Artuner in Torino: Michael Armitage, Paul Kneale & Tabor Robak - Exhibition

Artuner in Torino: Michael Armitage, Paul Kneale & Tabor Robak

Palazzo Capris

05 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

Within the historical ambiance of 17th century Palazzo Capris, ARTUNER presents an exhibition of new works by Michael Armitage, Paul Kneale & Tabor Robak.

This is the first time the artists have exhibited in Italy. The takeover of Palazzo Capris will have an acchrochage format: each respective artist will use a distinct space within the Palazzo, thus articulating three solo shows in their own right. However, the artists’ works enter into dialogue with each other by addressing themes that are recurrent in the history of art, such as the exploration of memory and light. These are each confronted with a uniquely contemporary sensibility. Questions of innovative and traditional technology (scanner-printers, computers on one side, paintbrush on the other) intertwine with the use of different surfaces (canvas, bark and video-walls). Armitage, Kneale and Robak are all acutely aware of the amphibious world we are starting to inhabit, where the boundaries between the digital and the physical are increasingly blurred. A fertile tension is generated through the radically different approaches taken on by these artists: from the more “traditional” paintings by Michael Armitage on lubugo (a rough surface made with bark from Uganda), through Paul Kneale’s scanner-paintings, to Tabor Robak’s video installations. Nature and technology continuously seep into each other, as Armitage’s paintings are informed by internet headlines, wildlife inhabits Robak’s virtual environments and Kneale attempts to capture light conditions and trace the passage of time. French theorist Jean Baudrillard once argued against the instrumentalist view of technology – that humans use technology just for their purposes – instead proposing that it has the power not only to make things but to make minds. This exhibition attests to these shifts in perception and sensibility we are currently witnessing.

  • Installation view. Courtesy of ArtunerInstallation view. Courtesy of Artuner
  • Installation view. Courtesy of ArtunerInstallation view. Courtesy of Artuner

Related Artists

Michael Armitage

Michael Armitage

Paul Kneale

Paul Kneale

Tabor Robak

Tabor Robak

Special Events

Destination: Artuner in Torino: Michael Armitage, Paul Kneale & Tabor Robak
Where: Palazzo Capris
Type: Opening

Opening of the exhibition

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

W: Artuner
ADDRESS:
Via Santa Maria, 1 Turin, 10122 Italy