Francesco Clemente/Encampment

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA)

13 June 2015- 1 January 2016

A multi-part 30,000 square foot installation occupying MASS MoCA’s largest gallery, Encampment presents Clemente’s transitory experience of changing geographies, diverse cultural climates, and consciousness infused in his imagery and art.  Informed by the logistical realities and production opportunities of making art in wildly disparate locations, Clemente’s aesthetic investigation of states of flux delves into the nature of passage itself, between bodily pleasure and changing spiritual states, between acts of destruction and creation, and between the seen and unseen.

The exhibition comprises three elements: extensive installation of six decorated tents, four sculptures, and a series of watercolors.  The show’s centerpiece — gathered for the first time as a complete ensemble — is a suite of six painted canvas tents, created over the course of three years from 2012 through 2014 in collaboration with a community of artisans in Rajasthan, India.  The second section of the exhibition features four works — Earth, Moon, Sun, and Hunger — incorporating both traditional forms and references to contemporary life.  The last section displays a stunning new suite of 19 erotically charged paintings, juxtaposing abstract interludes with scenes of love and intense desire.


弗朗切斯科.克莱门特/营地

麻州当代美术馆

2015年6月13日-2016年1月1日

占据麻州当代美术馆面积最大(3万平方英尺)的展厅,《营地》展示了克莱门特不断更变的地域体验、多元文化环境以及他图像和艺术中所蕴含的意识。通过逻辑显示和在完全不同地点创作艺术的机会,在身体愉悦和变化的精神状态之间、在解构和创造之间、在可见和未见之间,克莱门特对流变状态的美学研究深入到了变迁的本质。
 展览由三部分组成:6幅巨大的装饰帐篷装置,4件雕塑和一系列的水彩画。展览的中心作品,即第一次被集合成一个套完整序列的六件绘画帆布帐篷,是在2012至2014年的三年时间里与印度拉贾斯坦邦的一群匠人们共同完成的。展览的第二部分展示了4件作品-《大地》、《月亮》、《太阳》和《饥渴》融合了传统的形式和当代生活的隐喻。最后一部分展示了一套19件绝妙的情色绘画,插入爱恋的场景和强烈的欲望。