Interview with Gianluca Gramolazzi - That's Contemporary

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From the meeting between Gaia Bianchi and Andrea Zardin, 14 BIANCHI ZARDIN CONTEMPORARY ART was born in via Maroncelli, a new gallery that takes on a hybrid format. The exhibition space has inaugurated its programming with the personal exhibition of Brigitta Rossetti, Peter Pan's boots, which can be visited until April 4, 2020.

Gianluca Gramolazzi: BIANCHI ZARDIN CONTEMPORARY ART was born as a meeting point between your past activities. What and how do these experiences flow into the new project?

Gaia Bianchi: My foreign experience in the educational sector will allow us to complete the gallery's activity with events related to exhibitions and divided by age group and artistic preparation.

Andrea Zardin: I have always lived the world of galleries and over the past few years I have developed a spontaneous affinity with young artists, offering them curatorial projects of various types. We will continue to promote culture by selecting interesting exhibitions and projects that can be exported to large foreign capitals.

GG: Your gallery takes on a hybrid format, in which on the one hand there is the research and promotion of young artists at national and international level, on the other hand the opening to a public of enthusiasts and professionals in the perspective of creation of moments of encounter, comparison and deepening. This is an attitude that other galleries are already implementing and it seems important to me to bring a wider audience closer to contemporary art. In this scenario, what do you think are the possible evolutions of the gallery as a space that is no longer exclusively commercial?

G.B and A.Z .: At the base of every business that works there must be a community of people who support it. The real strength of an art gallery derives from the value in terms of cultural growth that it is able to bring to its community.
We hope that our gallery will become a reference point and a model to be copied. In addition to creating culture, we want to promote projects in partnership with other colleagues both nationally and internationally.
As already explained by Gaia, each exhibition will have related events in order to fully experience the art on display. In particular, we foresee a study visit, a dinner in the gallery, a workshop for children and teenagers, a workshop for companies and a meeting with other professionals in the sector who may be curators, historians or professors.

G.G .: In a market that sees opening and closing multiple galleries and art spaces in a short space of time, what is the meaning and the need to open a new gallery in Milan?

U.K. and A.Z .: In an increasingly avant-garde Milan and with an international audience, we want to contribute to the growth of our city.
We see the gallery as a place of research, exchange and cultural growth: a space used for meeting, where different ways of thinking and different cultural baggages lead to a wider
knowledge. With this in mind, the gallery must take on the task of going into the depths of the topics it decides to tackle and then training the public that gravitates around them.

Hence the need to educate in art and collecting: today more and more frequently works of art are purchased for the sole investment, following indicators different from the artistic and cultural value of the purchased work and this in many cases leads the collector to buy passing meteors.
It is therefore necessary to make places of exchange and growth available to the city where we can train and where we can train not only those who already collect but also those who decide to approach art and collecting for the first time.

G.G .: As you have already mentioned, BIANCHI ZARDIN CONTEMPORARY ART sees the collaboration between different actors and actresses of the artistic scene as one of the main pins. In this case, the gallery becomes both an art production center and an activator of the social network. What do you think is the strength and importance of this network in a contemporary in which, despite everything, the individual remains such even in the community?

G.G .: In a market that sees opening and closing multiple galleries and art spaces in a short space of time, what is the meaning and the need to open a new gallery in Milan?

U.K. and A.Z .: In an increasingly avant-garde Milan and with an international audience, we want to contribute to the growth of our city.
We see the gallery as a place of research, exchange and cultural growth: a space used for meeting, where different ways of thinking and different cultural baggages lead to a wider
knowledge. With this in mind, the gallery must take on the task of going into the depths of the topics it decides to tackle and then training the public that gravitates around them.

Hence the need to educate in art and collecting: today more and more frequently works of art are purchased for the sole investment, following indicators different from the artistic and cultural value of the purchased work and this in many cases leads the collector to buy passing meteors.
It is therefore necessary to make places of exchange and growth available to the city where we can train and where we can train not only those who already collect but also those who decide to approach art and collecting for the first time.

G.G .: As you have already mentioned, BIANCHI ZARDIN CONTEMPORARY ART sees the collaboration between different actors and actresses of the artistic scene as one of the main pins. In this case, the gallery becomes both an art production center and an activator of the social network. What do you think is the strength and importance of this network in a contemporary in which, despite everything, the individual remains such even in the community?

U.K. and A.Z .: The world of art needs all the figures that animate it, we will promote connection rather than competition. We will give value to individuals but always with a view to a large project consisting of several elements whose union produces culture.
Only by comparison can we truly grow.

G.G .: As the first exhibition project, you have decided to propose Peter Pan's boots, a personal exhibition by Brigitta Rossetti. Why did you choose this artist to inaugurate the gallery?

U.K. and A.Z .: Brigitta is a complete artist who expresses her creativity through multiple media. It fully represents the style of the gallery that does not want to limit itself in its artistic research. We both found ourselves in the delicacy and, at the same time, in the depth of his works. We put on "Peter Pan's boots" to start a journey that treasures past experiences and transports us to the future.

G.G .: What will Bianchi Zardin Contemporary Art's next activities be?

U.K. e A.Z .: We are carefully evaluating which fairs to participate in and which projects to present to the public while maintaining the same curatorial input. Before the summer, we foresee two exhibitions: one collective and another only show also supported by an external installation.



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