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IO SOLO, first solo exhibition by Giovanni Rossi

From 2021 october 23rd to november 28th

SantaGiulia Fine Arts Academy
dal 23/10/21 al 28/11/21

In the anniversary’s occasion of its first opening year, Rawness Scents inaugurates the first solo exhibition by Giovanni Rossi entitled Io Solo (Myself Alone). This site-specific art project will be showcased both in the spaces of the boutique in Corsetto Sant'Agata 22 in Brescia and in the spiritual setting of Sant'Agata church, overlooking the homonym Corsetto.

The project draws inspiration from the world of 100% natural, organic and botanical scents which are proposed by the boutique, opened in 2020 by Giovanni Norcia. Starting from this idea, the young artist based in Brescia has focused his attention on the iconography and ancient narratives linked to the essences, trying to visualise the mystery of the pain felt by each person and which inevitably calls for identity and solitary reflection: not in a negative sense, but as an appeal to the dimension of fragility and suffering. These feelings are not to be understood as obstacles to life and to ourjourney, but as inevitable conditions, able to represent, for each of us, an opportunity to discover Humanity and personal and social elevation. […]

Giovanni Rossi is born in 1996 in Brescia, where he currently lives and works.
He graduated in Contemporary Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts "SantaGiulia" in Brescia with a thesis entitled The bovine phenomenon in art: Beyond its image. In 2019 he has been nominated by the Academy, among all the students, to take part in the AccadeMibac: a competition organised by MiBACT, in collaboration with the Quadriennale di Roma, to promote young Italian artists. He is one of the finalists for the Paolo VI Award promoted by the Paolo VI Collection in Concesio (Brescia). Since 2020, he has been represented by the auction house Auc Art, specialising in emerging international art. In the same year he is selected for the Palazzo Monti Degree Show in Brescia. He is one of the finalists of the tenth stage of the Jaguart Brescia project, in collaboration with Artissima-Turin. Recent exhibitions in 2020-2021 include: GestoZero, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Museo del Violino, Cremona and Ex Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Bergamo, which is based on a project by Maurizio Donzelli and curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Matteo Galbiati and ACME Art Lab (Skira catalogue); in 2021: Arte al Kilo, promoted by Marina Bastianello Gallery, Mestre; Kenopsia, curated by Natalie Zangari at Palazzo Palazzi, Brescia; Passaggi, exhibition of the finalists of the Paolo VI Prize, curated by Paolo Sacchini and Marisa Paderni, Collezione Paolo VI, Concesio.

Rawness Scents defines the new way of wearing natural, organic, handmade perfumes, those that trap all the power of Nature, leaving intact all the beneficial properties of plants. Raw materials are the beginning of this project and determine its path. The selection takes into consideration botanical brands with a strong personality and an avant-garde vision of Luxury. Being sustainable and natural becomes the first step to ethically define a perfume.

Curated by
Ilaria Bignotti, Vera Canevazzi, Caterina Frulloni e Camilla Remondina

Press Preview: Thursday, October 21st 2021, 11.30 am
VIP Preview: Thursday, October 21st 2021, 5.00 pm
Opening: Saturday, October 23rd 2021, 5.00 pm

Rawness Scents, Corsetto Sant'Agata 22, Brescia
Sant’Agata Church, Corsetto Sant’Agata 27, Brescia

The exibition will be open until 28th November 2021
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am / 7.00 pm Free Entrance

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Accademia SantaGiulia - Vincenzo Foppa Società Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS - Via Cremona, 99 - 25124 Brescia
Num. Iscr. Reg. delle Imprese di Brescia e partita IVA: 02049080175 - R.E.A. 291386 - CAP. SOC. Euro 25.148,68