Pleasure and curiosity for those who are different, original, for someone who attracts us, but not necessarily someone we need to know, are qualities that live in the work of these two artists. maria antonietta mameli presents an exploration of the real, the poetic idiom of experience where personal contact is missing. tamaki suzuki, on the other hand, presents an involvement that includes forms of sharing and participation. this is the focus of the research and work of two artists who, in a sense, stage a scene from the theatre of life, which offers space-time experiences of places and people.
Maria Antonietta Mameli
was born in cagliari in 1969. she lives and works in new york. in april 2008, she opened her first solo exhibition at the silverstein photography/20 gallery in new york. in december 2010, at pulse miami, the bruce silverstein gallery in new york, twelve of mameli's works were presented.
scheduled at the bruce silverstein gallery in new york on 24th street, for april 7, 2011, is her new solo exhibition entitled human observations - long takes. mameli’s new works will be exhibited along with vintage photographs of some of the most important masters of photography such as robert doisneau, ilse bing, andré kertész and brassaï, in an ensemble called night.
Since 2007, Mameli's works have been exhibited in the most important international art fairs, such as paris photo, paris, art basel, basel, art basel miami beach, miami, aipad, new york, armory show - modern, new york.
Tomoaki Suzuki was born in mito, in the ibaraki prefecture, in japan, in 1972. he attended the zoei university in tokyo, where he studied sculpture with katsura funakoshi. in 1996 he moved to london, where he obtained an ma in fine arts at goldsmiths college in 1999. he has exhibited in solo exhibitions in london and abroad since 2001. in 2004, he completed a crèche, commissioned by the church of st. martin-in-the-fields, trafalgar square, which is exhibited in the square every year for the entire month of december, at the foot of nelson's column. recent exhibitions include: the youth of today, schirn kunsthalle, frankfurt (2006), flag art foundation, new york (2009) and bigminis, capc musee d'art contemporain, bordeaux (2010).
Links About Maria Antonietta Mameli:
- Le mie immagini annullano i limiti di spazio tempo (quotidiano L'Unione Sarda, 9 giugno 2009, pag. 47)
- Successo internazionale per Maria Antonietta Mameli giovane talento sardo a New York (blog Linguaggio Macchina, 11 settembre 2009)
- Inferno#2, Maria Antonietta Mameli, 2009 (blog Linguaggio Macchina, 9 giugno 2009)