Curators: Paulo Pérez Mouriz and Guillaume Maitre

October 26 – November 30, 2013
Inauguration in the presence of the artist: Saturday, October 26 at 6:00pm 

hammer-breakfastTre anni dopo la sua prima personale, Spazio Nuovo presenta il nuovo lavoro di Daniela Edburg. Is it the end? Or just my imagination, è una serie di 16 fotografie che fanno parte di un progetto di ricerca più ampio iniziato in Canada l’anno scorso e che prosegue in Islanda. Ritratti, still life e paesaggi che si nutrono dell’assurdo, paura e anche sorpresa. Il suo lavoro analizza alcuni aspetti che definiscono la natura umana, in particolare il mondo artificiale che abitiamo e la sua mancanza di senso. Daniela Edburg incorpora lavoro a maglia e uncinetto nel suo lavoro , mossa dalla necessità di creare una versione più morbida del mondo. Gli oggetti di lana, realizzati dall’artista stessa,  sono il segno che un’altra realtà è possibile.

Nata nel 1975 in Texas (USA) , Daniela Edburg  vive e lavora a San Miguel de Allende (Messico), dove cresciuta. Le sue fotografie sono state esposte in vari musei tra cui il Museo d’arte Guangdong (Cina), il Centro Nazionale di Arte Contemporanea di Mosca (Russia) , e il Museo d’Arte delle Americhe ( Washington DC , USA ). Parasites and Perishables  è stato recentemente acquisito dal Boston Museum of Fine Arts , ed è il quarto lavoro dell’artista inserito una collezione pubblica degli Stati Uniti Edburg.

Three years after her first solo show at the gallery’s inaugural opening, Spazio Nuovo is pleased to present Daniela Edburg’s  new works under the patronage of the Mexican Embassy in Italy.

Is it the end? Or just my imagination displays a series of 16 new photographs which are part of a research project that Edburg started last year in Canada and is continuing in Iceland. Using classical genres such as portrait, still life and landscape, these initially innocuous works are dosed with absurdity, surprise and fear. Although her works are sometimes displayed alongside with the knitted creations in the photographs (ex. Echantillon Moss, Echantillon Cloud and Echantillon Stone) in The Mourning Birds (2012, 100x150cm, Ed. Of 7) Edburg blurs the lines between fantasy and reality to the point they seem contradictory.

Her work “analyzes certain aspects that define our human nature, particularly the artificial world we inhabit and the nonsense that it generates.” Daniela Edburg incorporates knitting and crocheting into her work, and is moved by the need to create a softer version of the world.  The wooly objects, all knit by the artist herself, appear in her photos as traces or evidence that another reality is possible.

Born in 1975 in Texas (USA), Daniela Edburg grew up in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), where she still lives and works. Her photographs have been exhibited in various museums including the Guangdong Museum of Art (China), the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow (Russia), and the Art Museum of the Americas (Washington DC, US). Edburg’s polyptych Parasites and Perishables was recently acquired by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and is the fourth work by the artist to enter a public collection in the U.S. Edburg’s work has also been exhibited in Photoquai biennale in Paris (France) before she was awarded the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice (Italy) as the best foreign artist for her photograph The Bride (2009).

St. Regis Grand Hotel and We Are Sports have contributed to this exhibit.

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