[dip] is a contemporary art gallery located in Lugano, opened by Michela Negrini in October 2016. Representing a range of international artists, [dip] shares a deep commitment to art and a strong belief in the contribution that artists make to the world. [dip] aims at being a stimulating platform for exploring new developments in international contemporary art, across a range of practices and media, building a bridge between art and society, raising public attention on the issues that inspire and challenge our society. Through exhibitions, education and debate [dip] aims at  promoting the appreciation and understanding of art and artists while being a stimulating platform for exploring new developments in international contemporary art, across a range of practices and media.
[dip] stands on simple founding principles:

  • to present a broad range of art to the widest possible audience;
  • to stimulate artistic debate, understanding and creation;
  • to offer opportunities of education to the next generations;

 

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The diversity of the exhibitions programme sets [dip] as the original home both for well-known names, as for discovering your new favourite artists, providing the public with a perspective on a selection of international artists, while promoting them in Switzerland and Europe. [dip] mission includes setting in motion a dynamic number of initiatives, promoting art and launching an exciting dialogue challenging the existing dynamics and participating to the improvement of human relations, thanks to projects exploring global issues, such as environment, gender, education, multiculturalism. Its interdisciplinary approach, pertaining a critical discourse in various spheres, aims at including collaborations with Universities, institutions and organizations.
To accompany the exhibitions, an education programme and an ongoing series of artists films, feature films and lectures takes place.

    [dip] choice: #mysweetquarantine

#istayhome with….
a short interview with our artists,
weekly,
at this time of isolation

week #1 : Peter Wüthrich
week #2: Paolo Canevari
week #3: Olga Kisseleva
week #4: Carolina Sandretto

week #5: Desmond Leung

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[dip] is open again from May 11

I am very thrilled to announce the re-opening to the public as from May 11th, and welcoming you back the exhibition Peter Wüthrich.TALES

#Mysweetquarantine: Are galleries, museums, art fairs online offerings befitting contemporary technology and audience appetites?

The art world is daily increasing the offer of virtual museum tours, online viewing rooms, websites displaying performance art videos, podcasts and more, sharing and making available to all audiences a massive content. But, is this what people are hungry for? This aggregation of content lack the level of interaction and immersive experiences offered by the social media sites we are used to. In a few short months, our online experiences have been rapidly transformed into something more intimate and open to improvisation – or an appearance of it. The need for close and personal, for shared intimacy and a sense of connection beyond our confinement and isolation being stronger than ever. Since physical reality is confined at home, we turn to spaces that could give us a sense of it. The need to consume unpolished cultural content become a natural appetite, and the online experiences offered by the art world become, by contrast, even more unrelatable.

 

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peter

wüthrich

tales

Opening: March 12, h. 18.00
On view: March 13 – May 25, 2020

Peter Wüthrich’s work evolves around the solid, but precarious fabric “book”, which he uses for construction, colour, picture and lettering; like no other contemporary artist, Wüthrich has been working on the metamorphoses of the book with obsession and ease since the 1990’s. Following and developing his poetic of the “book”, his investigation may easily serve as additional reflection to the changes and questions in today’s media. tales is the first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland and marks the beginning of a collaboration with [dip]. Featuring a selection of recent works, tales reflects the artist’s investigation into books, dissociating them from their original purposes to become infinite metaphors for the world, a recurrent interest which Peter has consistently explored over the course of a career spanning more than thirty years.

 COMUNICATO STAMPA              PRESS RELEASE