SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 21 – Alice Guareschi: Into the Forest
September 20 – October 21, 2018
Reception: (new date !) SUNDAY, September 30 @ 3pm
Le Petit Versailles Garden NY NY
346 East Houston Street between Avenues B + C
subways: F – Second Avenue J/M/F – Delancey Street
RAIN OR SHINE
Italian artist Alice Guareschi presents a site-specific installation specially conceived for LPV garden’s big walls. The work focuses on the charming “otherness” of a little garden embedded in the city streets and buildings, its precious role of offering a different space-time to the passers-by, highlighting the strength of nature and its visionary and poetic power.
During the opening night, and before all the other live events scheduled until the end of the show, a soundtrack of natural sounds will accompany the images displayed in the garden.
Alice Guareschi (Italy, 1976) lives and works in Milano. Her work includes a wide range of media such as writing, sculpture and video. She holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Bologna. In 2005 she was resident artist at the Palais de Tokyo’s Le Pavillon in Paris, and in 2008 she was awarded with the Young Italian Art’s grant promoted by the Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum’s Friends Supporters. Solo shows include Galleria Alessandro De March (Milano), Centre Culturel Français (Milano), Galleria Sonia Rosso (Torino), Castello di Rivoli (Torino), Microscope Gallery (NYC), Galerie DREI (Cologne) and Joey Ramone Gallery (Rotterdam). Group shows include Exit. Nuove geografie dell’arte in Italia, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino); The Final Cut, Palais de Tokyo (Paris); Aperto per Lavori in Corso, PAC (Milano); XV Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Roma); Disarming Matter, Dunkers Kulturhus (Helsingborg); Fantasmata, Arge/Kunst Galleria Museo (Bolzano); Il Belpaese dell’Arte, Gamec Galleria Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Bergamo); This and There, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard (Paris); Autoritratti, MAMbo Museo d’Arte Moderna (Bologna); Andata e ricordo: souvenir de voyage, Mart Contemporary Art Museum (Rovereto); Portrait of the Artist as Young (Wo)Man, Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum (Torino); Tutta l’Italia è silenziosa, Accademia di Spagna and Accademia Tedesca (Roma); Due South, Delaware Contemporary (Philadelphia).
Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the Office of City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.