Kindergarten is a group exhibition featuring sculptures and canvases by six renowned international Artists: Futura, Mode2, Os Gêmeos, Tom Sachs, Kostas Seremetis and Boris Tellegen (aka Delta). It is a space of exchange and encounter between various outlooks, group activities and workshops: a garden for children of all ages.
Held at the 17th century Palazzina dei Giardini in Modena (Italy), Kindergarten is curated by Giorgio de Mitri, organised by the Galleria Civica di Modena and the Fondazione de Mitri di Modena, with the participation of Sartoria and Slam Jam, and co-produced with the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena.
After more than four centuries, the “Casino delle Feste” – the Palazzina was originally a place of entertainment for the d’Este court – once more hosts “games”, in the sense of the short-circuits and parodies of consumerism by Tom Sachs, the surreal chronicles of Os Gêmeos, the experimentations of the graffiti masters Futura and Mode2, the constructivism of Boris Tellegen (aka Delta), right up to the irreverent pulp iconographies of Kostas Seremetis.
Each of the other Artists occupies one of the rooms of the Palazzina with some of the most important works and sculptures that they have produced, accompanied by site-specific interventions. Such is the case for Futura, of whom a bronze sculpture will be displayed – “AK46” (2011) – along with an installation created especially for the Modena show. Likewise, Mode2 – whose sculpture represents Mother Earth giving birth to the world: “Mother Earth” (2011) – also present a site-specific installation, and Delta, whose work is represented by “Kid” (2011), a large-scale sculpture produced especially for the event. Os Gêmeos, the Brazilian twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, present an entirely site-specific intervention, the result of the Artists’ stay in Modena.
From June 30th, 2011 to September 18th, 2011.
Palazzina dei Giardini, Modena – Italy.