The Way Out!

THE WAY OUT!

Sept 21 – Nov 15, 2018. Opening Sept 21, 6 to 8 pm.
THE MORI CENTER is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works by Tony Futura, Christian Kage,Tom Palluch, Franz Xaver Sin, titled The Way Out!

The Mori Center is pleased to present “The Way Out!” , the first collective show by artists Tony Futura, Christian Kage, Tom Palluch e Franz Xaver Sin.

 

WHEN

The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, September 21st, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The last day to visit the exhibition is Thursday, November 15th.

 

WHERE

The exhibition will take place at The Mori Center Gallery, located in the main Parma’s Duomo square. The address is Vicolo del Vescovado 5/A, Parma.

 

WHAT

Tony Futura, Christian Kage, Tom Palluch e Franz Xaver Sin are four artists from Berlin better known for their street art, street photography, and illustrations.”The Way Out!”! is a departure from a starting condition, both for the artists and for the gallery; the show aims to bring a European flavor to a small Italian town while being an interesting project and an exciting experiment. To quote the artists: “The way out is an attempt to take the basics of urban contemporary art and develop a personal vocabulary of patterns and forms”.

The Mori Center is pleased to feature new bodies of mixed media works from the Berlin-based artists whose intent is to explore the urban landscape from a different perspective. Specifically, in one room of the gallery Tony Futura, plays with the idea of nonexistent objects presented as colorful and complex sculptures to investigate the contemporary use and need of material goods with critical attitude; Christian Kage presents cities for what they actually are from his point of view with a series of black and white 35mm photographs. In the other room of the gallery, Tom Palluch uses electronic goods as moving installations to highlight human’s habits, finally, Franz Xaver Sin experiments with new graffiti techniques on canvas.

The explosion of colors and innovative ideas are in contrast with the external, more traditional, environ- ment of the old religious Italian square. The viewer is invited to question what is local or international, what is urban or intimate, what is traditional or contemporary, to finally create his personal vision of the places we live in.

The artists’ research and desire of experimentation meet the romantic architecture of Parma’s historic center offering an authentic experience to the audience. The show aims to allow an interesting journey for the spectator who is invited into a new dimension, created through the use of different materials (wood, plastic, glass, paper, and electronics).

“The Way Out!” has different meanings: for the artists is a way out of their own country, for the viewers is a way out their routine thanks to European aesthetic and sensations, finally for the gallery it means a way out the traditional idea of white cube, which for the occasion is marked and dirtied.

During the days of the exhibition we will host three different events:

  • One happening involving the city of Parma, which will be invited to a night bike tour and drink with artists on 18 Settembre 2018 at 8pm
  • One VJ set on Friday, September 21st 2018 at 8:30pm
  • One seminar on collecting contemporary art, organized in collaboration with Art & Co. and Display Gallery where expert and emerging collectors will share their experiences. The exact date will be communicated via email.

 

– WHO

Tony Futura

born on the landside of East-Germany in 1986. He moved to Berlin at age 20 to study communication design and finished bachelor of arts in 2015. Futuras work combines symbolic objects of todays life into conceptual pop-art collages and objects. His work has been featured in different international group- shows and publications, such as at Guy Hepner Gallery (NYC), König Galerie (Berlin), Times Art Museum (Beijing), in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Esquire Magazine and many more.

 

Christian Kage

Born and raised in East Germany. Having strong roots in the skateboarding sub- culture, his work is influenced by observing and using the relationship between human beeings and their urban environment as well as trying to find visual tresures in daily life.

 

Tom Palluch

Born 1988 in East-Berlin, strongly rooted in the Graffiti subculture, evolved from documenting lifestyle and streetlife to developing an own diversity of visual strategies to reveal and play with the gaps and paradoxes in modern day society.

 

Franz Xaver Sin

Having a strong background in the Berlin graffiti subculture he soon discovered his passion for unconditional visual art. As murals were not made for eternity carrying a camera before the smartphone era was natural and he became a self-taught photographer by simply documenting his daily surroundings. Studying „Media Science“ at University of Potsdam gave him a deeper theoretical knowledge of the work he was already doing and opened another door: moving images. Since then he is directing music videos with a focus on strong ideas.