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Critical Anthology - Renato Barilli - The Triumph of Nexus



It's immediately highlighted that Vinicio Momoli's work, is Minimalism inspired, an essential and big movement emerged in the 68th revolution frame, specially cause it taught to all necessity to invade space with massive forms and totally material inertia. But that movement, in the principal exponents versions Bob Morris, Donald Judd, Carl Andre and even in the neons of Dan Flavin, suffered of an annoying tare, it confirms a morphological code dependence, founded on the right angle, on the cutting dihedral and other solutions with a total old geometrical abstractionism subjection, tough renovated adding large doses of pure state materiality inside.



By the way, just the leader Morris well understood a bit after, the partial irrelevance of their first version and he overturned product, passing to practice a radical Anti-form, relying to typical soft materials, like soft and drooping felts.
Momoli also maintained that decisive correction, using since his path beginning, organic origin materials as wood, cloth, or stone too, but from geological excavations where he took the primal stratification modality too, proceeding with multiple and overlapping levels.
Our artist, used two measures to avoid the geometric abstraction's rigors: the color's introduction, a factor completely ignored by the Minimalists in their first period who's wanted do talk only the hard character of the metal surfaces.



Momoli had pleasantly interspersed the various planes of arrangement instead, as it would a good housewife who's packing a lasagna plate, proceeding then to place in alternation one layer of pasta and a stacked one of sauce, usually superabundant and therefore hydro outside the space assigned. Moving from the domestic kitchen code, to as the original art of masonry, we could also say, just like a mason in laying brick to brick, Momoli has brought out lime came out from the edges.



He wanted above all, the gravity force came into the game, while strata lying in horizontal, they has been bulging in their center, suffering the weight of what was accumulated above them. In this way we could also say, the Our is immediately passed to the Antiform stage, without being crushed too much by the formal rigor's requirements. This also happened when, in apparent deference to the initial Minimalism precepts, he gave up the poor and spontaneous materials of the masonry home art, to adopt metal sheets maybe elements of a design born to manufacture table tops beyond a reproach manner, and therefore with strained horizontal.
But seems to me, even in this case, you can always see a sag of those plans in their core, also victims of a providential gravity force ready to insert an organicity note.



It's sufficient to analyze the overall title' s Momoli gives to his various proposal by the way, Nexiture, a neologism fully of versatile meanings. Weaving concept is a confirm of an inspiration still about organic origin. Infact the tissue met in nature, or even in artificial product if made of fluffy fibers derived from plant or animal world. Bind in the sam time concept, is then repeated from that Nexus ready to added himself, and than to reaffirm the willingness to reach to an original and unmistakable proposal. There are other useful variants, in this "link" in this gordian knot, which the artist decided to break with an eloquent gesture.



Sometimes the stones layers rise vertically, but this doesn't prevent the artist's will, to leave a mark. It seems indeed he want to dash against, transfix side by side, stamping a negative silhouette. It's also a way to declare minimal materials are not up to the last world, but the artist wants always leave an impression over them. Or he lend to dial each other, try to each other collect, even there by the way, acting as our remote ancestors who to fabricate refuge places, puts together the plates taken from the ground.



Ligament idea in short, holds the entire Momoli's production, to a level sometimes he decided to leave the full volumes and highlight only the gaps, exposing the boundaries network which would have to embed the different fragments taken from the outside world. Then there's a Minimalism homage again, in the Flavin amended, Momoli in fact doesn't give up to entrust this decision to make the connection with the neon use. Everything takes place, everything is bound, in a vast bricolage operation played on multiple keys.


Biography



Vinicio Momoli was born in San Giorgio delle Pertiche, Padua, in 1942, in the Paduan territory, where they are expressed, over the centuries, some of the major Italian and European artists and scholars. His vivacity and his curiosity led him, from an early age, to travel and to move through the world of art and culture, putting him in contact with the Parisian avant-garde and New Yorkers, giving rise to its original expressive research, due to the thought minimalist and simplicity of Form - matter - color.
Mainly active in Castelfranco Veneto and Paris, he exhibited mainly in Europe, Canada and the United States. He participated in the biennials of Kuwait, Beijing and Venice. His debut date of the early seventies. Already in 1971 he participated in several group shows in Veneto and in 1974 he exhibited at the Harrison Gallery Club in New York.
After New York, took part in several solo and group exhibitions in galleries and exhibition spaces throughout the country. In 1984 he participated in the "Nouvelles Perspectives" space Bonvin UNESCO in Paris. In 1986 he exhibited at the Galleria Meetings, in Mestre (VE) and published the catalog "The Flight of Icarus" with the text "Messages of Love" by Giorgio Ruggeri. In 1989 in Castelfranco Veneto presents the exhibition "Recent Works 88-89 " at Casa Giorgione , with catalog essay by Roberto Daolio and , the following year, in Monaco of Bavaria, at the Gallery Hartmann.



In 1991 he was invited to Paris to exhibit Picasso's Espace UNESCO Palace, with texts in the catalog of Omar Calabrese and Julius Ciavoliello.





Between 1991 and 1993 he exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris as part of " Réalitées Nouvelles " in Vienna (Austria) at the Galleria Licandro, in Valencia, Spain, at the Galleria Rita Garcia, with catalog essay by David Perez and Palma de Mallorca at the Galleria Gianni Giacobbi; Taranto at the Gallery Extra -text catalog Valerio Dehò; Fontanella Borghese in Rome at the Galleria, with text in the catalog of Louis Meneghelli. In 1994 he was invited to exhibit "Diecidue Art" in Milan and "The Ostrich Egg" in Turin, with texts in the catalog of Pierre Restany and Boris Brollo. In the same year he participated as guest at the Galleria Pohlhammer, Arbeitswelt Museum, Steyr (Austria) and Treviso, in the exhibition spaces of Ca' dei Carraresi. Still in Palma de Mallorca, at the Gallery Giacobbi Gianni, in 1995.



In 1996 he exhibited at Cittadella, Padua, "The Secrets of place" and in Paris at "Espace Eiffel - Branly." In 1997, he was invited to Turin as part of the exhibition "Va pensiero , Italian Art 1984-1996" and exhibited at the Gallery Pohlhammer of the Arbeitswelt Museum in Steyr , Austria, with catalog essay by Martin Hochleitner. In 1998 he was invited to Santillana del Mar (Santander, Spain) to Las Casas del Aguila y La Parra, with texts in the catalog of Marcos - Ricardo Barnatan and Francisco Javier López Marcano. The exhibition was also presented on the occasion of the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Madrid "ARCO". Solo exhibition at the Galleria Giarina in Verona, and invitation to the International Symposium "Cliff alive" in Caorle (Venice), where it remained his sculpture; in 1998 and in 1999 in Palma de Mallorca, Galeria Gianni Giacobbi. In 2000 he was invited to Bologna, with a solo exhibition at the Galleria g7 and the Biennale of Contemporary art of Kuwait (UAE). Then, in 2001, realized the installation "Insense" in Sens, France, in Anciens Bâtiments Municipaux de la Ville. Exhibits in Casier, Spazio Juliet; Paris, Galerie Weiler; in Trieste, Juliet's Room.



In 2002, still in Paris, at the Galerie Weiler. Exhibits in Abbazia di Spineto (Siena) , in Santander ( Spain) at the Centro Nacional de Fotografia "Words in the Air " , with text in the catalog of Mariano Navarro and again in Spain, in the University of León, "Coin d ' air " , with text in the catalog of José Maria Corominas Madurell . After one year he was invited to Madrid, in the Galeria Tiempos Modernos and to Palma de Mallorca, at the Gallery Gianni Giacobbi. On the occasion of its XXV° anniversary, the University of León commissioned a monumental sculpture to be placed on the campus and organizes a personal catalog with text by Javier Hernando Carrasco. The Second Biennial Beijing 2005 welcomes him with the work "Towards the future ". It was acquired by the Ministry of Culture of China.





In 2006 he won the international competition "Public Art " in Toronto with the " Contrappunto " , for the construction of twenty-eight works , enamel on glass, located outside the "ONE City Hall ." He exhibited also at the Museum Pagani in Castellanza (Varese), "Formaperdere", with text in the catalog of Emma Zanella.



2007 is the year of the great retrospective " 1987-2007 " in Castelfranco Veneto , in the most important areas of the city: Casa Giorgione , Academic Theatre , Esplanade in front of the Cathedral, the Castle Gardens , where his sculpture in Asiago's stone " Contraccanto" is installed permanently. On this occasion was published the catalog "NEXITURE" with introduction of Javier Hernando Carrasco and Edoardo di Mauro and reviews of fourteen prominent critics. In the same year the Foundation Credito Trevigiano Private Banking acquires the sculpture in Asiago's stone "Big Green" for the garden of the home of Villa Emo, Fanzolo di Vedelago (Treviso).



In 2009 he was invited to the 53rd Venice Biennale , where he presented " Nexiture Contact," a monumental sculpture permanently installed in the island of Certosa , in the framework of the project " The Ideal City " – curator Boris Brollo. He exhibited at Spazio Thetis, Arsenale of Venice "The Infinite Abstraction" and in Daverio (Varese), at the Galleria Villa Morotti.



In 2010, exhibition at the Galerie Weiler in Paris and at Space 10 Watts of Milan. In 2011 he exhibited again in Palma de Mallorca, at Galeria Carlos Roldos.





2012 sees four major events : Bergamo, Bianchi Store, with the permanent installation of the opera " Epic Nexiture " ; Madrid, solo exhibit at Galeria Tiempos Moderno; Bovezzo (Brescia ) wins the competition for the laying of the monumental permanent "Shadows of via Brede " ; Leòn (Spain), solo exhibit at the Ateneo Cultural El Albeìtar, University of León.
In 2013 he exhibited his personal "Hidden Nexiture "at Gallery Zero of Treviglio, Bergamo; at the Gallery of Contemporary RezArte, Reggio Emilia "Veneto Today" and at Spazio Lazzari of Treviso "Nature and Artifice".



Summer2014: solo exhibit "NEXITURE" in Castelfranco Veneto, in the newly restored Civic Tower and the Castle Gardens. Curators of the exhibition: Renato Barilli, Edoardo Di Mauro.



The same exhibition will result in the Abbey of Spineto, Sarteano (Siena), later in Sarteano (Siena), community hall - ARTFESTIVAL PASSKEY.









September 2014 - Monaco, Monte Carlo - 24th Monaco Yacht Show exhibition permanent works in the yacht "Entourage47".
November 2014 in Guastalla (R. E.), Palazzo Ducale - curator of the exhibition "Unknown Landscapes", Dr. Elena Giampietri.



In 2015 Cipriani Venezia "The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, Somma Lombardo staff (Varese), Malpensa "Rhythms Perceptual" .



2015 participates in group exhibitions of sculpture in Piazzola Sul Brenta (Padua) - "II Biennial Sculpture" and then in September at the Parc du Cap Martin (France) "Les Journées de L'Art Bre-2015".
In October in Turin "Here and Then" actuality of the post modern Italian exhibition curator Prof. Edoardo Di Mauro.
2016 Madrid, Galeria Tiempos Modernos "30 OBRAS" with Chillida, Arroyo, Alechinsky, Valdés ..., curator Carmen Palacio.
May 2016, Barasso (Varese) "ST.ART" OFFICINE CREATIVE - participates in the exhibit "Short Circuit".



Giugno 2016, Toronto (Canada) – Installation “The Brain Project” 2016.





August-September 2016, Procida (Napoli) – Church of Santa Margherita Nuova - Exhibition “Forme nell’isola”.


Artwork Vinicio Momoli

Vinicio Momoli


Critical Anthology - Renato Barilli - The Triumph of Nexus



It's immediately highlighted that Vinicio Momoli's work, is Minimalism inspired, an essential and big movement emerged in the 68th revolution frame, specially cause it taught to all necessity to invade space with massive forms and totally material inertia. But that movement, in the principal exponents versions Bob Morris, Donald Judd, Carl Andre and even in the neons of Dan Flavin, suffered of an annoying tare, it confirms a morphological code dependence, founded on the right angle, on the cutting dihedral and other solutions with a total old geometrical abstractionism subjection, tough renovated adding large doses of pure state materiality inside.



By the way, just the leader Morris well understood a bit after, the partial irrelevance of their first version and he overturned product, passing to practice a radical Anti-form, relying to typical soft materials, like soft and drooping felts.
Momoli also maintained that decisive correction, using since his path beginning, organic origin materials as wood, cloth, or stone too, but from geological excavations where he took the primal stratification modality too, proceeding with multiple and overlapping levels.
Our artist, used two measures to avoid the geometric abstraction's rigors: the color's introduction, a factor completely ignored by the Minimalists in their first period who's wanted do talk only the hard character of the metal surfaces.



Momoli had pleasantly interspersed the various planes of arrangement instead, as it would a good housewife who's packing a lasagna plate, proceeding then to place in alternation one layer of pasta and a stacked one of sauce, usually superabundant and therefore hydro outside the space assigned. Moving from the domestic kitchen code, to as the original art of masonry, we could also say, just like a mason in laying brick to brick, Momoli has brought out lime came out from the edges.



He wanted above all, the gravity force came into the game, while strata lying in horizontal, they has been bulging in their center, suffering the weight of what was accumulated above them. In this way we could also say, the Our is immediately passed to the Antiform stage, without being crushed too much by the formal rigor's requirements. This also happened when, in apparent deference to the initial Minimalism precepts, he gave up the poor and spontaneous materials of the masonry home art, to adopt metal sheets maybe elements of a design born to manufacture table tops beyond a reproach manner, and therefore with strained horizontal.
But seems to me, even in this case, you can always see a sag of those plans in their core, also victims of a providential gravity force ready to insert an organicity note.



It's sufficient to analyze the overall title' s Momoli gives to his various proposal by the way, Nexiture, a neologism fully of versatile meanings. Weaving concept is a confirm of an inspiration still about organic origin. Infact the tissue met in nature, or even in artificial product if made of fluffy fibers derived from plant or animal world. Bind in the sam time concept, is then repeated from that Nexus ready to added himself, and than to reaffirm the willingness to reach to an original and unmistakable proposal. There are other useful variants, in this "link" in this gordian knot, which the artist decided to break with an eloquent gesture.



Sometimes the stones layers rise vertically, but this doesn't prevent the artist's will, to leave a mark. It seems indeed he want to dash against, transfix side by side, stamping a negative silhouette. It's also a way to declare minimal materials are not up to the last world, but the artist wants always leave an impression over them. Or he lend to dial each other, try to each other collect, even there by the way, acting as our remote ancestors who to fabricate refuge places, puts together the plates taken from the ground.



Ligament idea in short, holds the entire Momoli's production, to a level sometimes he decided to leave the full volumes and highlight only the gaps, exposing the boundaries network which would have to embed the different fragments taken from the outside world. Then there's a Minimalism homage again, in the Flavin amended, Momoli in fact doesn't give up to entrust this decision to make the connection with the neon use. Everything takes place, everything is bound, in a vast bricolage operation played on multiple keys.


Biography



Vinicio Momoli was born in San Giorgio delle Pertiche, Padua, in 1942, in the Paduan territory, where they are expressed, over the centuries, some of the major Italian and European artists and scholars. His vivacity and his curiosity led him, from an early age, to travel and to move through the world of art and culture, putting him in contact with the Parisian avant-garde and New Yorkers, giving rise to its original expressive research, due to the thought minimalist and simplicity of Form - matter - color.
Mainly active in Castelfranco Veneto and Paris, he exhibited mainly in Europe, Canada and the United States. He participated in the biennials of Kuwait, Beijing and Venice. His debut date of the early seventies. Already in 1971 he participated in several group shows in Veneto and in 1974 he exhibited at the Harrison Gallery Club in New York.
After New York, took part in several solo and group exhibitions in galleries and exhibition spaces throughout the country. In 1984 he participated in the "Nouvelles Perspectives" space Bonvin UNESCO in Paris. In 1986 he exhibited at the Galleria Meetings, in Mestre (VE) and published the catalog "The Flight of Icarus" with the text "Messages of Love" by Giorgio Ruggeri. In 1989 in Castelfranco Veneto presents the exhibition "Recent Works 88-89 " at Casa Giorgione , with catalog essay by Roberto Daolio and , the following year, in Monaco of Bavaria, at the Gallery Hartmann.



In 1991 he was invited to Paris to exhibit Picasso's Espace UNESCO Palace, with texts in the catalog of Omar Calabrese and Julius Ciavoliello.





Between 1991 and 1993 he exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris as part of " Réalitées Nouvelles " in Vienna (Austria) at the Galleria Licandro, in Valencia, Spain, at the Galleria Rita Garcia, with catalog essay by David Perez and Palma de Mallorca at the Galleria Gianni Giacobbi; Taranto at the Gallery Extra -text catalog Valerio Dehò; Fontanella Borghese in Rome at the Galleria, with text in the catalog of Louis Meneghelli. In 1994 he was invited to exhibit "Diecidue Art" in Milan and "The Ostrich Egg" in Turin, with texts in the catalog of Pierre Restany and Boris Brollo. In the same year he participated as guest at the Galleria Pohlhammer, Arbeitswelt Museum, Steyr (Austria) and Treviso, in the exhibition spaces of Ca' dei Carraresi. Still in Palma de Mallorca, at the Gallery Giacobbi Gianni, in 1995.



In 1996 he exhibited at Cittadella, Padua, "The Secrets of place" and in Paris at "Espace Eiffel - Branly." In 1997, he was invited to Turin as part of the exhibition "Va pensiero , Italian Art 1984-1996" and exhibited at the Gallery Pohlhammer of the Arbeitswelt Museum in Steyr , Austria, with catalog essay by Martin Hochleitner. In 1998 he was invited to Santillana del Mar (Santander, Spain) to Las Casas del Aguila y La Parra, with texts in the catalog of Marcos - Ricardo Barnatan and Francisco Javier López Marcano. The exhibition was also presented on the occasion of the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Madrid "ARCO". Solo exhibition at the Galleria Giarina in Verona, and invitation to the International Symposium "Cliff alive" in Caorle (Venice), where it remained his sculpture; in 1998 and in 1999 in Palma de Mallorca, Galeria Gianni Giacobbi. In 2000 he was invited to Bologna, with a solo exhibition at the Galleria g7 and the Biennale of Contemporary art of Kuwait (UAE). Then, in 2001, realized the installation "Insense" in Sens, France, in Anciens Bâtiments Municipaux de la Ville. Exhibits in Casier, Spazio Juliet; Paris, Galerie Weiler; in Trieste, Juliet's Room.



In 2002, still in Paris, at the Galerie Weiler. Exhibits in Abbazia di Spineto (Siena) , in Santander ( Spain) at the Centro Nacional de Fotografia "Words in the Air " , with text in the catalog of Mariano Navarro and again in Spain, in the University of León, "Coin d ' air " , with text in the catalog of José Maria Corominas Madurell . After one year he was invited to Madrid, in the Galeria Tiempos Modernos and to Palma de Mallorca, at the Gallery Gianni Giacobbi. On the occasion of its XXV° anniversary, the University of León commissioned a monumental sculpture to be placed on the campus and organizes a personal catalog with text by Javier Hernando Carrasco. The Second Biennial Beijing 2005 welcomes him with the work "Towards the future ". It was acquired by the Ministry of Culture of China.





In 2006 he won the international competition "Public Art " in Toronto with the " Contrappunto " , for the construction of twenty-eight works , enamel on glass, located outside the "ONE City Hall ." He exhibited also at the Museum Pagani in Castellanza (Varese), "Formaperdere", with text in the catalog of Emma Zanella.



2007 is the year of the great retrospective " 1987-2007 " in Castelfranco Veneto , in the most important areas of the city: Casa Giorgione , Academic Theatre , Esplanade in front of the Cathedral, the Castle Gardens , where his sculpture in Asiago's stone " Contraccanto" is installed permanently. On this occasion was published the catalog "NEXITURE" with introduction of Javier Hernando Carrasco and Edoardo di Mauro and reviews of fourteen prominent critics. In the same year the Foundation Credito Trevigiano Private Banking acquires the sculpture in Asiago's stone "Big Green" for the garden of the home of Villa Emo, Fanzolo di Vedelago (Treviso).



In 2009 he was invited to the 53rd Venice Biennale , where he presented " Nexiture Contact," a monumental sculpture permanently installed in the island of Certosa , in the framework of the project " The Ideal City " – curator Boris Brollo. He exhibited at Spazio Thetis, Arsenale of Venice "The Infinite Abstraction" and in Daverio (Varese), at the Galleria Villa Morotti.



In 2010, exhibition at the Galerie Weiler in Paris and at Space 10 Watts of Milan. In 2011 he exhibited again in Palma de Mallorca, at Galeria Carlos Roldos.





2012 sees four major events : Bergamo, Bianchi Store, with the permanent installation of the opera " Epic Nexiture " ; Madrid, solo exhibit at Galeria Tiempos Moderno; Bovezzo (Brescia ) wins the competition for the laying of the monumental permanent "Shadows of via Brede " ; Leòn (Spain), solo exhibit at the Ateneo Cultural El Albeìtar, University of León.
In 2013 he exhibited his personal "Hidden Nexiture "at Gallery Zero of Treviglio, Bergamo; at the Gallery of Contemporary RezArte, Reggio Emilia "Veneto Today" and at Spazio Lazzari of Treviso "Nature and Artifice".



Summer2014: solo exhibit "NEXITURE" in Castelfranco Veneto, in the newly restored Civic Tower and the Castle Gardens. Curators of the exhibition: Renato Barilli, Edoardo Di Mauro.



The same exhibition will result in the Abbey of Spineto, Sarteano (Siena), later in Sarteano (Siena), community hall - ARTFESTIVAL PASSKEY.









September 2014 - Monaco, Monte Carlo - 24th Monaco Yacht Show exhibition permanent works in the yacht "Entourage47".
November 2014 in Guastalla (R. E.), Palazzo Ducale - curator of the exhibition "Unknown Landscapes", Dr. Elena Giampietri.



In 2015 Cipriani Venezia "The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, Somma Lombardo staff (Varese), Malpensa "Rhythms Perceptual" .



2015 participates in group exhibitions of sculpture in Piazzola Sul Brenta (Padua) - "II Biennial Sculpture" and then in September at the Parc du Cap Martin (France) "Les Journées de L'Art Bre-2015".
In October in Turin "Here and Then" actuality of the post modern Italian exhibition curator Prof. Edoardo Di Mauro.
2016 Madrid, Galeria Tiempos Modernos "30 OBRAS" with Chillida, Arroyo, Alechinsky, Valdés ..., curator Carmen Palacio.
May 2016, Barasso (Varese) "ST.ART" OFFICINE CREATIVE - participates in the exhibit "Short Circuit".



Giugno 2016, Toronto (Canada) – Installation “The Brain Project” 2016.





August-September 2016, Procida (Napoli) – Church of Santa Margherita Nuova - Exhibition “Forme nell’isola”.


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