IL VALORE. Data studies
What happens when painting approaches data analysis?
“THE VALUE. Data studies” is the first solo show of Italian artist Chiara Sorgato in Milan since 2015. On display a selection of artworks developed mainly in the last year and belonging to a pictorial cycle still in progress.
A body of work that combines visual research with the study of what the author defines as numerical micro particles of reality. Not being able to exclude the importance that data have gained in our contemporaneity, the artist offers a new method of fruition, a way that involves and stimulates mind and gaze at the same time.
What could be a cold vision of acquired data, through the evocative power of the image and the sensitivity of the viewer, becomes contemplation and reflection. Chiara Sorgato practice has been exploring socio-cultural and contemporary issues for years.
In her works she analyzes the relationship between cultures and religions, the condition of women and the conflicts embedded in the social structures. The exhibition includes all these topics, bringing to the audience eye and ear some of the most daring and uncomfortable issues related to the analysis of the contemporary society.
The exhibition is conceived as an audio-visual journey in which the audience is guided to discover the stories hidden behind each artwork. In order to make the most of the experience, it is recommended to bring headphones and smartphones.
Chiara Sorgato (Padua, 1985) graduated in Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, in 2010. In 2012 she won an artists’ residency at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice. In 2013 she was one of the finalists of the 14° Premio Cairo and of the 64° Premio Michetti “La Bellezza Necessaria”. She won a special price for the best young artist in the painting section of the Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna in 2010. Some of her group shows include: “Opera 2012”, Galleria San Marco (VE), curated by Rachele D’Osualdo and Angela Vettese (2013); “Coordinates” Off Dak’Art, Les Petites Pierres, Dakar, curated by Adji Dieye (2014); “Rilevamenti 1”, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Cassino, curated by Bruno Corà and Marco Tonelli (2016). Some of her solo shows include: “Brodolom Teme” Galleria Tenzor, Ptuj, curated by Vladimir Forbici and Marika Vicari (2010); “From first to last – through violence and dust”, Studio d’Arte Cannaviello, Milan, curated by Matilde Scaramellini (2015); “Idoli della mente”, Piccola Galleria, Bassano del Grappa, curated by Emanuele Beluffi (2017). She lives and works in Milan.