ADRIAN TRANQUILLI | futuro imperfetto

 

Adrian Tranquilli, Futuro imperfetto, 1998, Superman, The Man of Steel

solo exhibition

exhibition opening:
thursday november 19th, 1998 – 6pm

exhibition closing:
january 30th, 1999

opening hours:
tuesday to saturday, 4-8pm

about.

For his fourth solo exhibition in Rome, entitled Futuro Imperfetto (Future Imperfect), Adrian Tranquilli presents a new sequence of work borne out of a reading of contemporary reality based on the notion of an ever more pervasive cultural and social homogeneity in every sphere. Spiritual, religious and cultural concepts – and their symbolic representations – overlap and intertwine, appearing to be drained of their original meaning.

The artist places his characters – drawn from history, Christian, Buddhist and ancient mythology, as well as comic books and cinema – in an imaginary space, or rather a non-space, making it impossible to determine their true identity. With this, he rewrites the stories and fortunes of superheroes and objects of worship, turning them into the exhibits of a future museum of anthropological archaeology.

This vision of reality’s paradigms is at once eclectic and ironic: from the “reality” of the cultural model, to the imaginary and “alternative” examples pertaining to the parallel worlds of cinema, art and comics.

The idea of working across different forms and merging a variety of technical and formal solutions (the use of computer-generated images, wax and resin sculptures) were already features of his previous solo exhibition (Transider, De Crescenzo & Viesti Gallery), in which Tranquilli explored the modes of representation and bodily manipulation in the world of fashion, art and comics.

This exhibition presents ten sculptures made with the most diverse materials (from cement to fiberglass, wood and plastic) and some wall pieces created using the ‘plotter-painting’ technique.

artist.

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI was born in Melbourne in 1966. He lives and works in Rome. His major solo exhibitions include:
Days of a Future Past, MANN – Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples 2016; Welcome to the Fall, MART – Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto 2014; All is violent, all is bright, MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome 2011; Don’t Forget the Joker, Palazzo Reale, Milan 2010; These Imaginary Boys, Parkhouse, Düsseldorf 2004; Know Yourself, MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome 2003; Believe, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome 2001.

Adrian Tranquilli’s work has been shown as part of major group exhibitions at numerous public and private institutions, including: SPSI – Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institut Art Museum, Shanghai 2015; LAUBA, Zagreb 2015; CoCA – Center of Contemporary Art, Torun 2014; La Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon-les-Bains 2014; La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris 2009; Sala de Exposiciones Alcalá 31, Madrid 2008; Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm 2007; KUNSTHALLE, Wien 2006; GNAM – Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome 2005; Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena 2003; IASPIS, Stockholm 2002; Dalì Museum, St. Petersburg (Florida, USA) 2001; PAC – Padiglione d’ Arte Contemporanea, Milan 2000; Bienal de La Habana, La Habana 2000; MAK, Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Wien 1999.

For a more complete artist profile, see the artist page.

 

more exhibitions.

more exhibitions by ADRIAN TRANQUILLI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: Adrian Tranquilli | The Unguarded Moment

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

the unguarded moment
november 20th-30th, 2019

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: Adrian Tranquilli: After the West

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

after the west
april 28th – july 29th, 2016

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: Adrian Tranquilli - In excelsis

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

in excelsis
october 20th, 2011 – January 28th, 2012

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: BUON DOMANI A BETTER TOMORROW

BUON DOMANI – A BETTER TOMORROW

group show
december 9th, 2010 – january 29th, 2011

Adrian Tranquilli, Don't forget the Joker, 2006, exhibition view, photo by Claudio Abate

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

don’t forget the joker
december 6th, 2006 – january 27th, 2007

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: A BAND A PART

A BAND A PART

group show
november 24th, 2005 – january 28th, 2006

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: ADRIAN TRANQUILLI - BELIEVE

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

believe
october 10th – november 28th, 2001
palazzo delle esposizioni, rome

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: ADRIAN TRANQUILLI - EVIDENCE

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

evidence
march 22nd – may 12th, 2001

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: ANABLEPS Group show

ANABLEPS

group show
march 9th – april 28th, 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Project: CANEVARI - TRANQUILLI all'Istituto Austriaco

CANEVARI – TRANQUILLI

CANEVARI e TRANQUILLI all’istituto austriaco
march 18th – april 24th, 1998
austrian goethe institute, rome

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: MANFRED ERJAUTZ, MICHAEL KIENZER - Manfred Erjautz, Michael Kienzer

ERJAUTZ – KIENZER – CANEVARI – TRANQUILLI

MANFRED ERJAUTZ, MICHAEL KIENZER, PAOLO CANEVARI, ADRIAN TRANQUILLI
february 19th – march 21st, 1998

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Exhibitions / Projects | Adrian Tranquilli

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

sei senza nome
september 20th – october 28th, 1995

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Adrian Tranquilli: Prima Puntata

PRIMA PUNTATA
december 21st, 1994
palazzo delle esposizioni, rome

 

more.

exhibition catalogue.

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI
ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

exhibition catalogue
castelvecchi, rome 1999

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Adrian Tranquilli

more catalogues.

more catalogues by ADRIAN TRANQUILLI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Adrian Tranquilli | Heroes

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI
heroes

monograph
drago, rome 2004

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Adrian Tranquilli

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI
ADRIAN TRANQUILLI

catalogue of the exhibition believe
charta, milan 2001

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Anableps

ANABLEPS

catalogue of the exhibition
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Erjautz Kienzer Canevari Tranquilli
Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Adrian Tranquilli | Sei senza nome

ADRIAN TRANQUILLI
sei senza nome

exhibition catalogue
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome 1995