Will you be visiting Venice or Florence this summer ?

If you are lucky enough to be visiting either of these beautiful cities and would like to see some innovative,fresh contemporary art please look out for Anthony Moman’s sculptures.
From a distance they could be led lights or ball bearings, but move closer and they are revealed as….syringes.

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Anthony Moman’s sculptures are on show during the Venice Biennale until the 26th of November 2017.
The exhibition is hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the centre of Venice -Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora and the Giardini Marinaressa.
Anthony’s work is to be found at Palazzo Mora (with Jeff Koons,Yoko Ono, Julian Opie,Gunther Uecker,Francois Morellet, Joseph Kosuth and many more)

Anthony Moman is also in Florence at the De Freo gallery
http://www.defreogallery.com/

Florence is in the central Italian region of Tuscany and is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in Europe.
The gallery is located in one of the most important art districts in Florence just before the Ponte Santa Trinità, next to the Palazzo Pitti and Boboli
Gardens.

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Anthony Moman’s sculptures can be found at Gallery De Freo, Florence

He can transform a mundane medical instrument into the sensuous curves of a voluptuous female form, and it doing so does he render our fears or phobia of needles and syringes merely an impulsive, unjustified reaction ?

If you agree or disagree go and judge for yourself.

Anthony Moman Passage to Venice Syringe Sculptures – Personal Structures Venice 2017

I guess my  interest in skulls and syringes can be traced back to my childhood where family dinner conversations usually centred around my father’s daily experiences as a family practitioner.  From the tender age of three I was aware of life, death and something vague in between.

I like to transform ugly, unloved materials into attractive and alluring objects without any structural interference.

Syringes are very symbolic, invoking a host of different emotional reactions, mostly negative. They can, however, alleviate pain, cure and protect against life threatening diseases and change the way we look and feel about ourselves. Our very existence can depend on one syringe and they deserve our respect and their place in the history of humanity.

I was invited to participate in the group exhibition Personal Structures hosted by the European Cultural Centre and organised by the GAA Foundation.

I was drawn to the exhibition’s title  “PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders” which shows the commonness and differences between Europeans in dialogue with works of non-Europeans. In addition, the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Time and Space.

Here in pictures is the passage to Venice.

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Syringes
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Weapon of choice for sticking down syringes
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Suffering for my art
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Unfinished but required for the catalogue for Personal Structures
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Packed up and waiting for the 300 km journey – van, boat and crane
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Special delivery Venice style
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Blank walls in Palazzo Mora
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To Be One syringe sculpture by Anthony Moman just hung
EXHIBITION TITLE PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders
VENUES Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa
LOCATION Venice, Italy
PROMOTER GAA Foundation
HOST European Cultural Centre
ORGANISERS   Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana, Sara Danieli, Alesia Varnaeva, Bianca Bonaldi, Elena Volpato, Alessandra Valle, Anaïs Hammoud
OPENING PERIOD 13 May – 26 November 2017 (preview 11-12 May 2017)
WEBSITES http://anthonymoman.com/news/

www.gaafoundation.org  www.europeanculturalcentre.eu

We’re Only Human. Personal Structures Open Borders Exhibition Venice 2017

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PERSONAL STRUCTURES – OPEN BORDERS Group Exhibition
during the Venice Biennale 2017

Amongst the 200 participating artists : MARINA ABRAMOVIC, JEFF KOONS, GUNTHER UECKER, JULIAN OPIE, LAWRENCE WEINER, FRANCOIS MORELLET,ARNULF RAINER, YOKO ONO, JOSEPH KOSUTH, DOLK, AND ANTHONY MOMAN.

Hosted by The European Cultural Centre and curated by the GAA Foundation.
May 13 – November 26 2017,
Palazzo Mora, Strada Nuova 3659, 30121  Venice
(Preview 11 – 12 May at 18.00 – 22.00)
Open 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Tuesdays.
Free Entry