24/09/2022 - 17/12/2022
Project Room #16 | Vibeke Mascini
From September to December 2022, the Foundation hosts the personal exhibition of Vibeke Mascini


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Project Room #16

Vibeke Mascini

Second appointment of 2022 with the “observatory” project on contemporary arts of the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation, dedicated this year to the theme of origin and entrusted to the curators Chiara Pirozzi and Alessandra Troncone.

The second appointment of Project Room (September-December) sees Vibeke Mascini confronting the cuttlefish bone, a specific material used by Pomodoro since the beginning of his career to carve out the shapes of his jewels. Starting from this procedure, Mascini reflects on the coexistence of positive and negative forms, which leads to an installation that looks at fossil trace as “species” able to include these two aspects, but also to represent the encounter between a living being and its environment.

Vibeke Mascini explores, through sculptures, installations, sound, video and text, a scaling of abstract phenomena into a sensorial scope, with the intention to seek agency from intimacy. In long-term collaboration with scientists, engineers, government employees and musicians she proposes a conscious understanding of electric energy as a statement of interconnectedness and entanglement—between species, media and nature, matter and energy.

Vibeke studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and received her BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She carried out artist-in-residencies at Delfina Foundation London, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in Leiden, Fondazione Ratti in Como, Alps Art Academy in Tenna, Studio Galeria FKSE in Budapest, amongst others. Currently Vibeke is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.

Her publications include: The Dent of Walter Umenhofer (2015), Cloud Inverse (2017) and Silent Whale Letters (forthcoming in collaboration with long term collaborator Ella Finer). She teaches sculpture at the Fine Arts department of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) and is a member of the ‘Design & The Deep Future Research Group’, chaired by Alice Twemlow.

Work of Vibeke is included in international collections among which: MoMA Library, New York (US), Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (FR), Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam (NL), Columbia University Library, New York (US), Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, New York (US), Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag (NL), Getty Research Centre, Los Angeles (US), New York Public Library (US), The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla (US).