‘It’s the tip of the iceberg’ is the title of the ninth exhibition presented by
MASSIMO in Via Degli Scipioni 7, Milan, from May 19 to June 11, 2023.
The group show combines research by Andrea Bocca, Carlos Casuso, Davide
Hjort, Malin Norberg, Alexander Iezzi, Peilian Li, Angelo Licciardello + Miami
Safari, Lea Porrè, Sara Ravelli and Maria Giovanna Zanella. Twelve national
and international artists were invited to interact with the same display: a plinth
conceived in collaboration with designer Federico Fontanella X Crates, a
logistics brand based in Milan.
The project comprises ten artworks, including recent pieces and new
commissions, investigating the multifaceted perspective behind the
exhibition’s theme through different artistic languages. “It’s the tip of the
iceberg” highlights the part of a problem or situation that is more evident or,
on the contrary, concealed depending on how it is interpreted and depicted.
The exhibition uses ‘standardized’ measurements to bring different practices
130x25x25 cm are the plinth sizes provided to the artists: ten concrete and
wood supports designed to establish a shared point of view. In a mixture of
challenge and collaboration, the artists are invited to deal with the material’s
severity and the form’s verticality. MASSIMO’s space is now filled with a myriad
of thoughts, energies and interactions: some artists embrace the plinth into
their work, others absorb it, some challenge it, while others tower above it.
Artists: Andrea Bocca, Carlos Casuso, Davide Hjort, Malin Norberg, Alexander
Iezzi, Peilian Li, Angelo Licciardello + Miami Safari, Lea Porrè, Sara Ravelli,
Maria Giovanna Zanella
Set design: Federico Fontanella X Crates
Graphic design: Mariachiara Moro, Giovanni Biscarini
Ph: Michela Pedranti