Unreachable Turtles

Alfredo Aceto

06. 10 – 17. 11. 2017

Suffused with layers of historical and personal associations, a sense of mysterious narrative and melancholic humour, the exhibition is focused on the moment when an object, that is initially purely practical gets transformed through small gestures and a poetic gaze in something with a life of its’ own.

Alfredo Aceto (b 1991) studied fine arts at ECAL in Lausanne and MSA^, Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. In 2015 he was the recipient of Kiefer Hablitzel Prize in Basel, Switzerland. His work has been shown in institutions such as Centre d’Art Contemporain (Geneva, CH), Kunsthaus Glarus (Glarus, CH), Museo del 900 (Milan, IT). He is a Professor at ECAL, lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.

His work creates spaces suspended between fiction and reality. His environments are places to live, in which one can find a sort of melancholy, artificial time alteration and image saturation. The objects he produces are traces, functional elements for the construction of the space where the blurred boundaries between his personal timeline and the collective one express the way chronology can be manipulated.

A cultural program cofinanced by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The program does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the program or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.

Project supported by Cluj-Napoca City Hall and the Local Council.

With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.