Carolina Sandretto. ALL  THINGS  LEFT  BEHIND

Visits: 1 February – 30 May, all day
River City Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand 

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to presents the traveling exhibition ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND by Carolina Sandretto at River City Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand.





Paolo Canevari.
58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 

Finissage: 23 november 2019, h.16.30, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti 

For the closing of the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Canevari will perform his Ora pro nobis in the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti. The performance is part of the celebrating events of the exhibition “Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum,” a collateral event of the Venice Biennale, curated by Phong Bui and Francesca Pietropaolo. kok, Thailand.


Carolina Sandretto. CUBA.VIVIR CON

Carolina Sandretto’s latest book “Cuba. Vivir Con”, Silvana Editoriale, is available at bookstores. “The human figure is the focus of attention, captured in its individuality and relationships with others; the co-protagonist is the living space, also considered in a two-fold sense, as both a private and public place. Starting with these essential elements the fascinating journey of Carolina Sandretto unfolds within the special world of the so-called solares.” Walter Guadagnini “Sentimental Portraits”in “Cuba. Vivir Con” Through a series of portrait executed with a medium format camera, Carolina Sandretto documents the Cuban Solar, focusing on their inhabitants and their living spaces. The presentation tour: Camera (Torino), Fondazione Sozzani (Milano), MAXXI (Roma), Museo del 900 (Firenze), Choisi (Lugano).

Paolo Canevari, MAXXI Museum Rome

As from mi-October 2019,  MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy, present its new display and new acquisitions. Among them is Monuments of the Memory, 2019, by Paolo Canevari.

WOPART. Work On Paper Fair

September 20th – 22nd 2019, 11.00h – 19.00h

Booth A15

A selection of works on paper, three generations, three continents. Brazil, China, Italy. Different historical, political and artistic periods. Different social and urban contexts. Through their works, these artists depicts expressions of a visual vocabulary that refers to continuous interconnections between art and society: gathering strong inputs, eager to find a synergy between past and future, oscillating between different contexts. In this different explorations, the landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor for the incessant metamorphosis of society.

Carolina Sandretto. ALL  THINGS  LEFT  BEHIND

Visits: 22 June – 31 August, all day

Vicolo Lavatoi 10, Pietrasanta (LU) – Italy

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to invite you to its temporary pop up in Pietrasanta (LU), Italy.
After the successful exhibition in Lugano, [dip] presents the traveling exhibition ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND by Carolina Sandretto in a magnificent 17’s century building. The photographer Carolina Sandretto once again takes the viewer to Cuba, Svalbard and Antarctica to explore the idea of time and it’s passing and what it signifies for the landscape of things that belong to us. Time and its passing influence objects in a visible way. Their superficies and external aspect change as well as the significance and importance of these things hold for us. They become part of a lost landscape, traces of who we were a testimony of our past life, memory of what we were by what we left behind. Our collective past reflects on the surface of the landscapes depicted, even in places where these things are still in use.
With a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina Sandretto explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.


April 9th – 14th, 2019

[dip] contemporary art is pleased to present its collaboration project with dpot modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture and Arquivo Geraldo de Barros, during Milano Design Week,  with the project POETIC GEOMETRY at Ventura Centrale.
Inside a vaulted warehouse at Via Ferrante Aporti 135, selected works of celebrated brazilian masters like Geraldo de Barros, Lina Bo Bardi and Sergio Bernardes, along with contemporary designers Claudia Moreira Salles and Fernando Prado will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation that pays tribute to Calvino´s ideas of Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity and Consistency
POETIC GEOMETRY, curated by Baba Vacaro, is a project by dpot, in collaboration with [dip] contemporary art and Archive Geraldo de Barros. Set design by Ricardo Bello Dias; lighting design by Carlos Fortes.
Stay tuned for more news.

Ventura Future for MILANO DESIGN WEEK

April 9th – 14th, 2019 at BASE Milano

[dip] contemporary art is pleased to present its collaboration project with Kindof for Milano Design Week. The project, at BASE Milano, features Kindof, a newborn design brand.  Kindof believes in a design which is aesthetic, functional, performative, unique and sustainable. Manipulating steel rebar, it creates new geometries and fornitures for in&outdoor spaces, with several finishing, allowing  for an incredibly wide choice. All products are carefully handy crafted, as well as fully sustainable: every product is made from waste or scrap material. In collaboration with Kindof, [dip] contemporary art, creates limited edition by acclaimed artists.
Paolo Canevari’s chair is presented at Ventura Future 2019
Stay tuned for more news.


October 2018 – February 2019

[dip] contemporary art presents Italian artist Paolo Canevari, one of the most internationally renowned artists of the his generation, for his participation to Bangkok Art Biennale 2018.

THE ARTIST Paolo Canevari is an Italian artist, born in Rome in 1963. He works and lives between Rome and New York and is one of the most internationally renowned artists of the his generation. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions, public commissions and publications throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. His work is collected by major museums throughout the World, including Museum of Modern art MoMA, New York. Paolo Canevari’s work stems from thoughts and reflections on the transient nature of art and on the significance of artistic sculptures in modern society. While wondering on the value and origin of the most intimate aspects of memory, the artist develops his own personal language where symbols, pop culture, historical knowledge and politics are intertwined in a new interpretation of daily life.



Wat Prayurawongsawas Waraviharn (Temple of the Iron Fence)
The temple was built during the reign of King Rama III of the Thai Rattanakosin Kingdom. He was the king of Siam from 1824–1851. Rama III was the elder brother of Mongkut who succeeded him as King Rama IV in 1851. Rama IV became famous beyond Thailand, after being portrayed in The King and I film and stage productions. ‘Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan is a second class level of royal temples.

Geraldo de Barros. LEFT-OVER

September 2018

Geraldo de Barros. LEFT-OVER.
Twenty years after his death, Wopart pays tribute to the great Brazilian artist Geraldo De Barros with LEFT-OVER, an outdoor exhibition in Lugano. 
Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) – Brazilian painter, photographer and designer – was one of the leading exponents of the Brazilian art, forerunner of concrete art and pioneer of abstract photography. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
Curated by Michela Negrini, [dip] contemporary art, the exhibition LEFT-OVER is coordinated by WOPART in cooperation with OMLOG, and provides for the installation of a container of 6 meters, a real outdoor museum of contemporary art, located in Piazza Battaglini from 11 to 24 September 2018. An exhibition conceived to connect  – thanks to art –  not only those who come to visit the fair, but anyone passing through the city.
LEFT-OVER presents a selection of works created in very different moments during the career of the artist, accompanying the audience along a path that marks three distinct periods: the ’40’s, the ’80’s and the ’90’s.  Three FOTOFORMAS, photographs taken with multiple exposures on the negative, engravings and collages, by overlaying images of São Paulo’s cityscape with geometric elements; five SOBRAS, where De Barros uses old family photographs to create collages and new photographic explorations; and 5 silk screen prints from the JOGOS DE DADOS series, a tribute to Mallarmé.  Very different works, all expression of a visual vocabulary that refers to continuous interconnections between art and society: Geraldo de Barros moved from geometry to pop art, from industrial design to photography, producing very different works. Influenced by concrete art and constructivist movement, he changed his view on representation of reality and applied new rules. 
LEFT-OVER, recalling his work, accompanies us along a path that not only shows the use of different means and techniques, but also goes beyond spatial boundaries, moving from the bi-dimensional size of photography to reach at the poly-dimensional one, as in SOBRAS and JOGOS DE DADOS.
It is precisely the image of the dice (throwing) game that captures the essence of Geraldo De Barros’ life:  man and artist who – with his research and experimentation – aspired to a “utopian” world, created through his own works.

Thukral & Tagra. PLAY PREY POP OUT.

Opening: June 20th, 2018

The Exhibition: June 21th-July 8th, 2018


[dip] is delighted to present Indian artists Thukral & Tagra’s first solo show in Thailand.

Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively with a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installations, interactive games, video, performance and design. Thukral & Tagra work on new formats of public engagement and attempt to expand the scope of what art can do. They break out of the mediated and disciplinary world and create multimodal sensory and immersive environments. Their earlier work dealt with tropes of migration and motifs of a globally manifested consumer culture. It questioned the provenance of Indian identity and its various articulations. Their recent work has dealt with the interpretation of Indian mythological narratives and symbols in ways that renew and enliven a largely pedantic and static area of cultural material. From a pop visual character to a predominantly abstract visual approach and compositional philosophy, Thukral & Tagra constantly shift in terms of their grammar and vocabulary. The abstract suggestions of an everyday experience of architecture and urban design in Gurgaon (Haryana, India) and Chandigarh (Punjab, India) is embedded in their visual language. They have offered sociopolitical commentary that is implicit in their aesthetic for the past fifteenyears.



THE ARTISTSThey are unlike any artists you may have met in the millennium. Irreverent, humorous and comically dark, their works — paintings, sculptures, installations and a series of ingenious games — are designed to be entertaining but underlined by a social, spiritual or environmental message. As artists blurring the lines between fine art, pop culture and product placement, they have faced their fair share of criticism. However, their deeply aesthetic creations, reflecting the concerns of our times and backed by mountains of research, have also found tremendous following. Their work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s with eight figure price tags, been picked up by art collectors like Frank Cohen and pop star Elton John, and also been placed alongside international contemporaries like Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami and American multimedia artist Matthew Barney”. Giorgina Maddox, The Hindu.

THE VENUE Central Embassy, Bangkok’s iconic art, fashion and lifestyle destination, is designed to form apart of a larger property with Central Chidlom – adding youthful dynamism andbringing a lifestyle-centric approach to one of Central Group’s most successful retail outlets, under the concept of ‘One Life, Infinite Possibilities’. Offering an unparalleled lifestyle experience that builds upon the group’s peerless retail heritage, Central Embassy continues to serve as a hub for both Thai and international visitors, indulging global shoppers with an inspiring selection of fashion, lifestyle, food, music, art and design.

THE EXHIBITION explore the idea of transposing Indian mythology into a Thai context by rejuvenating narratives and symbols to give an updated dimension to our traditional understanding of cultural matter and living in ethical solidariety. Play Prey Pop Out is an extension to the series Play Pray/Set Point. The artists since 2015 have explored the idea of “play” from a cultural, strategic and psychological perspective, with the project Play Pray. Since 2017, with the exhibition SET POINT, they explore mythology, in particular Indian, with rejuvenating narrative and symbols to give a fresh dimension to the traditional understanding of cultural matter. This exhibition, their first solo show in Thailand, continues the portrayal of mythological events and mathematical assertions through the vocabulary of sports. It is a musing experience of a conscious being trapped in the perplexity of the set of circumstances keeping Ramakien/Ramayana as a central paradigm. The being is conditioned to think, the fragments of social construct demands either to speculate or contemplate. The mind of the being is itinerant, weighed by dilemmas, dignity, love, loyalty, devotion and duty. The artwork seeks to make explicit motifs that are implicit in a contemporary realm.



Profound believers in the interdisciplinary nature of the arts, the collaboration between Kindof and [dip] promotes the mash-up of elements, procedures and opportunities, to create limited editions of art and design objects, setting up differing projects, stagings and installations with a unique and sole fil rouge: the rebar. An object which – in the hands of artists and designers – assumes varied aspects, always differing and transitioning.
KindofART is an open project, with the objective, through the collaboration of designers and eclectic artists, of developing industrial products of different styles, freeing the artistic creativity of the creators, always remaining loyal to the concept behind Kindof.
[dip] contemporary art will act as coordinator, organising the involvement of artists and looking after Kindof’s communications on this level.

The first creation born from the collaboration between Kindof and Italian artist Paolo Canevari.


Click here to read the article published by “Il Giornale”.


THE ARTIST Born in Rome in 1963, Paolo Canevari lives and works between Rome and New York. Raised in a family where his grand-father was a painter mosaicist and his uncle a sculptor, Canevari is one of the most internationally renowned artists of his generation. He has participated in numerous museum exhibitions, public commissions and publications throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. In 2007 he participated at the 52nd Biennialin Venice curated by Robert Storr and in 2010 Germano Celantcurated the Artist’s monograph, published by Electa. Paolo Canevari’s work stems from thoughts and reflections on the transient nature of art and on the significance of artistic sculptures in modern society. While wondering on the value and origin of the most intimate aspects of memory, the artist deve- lops his own personal language where symbols, pop culture, historical knowledge and politics are intertwined in a new interpretation of daily life and where memory and remembrance takeon a metaphysical form.

Contemporary art at Agno Airport


Starting from September 2017, [dip] contemporary art and Lugano Airport SA have begun a collaboration on an art project with the goal of presenting to a wider public some artworks by acclaimed international contemporary artists, improving the travelling experience of the airport clients.
The first artist, exhibiting from September 10th, 2017, is Melik Ohanian, the 2015 winner of the Prix Marcel Duchamp and also of the 56th Venice Biennale Leone d’Oro  for best participation at the national collective exhibition.
Melik Ohanian’s creative endeavour explores the pictorial world and the allegorical power of images, constantly returning to recurring themes such as desert areas, the working class, the end of utopias, science, history and society. Space and time are the two essential cores of his artistic concept.
At Lugano Airport are exhibited two large photographs in unique edition from the series “Portrait of Duration – Cesium Series”, which reveal state changes of Caesium 133 (the element whose radioactive decay has been used to tick off the universal second in atomic clocks since 1967) during its process of transformation from solid to liquid state. In this representation of time by matter, each photograph records the appearance of the latter at a time T. The image produces “a portrait of time through the representation of the matter that defines it” and the result, he says is a kind of “photographic tautology”. Indeed, instead of just telling time, it shows it. It is “a quest for a state of consciousness,” he explains; an oscillation between cosmic and mental landscapes. Unexpectedly, they recall the Surrealist landscapes of Max Ernst.