Danilo Buccella, Bruna Esposito, Igor Eškinja, Franklin Evans, Diango Hernández, Edgar Orlaineta, Luca Pozzi
23.01 – 31.03.2020
“Man is only fully a human being when he plays”. (Friedrich Schiller)
HyperGames is the title of the new group show which will be held at Federico Luger (FL GALLERY) in Milan from January 22 to March 31, 2020. The exhibition is conceived as an analogue counterpart to the digital gaming phenomenon, meaning the space as a large platform. An exhibition dedicated to the most fun, free and playful aspects of art; a journey to discover or re-discover the child in us all.
As the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga (1872-1945) writes in his essay Homo Ludens (1946) the game concept, in a very innovative way compared to the past, is integrated with that of culture. In accordance with his thought all the main human activities as justice, language and worship are strongly linked to the game. Later, in 1956 the French writer and sociologist Roger Caillois (1913-1978) taking up and developing Huizinga’s theory, explains that the main characteristics of regulated freedom, uncertainty are found in the concept of game, all placed in a fictitious dimension. Features that, if you look carefully, they also dress very well the wonderful and changing body of artistic activity. With the collective HyperGames the artists present in the exhibition – Danilo Buccella, Bruna Esposito, Igor Eškinja, Franklin Evans, Diango Hernández, Edgar Orlaineta, Luca Pozzi -, who have been part of the gallery’s roster for years, are called to guide the visitor, through their works and their vision, within a new aspect of art, very often underestimated, thus suggesting a strong affinity between what concerns the playful and the artistic and creative production. The randomness, the hazard are found both in the moment of realization and in the subsequent steps in which the work exists in all its effects and its concreteness. It is precisely at this stage that randomness plays receptive to the work of art, which is probably what allows for semantic and interpretative stratification of the artistic object that is perceived and made by some in one way while others in another. The selected works range from several artistic languages, from painting to sculpture, from installation to photography, thus promoting the diversification of meanings. The public is called to confront them, is invited to play with what is in fromt their eyes in a new multidimensional and timeless reality between real and imaginary world to rediscover one maiden dimension of the self.