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Maribelle Bierens

September 27, 2023 5:38 PM


Now on view until October 8th in Milan, "Unannounced: The Other Voices of Silence". Curated by Marta Orsola Sironi and organised by Mattia Pozzoni Art Advisory, this exhibition explores the theme of voice, both in its presence and absence.

Installation shot 'Unannounced: The Other Voices of Silence'. Photography by @crates.design

Featuring the works of fifteen emerging artists from the United Kingdom and Italy, Alessio Barchitta, Giuditta Branconi, James Cabaniuk, Nicole Colombo, Kat Giordano, Filippo Gualazzi, Hannah Lim, Aronne Pleuteri, Zayn Qahtani, Gianna Rubini, Adelisa Selimbasic, Maddalena Tesser, Katie Tomlinson, Georgia-May Travers Cook, and Sidney Westenskow, this exhibition seeks to shed light on the multifaceted nature of the voice. It addresses the voice as a physical element deeply connected to our individual experiences and contexts, as well as a potent medium for conveying meaning and enacting change.

Zayn Qahtani, Entering Soma, 2022. Crystal and earth pigments, water-colour, colour pencil, soft pastel, gansai, abalone, chrome gilt polylactide, Baltic birch. 39 x 64 x 3.5 cm. Unique. Photographer: Jonathan Bassett.

The central premise of "Unannounced" revolves around the idea that the presence or absence of voices can be a defining factor in our connection to various communities and our participation in sociopolitical life. It particularly delves into the experiences of marginalised individuals who have been historically silenced and excluded from mainstream discourse. Starting in the 60s of the last century, social movements have highlighted the importance of listening to and acknowledging these marginalised voices, fostering the potential for change and resistance against established norms. 

"Unannounced" showcases how these "other voices of silence" serve as catalysts for transformation, awakening us from complacency and inspiring us to envision a different, more inclusive world beyond the confines of the status quo. Each artist explores themes of absence, silence, resistance, and situatedness in our collective existence as human beings. Through various artistic media and forms, they engage in a dialogue that encourages viewers to reconsider their role in sociopolitical life and reflect on the myriad voices that shape our shared reality.

For more information or appointments, you can contact mosironi@beadvisors-art.co.uk or m@mattiapozzoni.com 

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