Raoul Gilioli at the HUB
Raoul Gilioli exhibits for The HUB his last three projects, dedicated to our own research to a inner identity throught the myth of Roman Polanski's cinema, the gipsy skaters' street culture and the talking mirrors, metaphors of lives on facebook. These projects, sponsored by DC and separately presented in important galleries and museums, will be exposed all together exclusively for The HUB, creating a unique path about the theme of identity.the exhibition starts the 28th of April and will last until 1st of June 2012. (opening days and hours : Thursday and Friday , from 12 to 5pm).
Every project, in this exhibition sponsored by DC, is narrated through photographies, light-boxes, videos and installations. A big interactive totem made of black glass (quote from 2001: A Space Odyssey) will narrate humanity in his different typologies using sensorial tools. The artist wanders about every human's choices in every moment of his life, expressing himself and communicating who he is and what he would like to be.
Social structures like facebook and twitter help people to tell who they are through songs and pictures and to communicate immediately to a lot of people their dreams and fears.
But the concrete comparison is in real life where everyday, choosing a pair of shoes, haircut or car, we become who we want to be: actors, gypsies, mirrors on which is reflected the eye of who is looking at us.
The exhibition ends with the presentation of the new video project called 'NOW', which will be directed by Raoul Gilioli through five continents and 200 video interviews to people met in the road to which he will ask the same question about the meaning of life.
Some info about Raoul Gilioli
Raoul Gilioli, artist and designer from Turin, after concluding his art studies has lived for three years in central America, dedicating himself to surf and photographing nomadic communities. Later, after a training in Rotterdam as a designer, he created at Turin the jewellery brand 'Ion' and the design brand 'Format-C'.
As a photographer he has exposed and taken part to several exhibitions in Italy and abroad and for the last Torino Film Festival he has presented his work about Roman Polanski called 'Permeabilitè'.
In April 2011 he presented at Palazzo Birago his project 'You at the mirror', an installation which consisted in talking mirrors.
On June he inaugurated a momument called '8SK8' dedicated to the city of Turin and inspired by the world of skateboard and his hard cohabitation with the city.