Norma Mangione Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by Francesco Pedraglio
Born in 1981 in Como, Italy, Francesco Pedraglio lives and works in Mexico City. His work develops around the idea of potential narrative through performance, filmmaking and storytelling.
For this edition of Paris Internationale, we present two new works by the artist: Ideal Space to Tell Fairy Tales (+33 185149572) and Ideal Space for a saint or a Translator (+33 185149481), among others, in which the potential for a story is literally inscribed into the sculpture through a phone number, inviting the viewer to engage with and occupy the space of the work.
Written and spoken words are the matter of Francesco’s work, moving through different media and thus creating virtual spaces and situations. For the work “Soleb Temple, Sudan, 1951”, from 2019, the artist recreated a graffiti found in the homonymous temple in an action that reminds us of the impossibility of repetition and the paradoxes of mimesis. Francesco has also explored filmmaking in works such as Racconto antiorario (6 costellazioni) / Scripting anticlockwise (6 constellations) from 2017, which can be viewed below.
About Francesco Pedraglio
Ideal Space to Tell Fairy Tales
Ideal Space for a Saint or a Translator
Racconto antiorario (6 costellazioni) / Scripting anticlockwise (6 constellations)
Norma Mangione Gallery opened in 2009 and represents the work of eleven Italian and international artists. The gallery has invited well-known, established artists to participate in group and solo shows, including Giulio Paolini (2016), Vija Celmins (2015), Andreas Schulze (2014), Jochen Lempert (2013), Horst Ademeit and Ansel Adams (2012).
The gallery has also invited artists and curators to present exhibition projects: Eva Brioschi (Corners / In Between, 2017), Becky Beasley (Voyage Around my Room, 2011) and Adam Carr (Gallery Galerie Galleria, 2010). In 2016, it also started to produce artists’ editions. The gallery has participated in numerous art fairs in Italy and abroad: Artissima (every edition from 2009 to 2019), Miart (from 2015 to 2019), Sunday London (2010, 2013), Sunday Berlin (2010), ABC Berlin (2011), Art Brussels (2012), ARCO Madrid (2012 and 2013), NADA New York (2016), Paris International (2017, 2018), Art-o-Rama (2018, 2019) and Arte Fiera (2019, 2020).