The Rooster Gallery at Artissima 2017
For its 24th edition from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 November in Turin, Artissima will feature at the OVAL Pavilion 206 contemporary art galleries from 32 countries. The 2017 edition directed by Ilaria Bonacossa includes many new features, such as a new curated section, ‘Disegni’, which joins the established ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Present Future’ areas, coordinated by international boards of curators and directors and respectively focused on the great pioneers of contemporary art and emerging talents.
There will also be established galleries (Main Section), young galleries that have opened over the last 5 years (New Entries), projects that interface 2 or 3 artists (Dialogue), and a section on contemporary art publications (Art Editions).
The Rooster Gallery presents the works of two outstanding painters Adomas Danusevičius and Kristina Ališauskaitė.
Adomas Danusevičius’ artworks combine the insights of gender theory, political and confrontational aims with intimacy and personal narratives. One of the first to start exploring the topic of masculinity infrequently found in Lithuanian art, in his latest works (predominantly portraits) Danusevičius devotes special attention to the phenomenon of camp, which celebrates stylization, exaggeration, and mannerism. The artist uses the expression of camp to deconstruct the traditional images of masculinity and reveal their artificiality. Employing references to famous works of art, phenomena of pop culture and stereotypical images circulating there, he analyzes how an individual’s identity is constructed, created and imitated. In his works, painting more often is not only a tool for representation, but also itself is conceptualized as a medium – in other words, it not only represents camp, but also itself becomes an example of it. The artist’s interest in the possibilities of different means of expression and their interaction is testified by a series of sculptural ceramic objects that supplement the paintings.
The project is partially financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture