BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW // JOSEPH KLIBANSKY
March 24th - May 1st 2016
Beautiful Tomorrow by Joseph Klibansky.
Location: Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco 2847, Venice.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00, every day.
Curators: Luca Berta, Francesca Giubilei + Demetrio Paparoni.
Beautiful Tomorrow is the first solo show in Italy by the artist Joseph Klibansky. The exhibition presents more than 30 works narrating the spectacular creative path of one of the most interesting young artists from The Netherlands today.
A 7-meter spaceman balances precariously on top of a giant chair along the Grand Canal. A frowning gorilla blows a toy trumpet in the ballroom of a luxurious noble palace. The rainforest grows between silk brocades to reveal a golden sculpture.
Irreverent and poetic sculptures such as these redenred in resin, bronze, gold leaf are displayed along with Klibansky's intricate digital paintings in which familiar urban landscapes overlap with remote wild environments. These pieces display a distinctive use of new technologies creating bi-dimensional works that originate from a superimposition of hundreds of photographs, on which the artist repeatedly intervenes with acrylic paint retouches on cotton paper, finished with glossy liquid resin.
The sculptures, mainly cast bronze and resin, incorporate use of 3D scanning and printing. A human touch remains integral to the work in that the final coating or polishing is always operated by the artist, thus reinforcing his interest in the interaction between old and new, cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship.