Object Not Found

February 25 – 26, 2012

The artists featured in Parlour No. 21, Object Not Found, all have art practices in which what matters to them is a conceptually-driven process—not a final object. But, “Object Not Found” as a title is fitting for more than that reason alone. The phrase also happens to be an online error message, one that most people have come across when they have searched for a URL that no longer exists. To think about not ending up with an object as a glitch rings true when thinking about our consumerist society. However, these artists offer a variety of ways to find the validity in exactly that. They achieve this through the economy of exchange, a perpetual beginning, an exploration and celebration of the missing, and an ever-moving environment. All of this to say that often it is more interesting when we don’t find what we were looking for.

Object Not Found features works by Venice-based artists Nico Angiuli, Nina Fiocco & Nicola Turrini, Serena Vestrucci, Mexican artist Leo Marz and New York-based artist Miryana Todorova. The exhibition is co-organized by Serena Maccianti and hosted by artist Ruggero Romanelli in Cannaregio, Venice.

Press Release

Installation view, Miryana Todorova, Movable (Orange), 2011, lycra and plastic tubing

Installation view, Nico Angiuli, Senza Titolo (Acquarello con cuffia), 2012, watercolor on cardboard and paper with audio

Featured artist Nico Angiuli in center background

Foreground: Installation view, Nina Fiocco & Nicola Turrini, Three of an Infinite Amount of Attempts to Catch Sight of the Divine by Looking Directly at the Sun, 2012, three framed photographs, 20 x 30 cm each

Foreground: Installation view, Nina Fiocco & Nicola Turrini, Three of an Infinite Amount of Attempts to Catch Sight of the Divine by Looking Directly at the Sun, 2012, three framed photographs, 20 x 30 cm each. Background left: Featured artists Nicola Turrini and Nina Fiocco

Leo Marz, CHATS, 2011, video

Central loft: Installation view, Serena Vestrucci, Piccola opera barattabile con piccola opera, 2010, monotype on rolled acetate

Opening night. Parlour No. 21, Object Not Found, Photo credit: Nan McElroy

Opening night. Host Ruggero Romanelli (left) and friends, Photo credit: Nan McElroy

Installation view, Miryana Todorova, Movable (Orange), 2011, lycra and plastic tubing

Opening Night. Co-organizer Serena Maccianti (right) and friends

Opening night. Featured artist Nina Fiocco (right) and friend, Photo credit: Nan McElroy

Opening Night. Host Ruggero Romanelli, Roberto Mazzetto and Sara Vio