Barbara De Ponti and Jens Risch - Forma Mentis

Viasaterna presents Forma Mentis, an exhibition project which brings together the work of Barbara De Ponti (Milan, 1975) and Jens Risch (Rudolstadt, Germany, 1973). For the first time in Milan, the exhibition presents, the latest project by Barbara De Ponti, Clay Time Code, and a series of works by the German artist Jens Risch, produced between 2011 and 2016. The two artists, similar in age and artistic practice, are the protagonists of an original dialogue which stems from the recognition of a single sensation which is implicit in their respective careers, characterized by an extreme rigor and coherence of method. As the title suggests, Forma Mentis is an exhibition which orbits around the central theme of Form, seen on the one hand as an inherent principle of the very matter from which it is released, and on the other as a mental structure. Form, in fact, guides the production of both artists, moved by the will to reach as perfect a harmony as possible between content and representation, between the underlying concept of the work and its realization.

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