Andrea Galvani: Diptych from The End [Action #1]
C Print mounted on aluminum dibond,
with black wood frame and museum glass
16 7/8 × 11 7/8 inches each
Limited Edition of 10 + 2 AP
Courtesy the artist
In conjunction with Art in General’s 2015 New Commission Andrea Galvani: The End, we are proud to present an original, limited edition photographic diptych produced with 35mm film and printed on Kodak Endura. The sunrise was shot in two different locations simultaneously alongside The End video footage, crystallizing a singular moment in time.
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The End is a multichannel video installation documenting one collective action, an homage to the heliocentric model of our solar system championed by Galileo Galilei, father of modern cosmology. Over the course of months, Galvani coordinated with local cameramen to film the sunrise along the eastern coastline of five different countries in Central America. On January 8th, the anniversary of Galileo’s death in 1642, the event was filmed in over 30 different locations simultaneously. The resulting video installation juxtaposes a multiplicity of perspectives, expanding the horizon into a unified visual field. (May 16 – June 27, 2015)
Andrea Galvani is an Italian artist living and working in New York and Mexico City. He earned a BFA in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1999 and his MFA in Visual Art from Bilbao University in 2002. His work has been exhibited at international venues including the Whitney Museum, New York; 4th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art; the Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland; 9th Biennale of Contemporary Art of Nicaragua; Aperture Foundation, New York; The Calder Foundation, New York; Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy; Macro Museum, Rome; GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam; Oslo Plads, Copenhagen, among others. In 2011, he received the New York Exposure Prize and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. He has been a visiting artist at NYU (2009-10) and has completed artist residencies at Location One International Artist Residency Program New York (2008), LMCC Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2009), M.I.A. Artist Space Program/Columbia University School of the Arts, Brooklyn, NY (2010). From 2006 to 2009, he was a professor of Photographic Language and the History of Contemporary Photography at the University of Carrara for Fine Arts in Bergamo, Italy.