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Andrea Sala
From January 17th 2009 to February 21st 2009
Cicognino

How often do we look at clouds and shape an image in our minds?
Finding something new in an existing form - discovering a different potential within it- is fundamental to my approach as an artist.

I am fascinated by the world of design and architecture. I work with design objects, architectural projects, as well as images and the work of other artists to identify new functions, new scales and different realities for them. During this process I add, subtract, rework and appropriate something already present within the original work in order to reshape it. I like to revisit the origin of ideas as a way of disclosing their latent potential and to give them new life. Sometimes (with a bit of irony), I might use the same approach as the initial "creator" as a way of fabricating their "portrait".

Like many of my projects, Cicognino (Little Stork) began with locating a common everyday object- in this case, a table. In 1953 Italian designer Franco Albini drafted a small table inspired by the shape a stork and named it "Cicognino". I strongly value Albini's formal and poetic approach and consider it an attitude that has played an important part in the history of industrial design. Via a simple table, Albini found a way of inserting nature - both flora and fauna - into people's homes.

In this project I multiply and re-scale the Albini table. I turn the table into a flock of objects with the ability to communicate movement, energy, interactions – life. Together the storks inhabit the gallery and transform its space into a new landscape. I aim to activate a process of 'naturalisation' of the gallery by sharing it with twenty-three wooden works made in variable dimensions, and painted with few colours.
-Andrea Sala

Born in Como in 1976, Andrea Sala graduates from the Milan Fine Arts Academy. He divides his time between Milan and Montreal.

Among his exhibitions are Con Altri Occhi(With other eyes) in 2006, (Milano, Palazzo della Ragione, curated by Roberto Pinto and Katia Anguelova) Sala presented Walk around, a sculptural elaboration of the city of Milan's topographic map. At the IX Architecture Biennial in Venice in 2004, his work All21, was a reprocessing of an installation by designer Achille Castiglioni for the 1954 Milan Triennial. In the exhibition Exit, curated by Francesco Bonami at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in 2002,Sala transformed the model of the Le Corbusier project Villa Savoye, into a bookshelf. In 2008 Sala presented to solo shows Allunaggio y otras aterrizajes exhibition at MACO in Oaxaca, Mexico and Andrea Sala Plays Chancey Gardner in Milan, Italy.