PAOLO CANEVARI | continenti

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Exhibitions / Projects | Paolo Canevari

solo exhibition

exhibition opening:
tuesday may 29th, 2007 – 6.30pm

exhibition closing:
october 27th, 2007

opening hours:
monday to friday, 4–8pm
or by appointment

about.

ùStudio Stefania Miscetti is proud to announce a one-man show by PAOLO CANEVARI (Rome, 1963). The artist lives and works in both New York and Rome and made his debut with his first show in this very gallery. Paolo Canevari presents a series of graphite drawings on large paper sheets specially for the continents exhibition as well as a video from 2005 which is being presented for the first time in Italy. The two works refer to the same subject: five animals, five continents.

Paolo Canevari’s comment on continents:
The modern democratic world is divided into five different continents: Australia, America, Africa, Europe and Asia. This “democratic” geographical approach did not take into account profound differences between cultures and ancient natural borders, but instead created an abstract and selfish pattern that we still utilize nowadays not just to describe a geographical contest but also to address or something in a racist or racial way (for example: ‘Africans’ or ‘European’…).


My work describes the five continents as five animals: America/Dog, Australia/Rabbit, Asia/Mouse, Europe/Cat and Africa/Pig, the animals are all of a domestic kind and can be found all over the world. They appear in a tableau each of them leashed to a big tire on which t is written the name of the corresponding continent. The placement of the tires and animals evokes the five Olympic rings (the symbol of the five continents). Each animal has a different symbolism in different part of te world. My work is a reflection on the prejudice that each society adopts towards “Others” and how this underlines its own ignorance and fears.

Read and download the exhibition’s press release.

artist.

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

works.

here below are some images from PAOLO CANEVARI’s continenti.

more exhibitions.

more exhibitions by PAOLO CANEVARI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

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

Paolo Canevari, Burning Mein Kampf

PAOLO CANEVARI

burning mein kampf
october 10th-18th, 2008

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

ANABLEPS

group show
march 9th – april 28th, 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: Paolo Canevari - Campo

PAOLO CANEVARI

campo
june 11th – september, 1998

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

CANEVARI – TRANQUILLI

CANEVARI e TRANQUILLI all’Istituto Austriaco
Austrian Goethe Institute, Rome.
march 18th – april 24th, 1998

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Project: CANEVARI - ONO NYE

PAOLO CANEVARI – YOKO ONO

new year’s eve 1997 event
piazza del popolo, rome
december 31st, 1997

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | PAOLO CANEVARI Projected Artists II/V - Mostro

PAOLO CANEVARI

projected artists – obiettivo: Roma II/V – mostro
june 22nd – september, 1995

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Project: CANEVARI - ONO NYEPRIMA PUNTATA - Palazzo delle Esposizioni Rome

PRIMA PUNTATA

video projections
palazzo delle esposizioni, rome
december 21st, 1994

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: PAOLO CANEVARI - Voto

PAOLO CANEVARI

voto
may 19th – september, 1994

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Project: VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO

VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO

video exhibition
march 19th, 1994
goethe institute, STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | PALLE - Group show

PALLE

group show
december 10th, 1993 – january 1994

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | ORSI - COLAZZO - PEILL - CANEVARI - 4 Tempi

ORSI – COLAZZO – PEILL – CANEVARI

4 tempi
february 1st-3rd-5th-6th, 1993

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: PAOLO CANEVARI - Camere d'aria

PAOLO CANEVARI

camere d’aria
june 11th – september, 1991

more catalogues.

more catalogues by PAOLO CANEVARI with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari | Nothing from Nothing

PAOLO CANEVARI
nothing from nothing

catalogue of the exhibition
mondadori electa, milan 2007

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 | Paolo Canevari | Calendario

PAOLO CANEVARI
calendario

artist book
hotel cavalieri, florence 1997

 

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari ! Note

PAOLO CANEVARI
note

works on paper
studio tipografico roma,
rome 1995

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari | Projected artists - Obiettivo: Roma II/V | Mostro

PAOLO CANEVARI
projected artists | obiettivo: roma II/V | mostro

exhibition catalogue
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome 1995

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari | Lupa romana

PAOLO CANEVARI
lupa romana

silkscreen
rome, 1993

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari | Disegno

PAOLO CANEVARI
disegno

exhibition catalogue
rotoeffe, ariccia 1992

 

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari | Memoria mia

PAOLO CANEVARI
memoria mia

artist book
tipografia aurelia 72, rome 1992

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari | Camere d'aria

PAOLO CANEVARI
camere d’aria

exhibition catalogue
progetto grafico sud, pomezia 1991