37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ

La galleria d’arte RosenfeldPorcini (www.rosenfeldporcini.com) inaugura una mostra di scultura alla quale partecipano diversi italiani:

Rosenfeld Porcini are proud to present MEMORY, an exhibition of nine international artists working in sculpture today MEMORY brings together seven European artists and one each from the UK and America:
Steve Goddard (UK), Andreas Blank (Germany), Leonardo Drew (US), Nicola Samori (Italy), Roberto Almagno (Italy), Spazio Visivo (Italy), Kaarina Kaikkonen (Finland),
Rossana Zaera (Spain), and Mar Arza (Spain).
From Roberto Almagnoʼs beautifully-crafted abstract forms made from wood, to the visceral approach of Steve Goddardʼs pieces made of pigment, horsehair and clay, the exhibition showcases the diversity that exists in contemporary sculpture today. Each artist takes a radically different approach to their work, using different materials, aesthetic frameworks and concerns. All deal with “memory” in distinct yet equally powerful ways, and it is the poetic sensibility they share that creates a sense of unity.

Rosenfeld porcini gallery Founded in June 2011 by Ian Rosenfeld and Dario Porcini, directors of Italyʼs Galleria
Napoli Nobilissima, the rosenfeld porcini gallery occupies a prime location in the heart of the dynamic gallery district of Londonʼs Fitzrovia. With 3,000 square feet of gallery space,
rosenfeld porcini has a strong international outlook committed to showing contemporary artists from around the world, and will draw upon the distinct yet complimentary backgrounds and expertise of the galleryʼs two directors with an innovative exhibitions programme. Old Master and Modern shows will occasionally be presented, either monographic or themed, within the context of the contemporary space, exploring a firm
curatorial belief in the continuity that underlies the story of art.

00:/ and extrArchitecture collaborated in the design of the Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, which is set within an area of London that has recently seen the arrival of a number of new galleries, setting about a transformation of the area traditionally known for its fabric trade to an area known for the contemporary art. The gallery occupies the ground and basement floors of an existing period building with façades to both Newman Street and Rathbone Street.

The design approach was to work with the existing building and its unique dual facades and internal courtyard which provide the space with extraordinary daylight, whilst creating a contemporary adaptation of the space. The desire was to design both a visually and physically fluid space that would allow the visitor to be taken seamlessly through the variously scaled gallery spaces. A curving spine wall unifies the two principal gallery spaces on each floor creating a sense of continuity through the spaces. A new stair at the centre of the floor plan connects the two levels.