Mary

Cinque

Artist


The illusion of Dedalus at Italian Culture Institute in Cologne

The Italian Cultural Institute of Cologne is pleased to present the exhibition The illusion of Dedalo by Mary Cinque, curated by Massimo Bignardi, already proposed to Luigi Di Sarro Contemporary Artistic Documentation Center and will continue for the FRAC Museum of Baronissi.

Young and urban, it would seem to be the two adjectives that at first sight her works suggest. Actually there is much more, as critics Massimo Bignardi and Ada Patrizia Fiorillo reveal and the artist as well as and her biography indicate: childhood suspended between Italy and Ethiopia, and then New York, Philadelphia , Naples, Milan, London. The works of Mary Cinque mention all this and, above all, they testify of a way of being an artist and Italian throughout the world and its many cultures. Whether you walk through the streets of the city, witnessing almost abstract volumes literal fidelity to places, or giving expression to moving people, Mary Cinque always offers us her original, cosmopolitan, and purely Italian, point of view. It is no coincidence, perhaps, that the symbolic image of this exhibition is the human figure, the bleached silhouette of a monument to Garibaldi, in the abstract, concrete background of a modern building.

I am therefore certain that Cologne’s audience will appreciate the exhibition in its complexity and freshness, discovering, along with the technical qualities of the artist, the numerous historical-cultural hyper-determinations in it.

Lucio Izzo

Director of Italian Cultural Institute in Cologne

The illusion of Daedalus


curated by Massimo Bignardi



As Merleau-Ponty wrote you can’t “do an exhaustive inventory of the visible”
and this is the assumption that pushes the painting, whether figurative or abstract, to celebrate the mystery of the “visibility.”
For Mary Cinque, the city is the painting ideal accomplice in its fate to celebrate the enigma of visibility. This is very clear in this cycle of paintings dedicated to urban views, a recurring theme in her work, which she address to on canvas, paper or wooden table depicting the dimension of space as well as the dimension of the place.
Essentially the artist tears away from Daedalus, mythological guardian of the arts of architecture and sculpture, the illusory certainty of space assigning it to the timelessness of the image. She does it by reducing the volumes to flat color in which architecture, the whole city, loses its Newtonian definition to rise to an amalgam of time, memory and, thus, future. Painting becomes in this sense another actual place, full of narrative value that is typical of those who try to tell the being in her own time.

Per informazioni

 

ECO-

ECO- personale di Mary Cinque, a cura di Massimo Sgroi,

dal 9 luglio al 9 agosto Fornace Falcone presso Cilento Outlet Village Eboli (SA)

MARY CINQUE – NO/MADS IN THE CITY

La nuova percezione della visione dell’uomo contemporaneo ribalta la prospettiva a cui tutti gli esseri viventi erano abituati. La relazione iconologica con l’immagine ci obbliga ad una compresenza di  strutture formali spesso mutuate dall’immaginario popolare più che derivanti dalla cultura “alta” dell’arte come della visione. La narrazione degli eventi è così frammentata da essere inesplicabile all’interno di un processo cognitivo che di logico ha sempre meno. La memoria si riflette sulle pareti dello screen finendo per diventare attuale quanto la previsione della relazione sociologica del futuro prossimo venturo; e l’essenza stessa dell’essere umano sta nella sua assoluta impersonalità mutogena e deviante dell’oggetto Uomo. Esso vive e si muove in un universo iperreale in cui le forme della realtà stessa derivano sempre più dagli avatar dei mondi elettronici che non dagli esseri viventi stessi. E l’immagine dell’arte, per lo meno nella cultura del terzo millennio, diviene preponderante nella relazione che noi stessi abbiamo con le alterità visuali. Non è casuale, ad esempio, che l’ultima grande innovazione letteraria, quella più contemporanea, il cyberpunk perde il timore di inserire gli elementi della cultura pop all’interno del processo di scrittura per farli diventare, anzi, centrali rispetto all’orizzonte degli eventi narrativi. Le nuove generazioni di artisti travalicano, addirittura, la necessità di rappresentare il reale per preferire le nuove forme della fascinazione dell’immagine elettronica.

Gli artisti contemporanei sono nomadi,  fabbricanti di mondi. Come William Gibson o Bruce Sterling o l’ultimo Norman Spinrad non hanno paura di cavalcare la tigre delle alterità, anzi, la loro immagine è talmente più forte della stessa produzione oggettuale dell’opera da non subirne la necessità attuativa. Essi costruiscono il mondo nella mente e, attraverso il processo di attualizzazione traslata del paesaggio urbano che ci circonda, lo riproducono fino all’infinito in un rapporto di clonazione della loro vera essenza.  L’elemento centrale dell’opera, deprivato di ogni struttura identificativa, si muove nei landscape della memoria o della vita contemporanea finendo per essere figura identificativa universale e, quindi, riproducibile assolutamente, nell’immaginario collettivo all’infinito. Proprio per l’uso delle immagini appartenenti al vissuto contemporaneo, Mary Cinque finisce per essere il medium sui cui si costruisce non soltanto il proprio universo ma quello comune all’intero mondo occidentale. Le sue opere non appartengono ad un mondo esclusivo e riduttivo ma si muovono all’interno di uno spazio che appartiene, ormai, in senso orizzontale all’intero corpo sociale del terzo millennio. E, nonostante l’apparente semplicità, esse negano il conforme per divenire progetto dinamico della nostra cultura urbana. Non è casuale, infatti, che la sua riproduzione delle città, traslate sulla parete dei sogni, appartenga all’osservatore dell’opera più di quando appartenga all’artista stessa. Nel suo non essere riproducibile sfugge alla visione del reale per essere successivamente letta e fruita non in maniera pedissequa ma modificata, adattata, mutata secondo l’esigenza di Mary Cinque proprio nel momento in cui si appropria dell’immagine della città. In un mondo che vive sino alla sua estrema esasperazione la sparizione della realtà, la nuova visione dell’artista napoletana finisce per essere rappresentativa nella sua negazione della produzione oggettuale di una simile contraddizione. Poichè, volenti o meno, l’arte è niente di più della vita che noi attraversiamo ogni giorno … fino alla sua estrema esasperazione.

MASSIMO SGROI

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Il tutto è più della somma delle sue parti

The sixth edition of Expo MCDA opening Saturday, May 28 at 5:00 PM

San Benedetto del Tronto – Palariviera

Il tutto è più della somma delle sue parti (The whole is more than the sum of its parts) curated by Maria Letizia Paiato

Artists:  Matteo Basilé, Sonia Bruni, Roberto Cicchinè, Mary Cinque, Danilo De Mitri, Rocco Dubbini. Claudio Gaetani, Giovanni Gaggia, LIUBA, Stefano W. Pasquini, Roberto Sala, Rita Vitali Rosati,Course of Therapeutic Art Academy of Brera in Milan;

Expo MCDA is becoming more consolidated as a time of cultural and human encounter in the area and get to the end of a season of events organized in order to communicate ideas, energies and different artistic languages. MCDA has been working on three floors flanking and intersect: an artistic, a territorial and a school one. The exhibitions of contemporary art have been the engine tone for this season, these have been joined by the “appointments Arts meet”, the activities related to the school and to the territory, which came to fruition with the plays on the theme I Piceni “in search of our roots”, that tell the boys middle school ancient and compelling story of our land starting from the legend of the woodpecker until you get to the heroic defense carried out by the Piceni against the Romans. Expo MCDA from the very first editions showed what they can offer artistically and culturally Marche, but mostly tried to become a magnet for creativity at the national level and beyond. Essential to the project is the idea to network, to channel energies and insights to grow your territory and make it more alive and vibrant. MCDA has sought to widen their circle once again, putting to some artists who have already participated, others who have brought freshness and vivacity of ideas. The Expo closes on June 26, 2016016titled#02

CULT-

Mary Cinque

CULT-

curated by Chiara Reale

in Sabrina Vitiello “Say no to trash” season

034 oleum

opening april 14th 2016, 6 PM
from april 14thto may 10th 2016
Home&More – via santa Brigida 72, Napoli

“Cult-” was born from the union of two “painting tales”, the “places” and the story “of things.” The title refers to the common root of the terms “cultivation” and “culture”, highlighting the strong bond between the two concepts. Places and objects are respectively the container and the contents in and around where people live, with which people interact continuously modifying them. Respect for the environment, human ability to create things are an expression of civilization, and the identification of harmony between our needs and the world around us, this is culture. Works from “Oleum” series are inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, its flora and the evocative power that vegetation, light, smells and sounds have on people who are born and live by these places. It’s easy to recognize on the rough sheets of baking and recycled chocolate paper, drawn with black enamel, the fragrant myrtle, mastic persevering and gnarled roots of ancient olive trees: common forms in otherwise very distant places remind us that we too, like olive and fruit, are born from the earth, thanks to the power of nature. The message is simple and complex at the same time: we come from the land and, therefore, we must take care of it, as art does with everything on her path.

Chiara Reale | art management
0039/3805899435
chiara.reale81@gmail.com

www.homeandmore.it

Tredicidiciotto

mary cinque la casa di Egon

Per Tredicidiciotto, artisti italiani e stranieri sono stati invitati a lasciarsi ispirare dal piccolo formato, 13 x 18 cm, la misura della stampa fotografica tradizionale e della cartolina per la corrispondenza. Assecondando l’inclinazione della Casa di Schiele a proporsi come luogo di confronto tra conoscenze, la mostra, libera per tecnica e stile, sarà scandita da linguaggi eterogenei per contesti, generazioni e ispirazioni. Una sequenza visiva, ritmicamente diffusa sulle pareti, articolerà momenti di confronto, tra tradizione e sperimentazione, richiami e resistenze, giocati entro i limiti della cornice. Il supporto diventa un dispositivo di indagare nelle sue più recondite possibilità narrative, un codice da svelare. Così, la misura racchiude lo spazio sia fisico che ideale dell’opera, configurando un contesto di interdipendenza, l’ambito di un dialogo aperto tra artisti distanti per ricerche ed esiti ma accomunati dalla condivisione di un segno minimale.

La casa di Schiele

via San Gaetano, 82100 Benevento, Italy

Genius Cinque | A tribute to design

Amarelli showroom hosts Mary Cinque “Display” series’ paintings, an investigation of industrial design. “Begun in 2008, when I was living in Milan, as a tribute to the idea that Milan is the italian “design capital – as the artist puts it – actually [the paintings] are (the series is a work in progress) a tribute to human being and his ability to imagine, create, build with his own hands and his own intellect, beautiful, usefuland even dangerous objects. The project’s aim is to remind us that we are capable of anything. I continue paintingt objects whose design boggles me but that I don’t want to possess. In a cathartic attempt to get rid of itch for possession that society imposes on us, I depict them. “

invito mary cinque amarelli

Reasoning about it with a friend, the writer Rosario Cuomo, the artist began to give form to the parallel series which the two of them have always called “Display of Italy” and about which Cuomo writes: “In 2010, Neil MacGregor, British BBC Radio 4 speaker, launched a challenge in the ether: telling the world history through 100 objects, starting from Hornedjitef mummy, passing by the standard of Ur and ending with the first Islamic credit card. By using radio mass medium he must use the most accurate descriptions to allow at least listeners to try to imagine what he narrated with the power of the vocal cords. Our image based research tries to reverse the British undertaking sensorial terms. We want to narrate a provincial and explosive Italy – fixed, borrowing from André Breton the most precious sum. The French philosopher used this word to define the ability of some objects to unleash powers of association and interpretation. “

In Amarelli showroom, characterized by the beautiful tufa walls, Mary Cinque presents her solo exhibition entitled “Genius Cinque” which offers her tribute to enlightened entrepreneurship that produced, through its brands, the feeling for beauty, functionality, good communication, all the features that have determined the artist choice among thousands of possible subjects. Twenty acrylic and enamel on canvas, which enhance brands and products beauty and genius of contemporary society.

Genius Cinque | A tribute to design

19 November / December 5, 2015

Amarelli showroom- Piazza Vittoria, 6 Naples

opening Thursday, November 19, 6 P. M.

Curated by ResetArt

Art critic and curator Gianni Nappa

Movie movie

In occasion of the 11th Day of Contemporary Art sponsored by AMACI association,

La Locanda del Ditirambo and Ditirambo CreativLab (workshop production and promotion of contemporary art) promote two events:

The exhibition “Movie movie”, aimed at promoting and enhancing the screen printing, has on display works by six artists of different generations and expressive language that chose the technique of screen printing as an artistic and evocative medium. Works by Mary Cinque, Carla Ludau, Erminia Mitra, Antonio Picardi, Paolo Puddu and Vincenzo Rusciano.

Presentation of the artist’s book “Menu à la carte” by Lucia Sforza and Antonio Picardi, published by Il filo di Partenope. The publication is a collaboration Lucia Sforza, an illustrator, andAntonio Picardi, a graphic designer, and is inspired by fairy tales related to food.