Hush Gallery (May17, 2014. Istanbul)
Air is limited. Personal Post (2):: by Carla Paiolo
The air is limited. We arrived on the spot (Hush Gallery) 05/09/2014. We go down the stairs. At first glance, the air in the room is limited.
The immagination shapes the epitome of a cell, the kind that do not allow the minimum spaciousness so that we can speak about civilization. With the rigour of a plumb line, precise. So are the walls that circumscribe a small underground space, in which there is a tiny, faint and useless window. The gray of overbuilding, the world walks all over you. A precious mood to be counted on a travel diary, as absorbed in a feeling that flies away a few moments later, with the same speed as it arrives. The upper floor from which we have passed, it seems to be an inside / outside, the reverberations of the Bosphorus are amplified by passing through the large window, there is a store full of small works / thoughts, lively energy, self-produced notebooks. The streets of Yeldegirmeni, where is located the space – the Hush Gallery- are characterized by a shade of gray that almost vanishes. Eyes are captured by the brightness of the colors, powered by the energy of a rising area that, in its continuous development, retains a strong identity. Strong signs of social protest, rainbows drawn on the walls, but the real work is that people ‘is allowing’. Around the corner is the Don Kisot, the first recognised social center of Istanbul, one of the many other details that we would never have got if someone had not revealed us. We often walk through our identity-making repercussions.
This, perhaps, is the reason why the air seemed to be limited. Thanks to Bilge Ertem, we have absorbed the environment which makes the road, and that place, a dynamic coming and going of meetings. Shelter Add is connected with the beauty of how important it is the sharingand get even just a little in the life of a place, through the premise of those who had already experience it. To the knowledge of the secrets shown by those who do not put identity-making blocks, or otherwise. The artist aware of all this and its dimension which is connected with the territory where it is. We are human beings and art can safeguard our soul, first break down the wall of hostility. For this reason, I feel with Bilge Ertem, without needing to speak. For this Riccardo Ajossa,and the refinement of a biting work.How much more sensible and accurate. The exhibition is in a real / virtual vision, just to deal with the insensitive nature of a screen that circumnavigates itself. Excess of white. The events and that unexpected time, opened a further consideration on the ‘essential thoughts’ missing in the present, because when something is imagined then is really lived, you come to a most important concept: the value of silence.
The exhibition space becomes a refuge for a poetic action that involves a journeyt, both physical and mental. All the artistic career of Riccardo Ajossa, reveals the development of experience in this universe of feelings, individual and collective. His paper, natural fibers, their signs… I think his poetry is close to the brightness of the diamond.
He heard the space as a spund box. Who attended the opening day,descended the stairs, following the echo of the two noble and discreet voices , guided also by their silence. In the end, on the wall … how could we know?
Air is limited. Personal Post (2) • SHELTER ADD solo exhibition by Riccardo Ajossa curated by Bilge Ertem and Carla Paiolo • from 17.05.14 to 05.07.14 • Hush Gallery- Rasimpaşa Mah. Rıhtım Cad. İskele Sok. 29/A Kadıköy / İstanbul • Online: Virtual D/ www.disambiguartspace.com