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#15 T-YONG CHUNG AT FONDERIA ARTISTICA BATTAGLIA

AMONG OTHERS, FONDERIA ARTISTICA BATTAGLIA, A FOUNDRY THAT PRODUCES BRONZE SCULPTURES SINCE 1913. AN INCREDIBLE WEALTH OF EXPERTISE THAT DIALOGUES WITH THE ARTISTS AND THEIR CREATIVITY SINCE THE FOUNDATION, SO THAT IN RECENT YEARS THE PROJECT OPEN STUDIO HAS BEEN CREATED, THROUGH WHICH THE FOUNDRY SUPPORTS YOUNG ITALIAN AND FOREIGN ARTISTS THROUGH THE LOST-WAX BRONZE CASTING PROCESS. ARTISTS ARE ALSO GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THEIR WORK IN A PERSONAL EXHIBITION HELD AT THE HISTORICAL HEADQUARTER IN VIA STILICONE 10.

THE MOST RECENT PROJECT TO BE HELD AT FONDERIA BATTAGLIA IS THAT OF T-YONG CHUNG, A KOREAN ARTIST NOW BASED IN MILAN, WHO USED BRONZE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS LIFE. PRODUCED BY TENDER TO ART, TENDERCAPITAL’S VISUAL ARTS HUB, THE FOCUS OF THE INSTALLATION IS A BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A YOUNG GIRLS BUST CLASSICALLY AND FIGURATIVELY MOLDED, WHICH THE KOREAN ARTIST HAS REINTERPRETED BASED ON HIS USUAL TECHNIQUE TO DECONTEXTUALIZE A WESTERN ICONOGRAPHIC SYMBOL, THROUGH INCISIONS AND SURFACE POLISHING.

FOR T-YONG CHUNG LAVINIA, LATINUS AND AMATA’S DAUGHTER, AENEAS’S SECOND WIFE, PORTRAYED AS A CHILD, REPRESENTS MEDITERRANEAN FEMININITY, THE PURITY AND THE COMPLEXITY OF A WOMAN FIGURE. LAVINIA IS AN INSTALLATION THROUGH WHICH THE SHAPING OF A BRONZE BUST USING DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND COLORS (PLASTER, CLAY, COLORED WAX), ARE ABSORBED BY THE YOUNG FACE PORTRAYED DURING THE PROCESS ITSELF. THE RESULT IS AN IDENTIFIABLE PROCESS OF A CYCLE THAT REPEATS ITSELF. FOR T-YONG CHUNG LAVINIA, LATINUS AND AMATA’S DAUGHTER, AENEAS’S SECOND WIFE, PORTRAYED AS A CHILD, REPRESENTS MEDITERRANEAN FEMININITY, THE PURITY AND THE COMPLEXITY OF A WOMAN FIGURE. LAVINIA IS AN INSTALLATION THROUGH WHICH THE SHAPING OF A BRONZE BUST USING DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND COLORS (PLASTER, CLAY, COLORED WAX), ARE ABSORBED BY THE YOUNG FACE PORTRAYED DURING THE PROCESS ITSELF. THE RESULT IS AN IDENTIFIABLE PROCESS OF A CYCLE THAT REPEATS ITSELF.
FONDERIA ARTISTICA BATTAGLIA

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