2016 by SIMONA FRILLICI

  • Wix Facebook page

THE ARTIST'S STUDIO 3: PERMEABILITY AND COMRADERY

New York / 9 Settembre 2011

 

MARY JUDGE invita SIMONA FRILLICI a fare un'installazione site specific nel proprio studio a Brooklyn, New York. 

 

Frillici: "Questa iniziativa segue una serie di azioni analoghe (Studio 1 / 29 Maggio; Studio 2 / 9 Luglio) da me ideate e messe in atto, nell'anno corrente, nel mio studio ubicato nel centro storico della città di Perugia...

Mary Judge da me invitata nel mese di Luglio 2011, ha operato un salto temporale all'indietro: in epoca preistorica, quando l'uomo/artista segnava le pareti della caverna con figure di animali da cacciare. Mary ha segnato lo spazio del mio studio con figure stencil, dettagli estrapolati da foto di studi di artista contemporanei e del recente passato.

Ha idealmente scavato dietro nel tempo, alla ricerca dello spirito universale dell'artista, risalendo alle origini dell'uomo. Un'epoca in cui l'artista era una sorta di mago, dalla cui arte dipendeva il buono o cattivo esito della caccia, quindi la sopravvivenza della comunità.

Oggi l'arte più che in ogni altro periodo storico appare attività superflua, non necessaria. Staccata completamente dai bisogni dell'essere umano, sembra andare avanti per inerzia. Senza forza apparente ciò che prevalgono sono le leggi di mercato. L'arte è un prodotto equivalente agli altri prodotti, necessaria forse solo al mercato.

Mary ha guardato all'origine dei tempi, e spinge noi a guardare in quella direzione. Perché siamo stimolati a riflettere e a cercare quello spirito universale dell'artista che da sempre accompagna l'essere umano, che sempre l'uomo ha cercato e cerca. "

Agosto 2011

 

New York / September 9, 2011

 

MARY JUDGE invites Italian artist SIMONA FRILLICI to create a site specific installation in her studio in Brooklyn, New York as part of a series of actions  (Studio 1 /May  29; Studio 2 / July 9) conceived and implemented this year,  in her studio situated in the historic center of the city of Perugia, Italy. 

The Artist Studio initiative was born from a desire to engage the public in a different way. Her idea was to invite artists to work in her space: the invited artist would not simply bring works and exhibit them but would instead stay, experience and create, using aspects of the ambient, in an all encompassing way and make work expressly of, about and for her studio.  This new work would then be available to the public in situ transforming the studio into a creatively charged space. For Fillici the studio is an intimate and private place where few people are invited.  This idea is an initiative of trust, commradery and dialogue between artists and public.

Frillici: “Being invited to be in my studio is like being admitted to a secret space. The studio is the place where every work originates and takes shape. Being present and living in it every day, the artist performs a ritual that is necessary and innate for gestation and creation.

At moments, both when the artist is in the process of “doing” and when those who are interested in the work approach it and gain knowledge of it, the studio seems to be absolutely indispensable.  It seems fundamental to turn one’s attention to it and confer centrality on it; this centrality automatically draws the work towards the center of attention, so that it is not only considered as artistic output or, separate object, but also the outcome of a process in continuous evolution that coincides with the artist’s life.

Mary Judge, whom I invited in July 2011, conceptually took a jump back in time to the prehistoric age, when man/artists painted the walls of caves with figures of animals to be hunted. Mary decorated my studio with stenciled figures, details taken from photographs of  the studios of  contemporary artists and others of the recent past.  She ‘dug back in time’, searching for the  ‘universal spirit of the artist’, returning to the origins of man, a period when the artist was a sort of magician, upon whose art the good or bad outcome of  the hunt depended, and therefore the survival of the community.

Today in contrast, art seems to be an unnecessary, superfluous activity.  Completely detached from the communal, spiritual needs of human beings, it seems to keep going by force of inertia.  Without having any apparent strength, the laws of the market prevail.  Art is a product equivalent to any other product that is only necessary for the market.

Mary looked back to the origins of time and urges us to look in that direction, so that we are stimulated to reflect and look for that  ‘universal spirit of the artist’ that has always accompanied human beings and that men have always looked for and still seek." August 2011

 

translation Mary Judge