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The second monographic exhibition, that will be held at the Cozzi swimming pool in Milan, is dedicated to the Italian artist Giulio Frigo.

Giulio Frigo (1984) is today one of the most promising and interesting young artists on the Italian scene for his extremely refined and sophisticated use of painting, light and color. The exhibition was the winner of the Exhibit Program – promoted by the General Direction of Contemporary Creativity of the MiBACT –  for its curatorial quality and for its ability to make artistic expression coexist with the activities of the swimming pool, which will remain open to swimmers for the duration of the exhibition.

In the large gallery overlooking the internal pool, the artist presents his new complex installation, consisting of two large paintings and a corridor of PVC tubes that visitors can explore.

Credits Francesca Ferrari
In superficie (Spinoza topologico I)
Oil on board, optical fibers, 244x183cm
Credits Francesca Ferrari
PVC pipes Ø 2x4mm
Credits Francesca Ferrari
Presentatori di presenza (Pulviscoli Eraclitei)
Oil and phosphorescent acrylic on board, UV light,

The itinerary continues with other paintings exhibited in the mosaic-covered bathroom from the 1930s, a space normally inaccessible to the public that will be opened just for the exhibition and will host a sonorization composed by Carlo Boccadoro, artistic director of the Sentieri selvaggi ensemble.

Credits Francesca Ferrari
Phosphorescent acrylic on canvas, UV light, 240x180cm
Credits Francesca Ferrari
In superficie (Spinoza topologico II)
Oil on board, 50x70cm

The interaction between art and contemporary music, innovative for its inclusive practice, is one of the central elements of this edition, in particular of this second event which is part of the Kunsthalle for music project, winner of the Quality Culture open call launched by the Fondazione Cariplo.

The protagonist for the musical part is the Sentieri selvaggi ensemble with its director Carlo Boccadoro, who curated and realized the soundtrack of the main installation, result of a residence with the artist to explore the close connection between image and sound. 

In the exhibition there will also be video contributions by scholars and philosophers connected to the themes of the festival. Unlike the classic talks, there will televisions, spread along the exhibition, on which the visitor can see the short pre-recorded videos. This curatorial choice was inspired by one of the large paintings on display, depicting four Rai (Italian national television) presenters, testifying the link that the artist has with the world of television.

Credits Francesca Ferrari
Interview with Rocco Ronchi


X edition
The Reflecting Pool
16 October – 16 November Cozzi swimming pool

Curatorial text

With the support of:
Fondazione Cariplo
Regione Lombardia
Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile (DIRAC)

With the contribution of:

With the patronage of:
Comune di Milano

Galleria Francesca Minini
Associazione Le Belle Arti
Studio Mosae

In collaboration with:
Sentieri selvaggi

Romano swimming pool 1° chapter

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