“Extension point – Ampliamenti su nuclei di realtà” is a group show curated by Guido Molinari, taking place at the AR/GE KUNST Galleria Museo from May 6 to June 11, 2005. The seven artists invited, representing the contemporary art scene in Italy, present photos, videos, ready-mades, installations, in which modifications are carried out on nuclei of reality. There is a tendency in modern art to present fragments of reality that convey emotional concepts and density. Furthermore, there is an expressive line based on the idea that, besides collecting pieces of world (“ready-mades”), it is possible to modify them by adding portions of “other” elements, which are destabilising, sometimes even incongruous. In this way, the initial nucleus of reality, though always recognisable in its morphology, offers new interpretations through minimum amplifications.
The seven artists invited have already made this type of intervention in the past, as have some protagonists of the international scene. Of course, the initial choice is crucial: it is necessary to isolate a nucleus of reality that is particularly pregnant and able to synthesise concepts and aesthetic tensions. After which, it is possible to make additions, modifications and alterations. It is a new form of intervention that can surprise the observer with unexpected margins and can reveal indirectly the most complex and deep motivations tied to personal poetics. The final result leads towards the idea of breaking the rigid boundaries created by reality, through minimal aesthetic interventions, thus amplifying the existing limits towards new levels of sense and shape.