Manuel Scano Larrazàbal
September 19th – December 5th, 2015
INEXORABLE ACEPHALOUS MAGNIFICENCE OR HOW THE SHIT HITS THE FAN • AN EXHIBITION BY MANUEL SCANO LARRAZÀBAL • SEPTEMBER 19TH – November 14th, 2015
Museum as Retail Space (MaRS) is pleased to present its first international artist in residence, Manuel Scano Larrazàbal, and his exhibition Inexorable Acephalous Magnificence or How the Shit Hits the Fan. The work explores self-perceptions of causation and the will, as extrapolations intrinsic to matter, yet ultimately authored as super-conducted aesthetic arrangements subjugate to, yet exceeding, the will.
The exhibition features a series of large scale works on paper, primarily created by the use of complex interconnected drawing apparatus. Larrazábal’s vast, constellation-like, compositions are made on industrial paper in a process that involves various modes of application with washable inks, water, and dyed mashed cellulose (akin to spit-balls).
A site-specific drawing machine, made in residency at the gallery, creates a new large-scale work on paper throughout the duration of the exhibition. Larrazàbal’s drawing machine utilizes oscillating fans to create a marionette-like dance of hundreds of suspended multicolored markers, leaving ink in manifold forms on large sheets of paper over the floor.
Over fifteen works, including a 270 sq/ft monumental painting, will be shown over the course of the exhibition. An auxiliary event will be held upon the apparatus' completion of its large-scale drawing, approximately six weeks after the opening.
Manuel Scano Larrazàbal was born in Padua in 1981 to a Venezuelan mother and Sardinian father. He spent his childhood in Caracas from 1983 to 1992 before returning to Italy along with his family after the coup of Hugo Chavez. In Italy he attended the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera and continued his learning process by installing stands for various galleries and participating in workshops with international artists and curators including the Fondazione Spinola Banna and the Fondazione Antonio Ratti. In November 2011, in Turin, he took part in a one-week cohabitation planed by Roberto Cuoghi and Gian Antonio Gilli.
Larrazàbal's work has been exhibited at In Fact And In Fiction, Room Gallery, CRIPTA747, Barriera, Fondazione per l’Arte, Museo dell’Alto Garda Arco with MART, Casa Masaccio, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Museo del 900, Almanac, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, GC. AC, Turin, and Le Magasin.