[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.

#istayhome with….
a collection of short interviews with our artists, during the first lockdown in 2020

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

week #5: Desmond Leung

    [dip] choice: #mysweetquarantine

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[dip] at Wopart2020 Virtual Fair
26 november: VIP preview from 3pm
27 November – 27 December: Public days 

Visit our virtual presentation at PAD2 Booth 3  featuring works by:
Thukral & Tagra (India); Kawita Vatanajyankur (Thailand); Peter Wüthrich (Switzerland)

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING: Paolo Canevari. Landscapes

OPENING: Paolo Canevari. Landscapes

The exhibition includes works from Canevari’s latest series: Monuments of the Memory – Landscapes, 2020 and Stains, 2020. This works, burned engine oil on paper, are based on the use of a material as a starting point for the interpretation of the work. The waste oil from the car engine, the quintessence of pollution, becomes by osmosis stains and landscapes on initial and final blank pages of old books, sheets and prints recovered by the artist. Dropping or spreading them with burnt industral oil, used as a real color or ink, to create hilly landscapes and suggestic cosmic visions, black holes and dark materials. Canevari’s reflection on pollution, in a very broad sense, appears inevitably. The pollution of nature but also that of news and minds. The stain that slowly covers our life and pollutes our daily lives.
In addition to his latest productions, the exhibition presents works  ranging from the early 1990s until more recently. 

Opening on October 15, 2020, from 4 p.m., with the Artist. 

 

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paolo 
canevari 

landscapes

Opening: October 15, h. 16.00 – 20.00
On view: October 16 – December 20, 2020

LANDSCAPES includes works from Canevari’s latest series: Monuments of the Memory – Landscapes, 2020 and Stains, 2020. This works, burned engine oil on paper, are based on the use of a material as a starting point for the interpretation of the work. The waste oil from the car engine, the quintessence of pollution, becomes by osmosis stains and landscapes on initial and final blank pages of old books, sheets and prints recovered by the artist. Dropping or spreading them with burnt industral oil, used as a real color or ink, to create hilly landscapes and suggestic cosmic visions, black holes and dark materials. Canevari’s reflection on pollution, in a very broad sense, appears inevitably. The pollution of nature but also that of news and minds. The stain that slowly covers our life and pollutes our daily lives.
In addition to his latest productions, the exhibition presents works  ranging from the early 1990s until more recently. The recovery of iconic forms, inspired by classical art history is a prerogative of the Italian artist, who expresses the richness of the past while at the same time he embodies its cultural and artistic burden, a sort of mnemonic horizon without boundaries. Within Paolo Canevari’s artworks, it is evident how the ties with artistic tradition and human history are inextricable and enduring. The use of different raw materials combined with poetic concepts, creates a profound dialectic between idea and form, heaviness and lightness, solidity and docility, tangibility and ephemerality and the symbols of our society are forever bound in a radical opposition of forces.