Press Release Andrea Salvino

“Anni di piombo”
Opening 2nd March from 6pm to 9pm
02.03.2017 – 02.04.2017
Monday – Friday: 10am/1pm – 3pm/7pm
Saturday: by appointment

The C+N Canepaneri Gallery presents Andrea Salvino's solo exhibition entitled, “Anni di
Piombo”. The exhibition takes its name from one of the works of art exhibited, which, in turn,
originally got its name from the 1981 film by Margarethe von Trotta, winner of the 'Leone
d'oro' at the 38th International Cinematographic Art Exhibition of Venice.
The exhibition builds on six main themes – erotism/pornography, cinema, street warfare, the
1960s, history, criminality - as well as general images, the six themes being represented by
unedited works, amongst which oil paintings and cartoons are exhibited. Each of the six
works is accompagnied by drawings which relate to, and enhance the understanding and
explanation of each, suggesting interpretations, inciting ideas, and mapping out unusual and
strange connotations.
Salvino's artistic research is closely connected to history. He draws his inspiration from
political, social and cinematographic iconography from the Italian and European 1900s, as
well as from contemporary art. Salvino is undoubtedly not only an attentive collector of
images based on photographs, period postcards, books, film and prints, but also a most
refined investigator of everything that history often chooses to omit because of its disturbing
or uncomfortable nature. Carefully selected anecdotes and visual details become woven
intertwinned mosaics with which the artist creates pages of unofficial history, of troublesome
moments of life, of taboos and of words that are not dared to be uttered. His way of unveiling
historical and cultural repressions is incorperated in every piece of work that he creates and
this is seen across the board in every theme and historical period which he chooses to

The exhibition 'The Years of Lead' which represents an overview of Andrea Salvino's work,
connects together the various themes which he has studied at different times during his
artistic career with his customary method of collecting, selecting and combining images,
already developed and evolved into his book of images and drawings entitled “Nicht versöhnt
oder es hilft Nur Gewalt wo Gewalt herrscht - Non riconciliati o solo violenza aiuta dove
violenza regna” and presented at the "Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo" in 2011. Also on
this occasion, the artist assembled individual accounts into fragments of articles on themes of
a political, war, pornographic, erotic, decorum and cinema nature, highlighting the
importance of how images can empower and induce people to remember, conjure up
thoughts and finally to acknowledge that such elements belong to a world which goes beyond
any taboo.

Born in 1969, Rome, Italy
Andrea Salvino attended the 'Accademia di Belle Arti' in Rome, having graduated in 1993.
Amongst his solo and group shows, the most recent include: 2014, Intenzione manifesta; Il
disegno in tutte le sue forme, Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Il buco, Mila Kunstgalerie, Berlin; Space
is the Place, Nero Magazine, Basel; 2013, Private, Studio Geddes, Rome; Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde. New works from Berlin, Magazzino, Rome; 2012, Taliens. Junge italienische Kunst aus
Berlin, Volkswagen Pavillon, Wolfsburg; 2011, La Mer en Hiver, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Non
riconciliati o solo violenza aiuta, dove violenza regna – Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur
Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Ceci n’est pas du
cinéma!, Castello di Rivoli, Museo del Cinema, Turi; Italians. Junge Kunst in der Botschaft,
Ambasciata d’Italia, Berlin, When in Rome, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Hammer Museum and
Laxart, Los Angeles; 2008, Italics, Arte italiana fra tradizione e rivoluzione, 1968-2008,
Palazzo Grassi, Venice and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.