The sphere when it becomes flat
Roll up a piece of paper.
Colour the entire surface of the sphere with the markers. You can use as many colors or just one, as you like.
Open the paper patiently, unfold it without tearing it.
Spread it out carefully, returning it to its initial two-dimension.
The drawing that the colour has drawn is the image of a sphere that has become flat.
Serena Vestrucci (1986, IT) lives and works in Milan. Serena Vestrucci’s work can sometimes be barely visible and apparently simple: she digs into the interstice of everyday experience to be inspired by unexpected encounters with common objects. In her practice, the ordinary is decontextualized, or in her own words “transferred into a different field of action”. Vestrucci manipulates everyday elements through a wide range of artistic processes and linguistic impositions, yet the original identity of whatever attracts his attention – flags, pastels, fried squid – is preserved forever, or even enhanced, as it acquires a new meaning. Ultimately, Vestrucci transforms things into images.
Among his solo exhibitions: Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Verona (2017); Museo Archeologico Antonio Salinas, Palermo (2017); Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, Milan (2016); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa (2015). Among the group exhibitions: Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, Italy (2019); Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York, USA, and London, UK (2018); Museo Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, Italy (2018); Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (2017); Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (2015); FRISE Künstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany (2014); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2014); Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy (2012); Stedelijk Museum, ‘S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (2011). In 2017 she won the eighteenth edition of the Cairo Prize and was selected by the City of Milan for the realization of a permanent public work of the new CityLife district.