blank, equal-size canvases are linked and united by what the title of the work itself suggests is the object of a dispute [contenzioso]: a shapeless polychrome agglomeration of oil colors. Born in Florence in 1941, in his long career Ranaldi has exhibited in some of the most famous contemporary art galleries and museums all over the world.