VIncenzo Marsiglia

Exchiesetta is pleased to host Clopen, Vincenzo Marsiglia’s solo exhibition (Belvedere Marittimo, CS, 1972) curated by Roberto Lacarbonara.

In the jargon of Topology, the term “clopen” is used to describe a set of numbers that is both closed and open, a condition that can only take place in two possible situations: the set of Real Numbers (both rational and irrational numbers) or in the case of an Empty Set.
With his work Clopen, Vincenzo Marsiglia visualizes the abstract, mathematical and geometrical function of shape and volume in the historical building now famous as Exchiesetta. A connection- between internal and external, indoor and outdoor- made even more relevant by projecting on the building's facade orthogonal and diagonal lines that run across the inside of the building and reinterpret the solid and compact structure of this Romanesque church in terms of a “formula”, of a rational organization of lines, spaces, volumes and proportions.
A further connection is made between rational and irrational meanings. Vincenzo Marsiglia hints at the religious nature of the the building, at its originally sacred essence in which unity of the whole and the mystical concept of Void, reach a spiritual balance. In other words, Clopen is the combination of a space that is at the same time real and surreal, open and closed, physical and spiritual.
At night, from the black iron frame that retraces the surface of the facade the bright profile of a four point compass rose with its central and cardinal directions emerges. Meanwhile, through the walls a blacklight defines the construction lines of the building, thus overturning the indoor space with the outdoor space, the empty and full portions of a shape.

Belvedere Marittimo (CS), 1972; lives and works in Soncino (CR)
Main exhibitions

Solo Shows
“Be the First”, D10 Art Space Geneva curated by Janine Sarbu e Julie Fazio
“Ieri e Oggi, un ricordo”, Leo Galleries Monza curated by Matteo Galbiati
“Optical Room”, Aurum Pescara curated by Marcella Russo
“The Mirror Room”, Base Milano an idea of Uncommon for The Boston Consulting Group
“Interactive Arcade” Palazzo Bevilacqua Ariosti Bologna curated by Eli Sassoli de’ Bianchi e Olivia Spatola
“Dopo-Logica” Palazzo Ducale e Teatro all'Antica Sabbioneta curated by Matteo Galbiati

Group shows
“Intersezioni Digitali. Esperienze percettive nell’arte digitale”, Chiesa storica San Martino di Lupari Padova curated by Ennio Bianco
“Memoria Collettiva” Casa spazio ospita casa sponge, Casa Spazio Palermo Border Crossing Collateral Events Manifesta 12 curated by Lorenzo Calamia e Serena Ribaudo
“Focus Monza” Cantiere Tempo, Villa Reale Monza curated by Matteo Galbiati
“Visit Us Now”, Priveekollektie The Netherlands
“Arteam Cup 2018” Contemporary art prize, Fondazione Dino Zoli curated by Livia Savorelli e Matteo Galbiati
“Casa Sponge 10 - Arte e sperimentazione nel segno della collettività”, Casa Sponge Pergola curated by Serena Ribaudo
“Forever Never Comes” Metabolismo del Tempo, Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma Grosseto curated by Lapo Simeoni
“Bau Gps - Global Partecipation System”, GAMC Galleria d’arte moderna e Contemporanea
“Eterne Stagioni”, Palazzo del Monferrato Alessandria curated by Matteo Galbiati

Vincenzo Marsiglia
curated by Roberto Lacarbonara
22 December 2018 – 10 January 2019
Open 24 hours a day
Exchiesetta, Santo Stefano lane - the historic center of Polignano a Mare
Info: +39 3332225445