TEMPO AL TEMPO. ART FROM ANNO DOMINI TO RONI HORN, curated by Italian artist Domingo Milella and antiques specialist Bruno Botticelli, is opening on November 5 at the newly refurbished exhibition space of Roman Road in London. The show is born out of the roots of Milella’s practice, from his interest in time and its shapes, from antiques, and also the contemporary art of his fellow colleagues, mentors and friends. Featuring specially selected pieces from as early as AD 1 alongside seminal pieces by artists of today, the presentation will explore these connections and sensual bridges as a dialogue in time.
The show will comprise Domingo Milella’sIndex (2004/2011), a compendium of 30 images alongside a selection of unseen works from his Index (2012/2013); as if looking at the installation, a painting by Bartolomeo Vivarini from 1460 c. will be facing Milella’s photographs. In the adjoining house, the display will focus on works that represent fragments and traces of time, with a piece by Darren Almond titled Perfect Time (7×3) (2012) in conversation with a swan of aged white marble. A large photograph by Thomas Struth taken from his New Pictures from Paradise (1998-2007), inspired by Mayan culture and its relationship to nature, will position the viewer in layers of forest surrounded by nothing but greenery. Roni Horn’s Untitled (Weather) (2011) will present a collection of portraits of a woman bathing in the hot springs in Iceland. Alongside Horn’s images will feature an almost completely erased surface of a piece of a Roman sarcophagus, where two deities appear without physiognomy. By marrying together pieces from contemporary and ancient art, this investigation will vitally instil an inspiring basis of new and historical interpretation.
Domingo Milella’s work was previously featured on Fantom’s first Issue, in Summer 2009. Read it here