23 March 2023

Caterina Silva: Backspelled, 2023, mixed media on calico, 50x70cm

Two at a time, sixteen painters have been invited by Marco Emmanuele to meet in his studio over the

course of 2022 for a ‘relational painting’ session using the Drawing Machine #5.2, a device created by the artist that is capable of producing serial signs starting from the movements of a subject-guide.

On show is the result of this experience.

Rather than an exhibition on painting, Amici o Pittori is intended to be an exhibition on friendship – after all, what is painting if not a dialogue between human beings?

These considerations gave rise to the Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis. Ipotesi per una quadreria project, an invitation addressed by Fondazione Pastificio Cerere to the artists involved to create a picture gallery composed of their works, which will be set up in Spazio Molini.

Amici o pittori | Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, via degli Ausoni 7, Roma

Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis. Ipotesi per una quadreria
Spazio Molini, Pastificio Cerere, via degli Ausoni 7, Roma
Until 15th April

A project by Marco EmmanueleCon Marco Affaitati, Paolo Assenza, Orazio Battaglia, Dario Carratta, Giulio Catelli, Valerio Di Fiore, Marco Eusepi, Krizia Galfo, Alessandro Gianni, Luca Grechi, Charlotte Janis, Emiliano Maggi, Andrea Mauti, Gianni Politi, Fabrizio Sartori e Caterina Silva.

Photos are courtesy of Andrea Veneri, Eleonora Cerri Pecorella, and Carlo Romano

Painting realized by Caterina Silva following the instruction of Dario Carratta
Painting realized by Dario Carratta following the instruction of Caterina Silva
Amici o pittori, installation view, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere