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MICHELANGELO GALLIANI – UNDERGROUND FEVER
October 5-11:00 am - October 14-6:30 pm
Michelangelo Galliani – Underground Fever
4 – 14 October 2023
Vernissage: Wednesday 4th October 6.30 – 9.30 PM
In the evocative setting of the Crypt Gallery beneath St. Pancras church in London, Cris Contini Contemporary presents ‘Underground Fever’, the latest exhibition by the Italian sculptor Michelangelo Galliani.
Michelangelo Galliani condenses a series of works created in recent years and some unpublished ones with a strong spiritual character. Considering the place that is so suggestive, the artist would like to create a dialogue and a relationship between two dimensions, that of life and death.
The crypts have always been a burial place but, above all, a site where the boundaries merged allowing the living to relive, even if only for a moment, with those who had passed on to another dimension.
The sculptural works that Galliani has thought of exhibiting seek a dialogue between these dimensions and with the remains of what it was, reminding us of the vastness and mystery of the cosmos and its continuous rebirth. Because everything that nourishes the depths of the earth always finds its way back to the surface in different forms.
This concept is enclosed in works like ‘Vanitas’: skulls in different marbles from which life is reborn through the sprouting of a new branch. The itinerary winds through the rooms and corridors of the crypt where, in addition to the works mentioned, there are others in different marbles that merge and in some cases exploit the very elements of the space. There will also be some explanatory videos through which it will be possible to grasp various aspects of the genesis of a marble work of art, from the initial phases to the choice of materials up to its creation and definition.