Extra Dry #05

Alice Ronchi

Extra DRY is a project of collaboration between Peep-Hole and DRY Cocktails & Pizza at Via Solferino 33 in Milan. The initiative comes from a shared desire to take art out of its usual places and experiment with its possible insertion in different contexts. For the fifth appointment of Extra DRY, Alice Ronchi presents the video Arabesco (2010).

The invitation on the part of the founders of DRY, who are also art lovers, to imagine a project that brings art into their venue, offers an opportunity for Peep-Hole to experiment with new ways of connecting with a wider audience, putting them in touch with contemporary artistic research. The high quality, contemporary spirit and accessibility that are DRY’s strong points become the guidelines for Extra DRY, a program of video screenings focusing on the younger generations of Italian art. Starting in October, videos will be shown by Diego Marcon, Cleo Fariselli, Riccardo Giacconi, Giovanni Giaretta, Alice Ronchi and Francesco Joao Scavarda, each with a two-month solo stay in the venue.

During this period the spaces of DRY will host three videos, installed in different rooms, on view during regular opening hours. The artists’ projects are “mimetically” inserted in the convivial spaces of DRY, suggesting a different situation of viewing and a continuous flow of images that produce a transformation of perception, drawing attention to the work. DRY thus becomes a showcase for the most interesting artistic experimentation of the latest generations, and an opportunity for a wider public to get acquainted with the work of these young artists.

Alice Ronchi (Ponte dell’Olio, Piacenza, 1989. Lives and works in Milan and Amsterdam) showed her work in the solo show Breakfast on the grass, Francesca Minini, Milan, 2014 and in many group shows in Italy and abroad: The Art of Living, Museo La Triennale, Milan; Mindscape, Cineteca MamBo, Bologna, 2014; Cobalto40, Il Crepaccio, Milan; Thingies, Gasconade, Milan; If it was John Armleder (what a curator is not supposed to do), Art Géneve, Ginevra, 2013.