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Ornaghi & Prestinari: the Dynamic Duo

Joelle Grosso (October 20, 2016)
The works of the Italian artistic duo Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari will be presented at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò starting on Monday, October 24th.

The exhibition, curated by Vittorio Calabrese, will be hosted by NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and their new chairman Giorgio Spanu with the help of Magazzino Italian Art and Galleria Continua. Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari are talented Italian creatives who have been working together since 2009 and are well-known throughout Italy and Europe. 

The pair thrives off trying out different materials and taking new approaches to their art and this exhibition proves just that. In New York, they will be introducing some of their new projects to the public which include sculpture-installations, paintings, and works on paper and wood. One of the main themes in this show is their transformation of everyday objects into works of art. The renewel of these seemingly mundane items brings them to a new level and shows them in a completely different light. By combining different techniques and concepts along with their personal experiences, Ornaghi and Prestinari force their viewers to reflect on the importance of originality and craft in a post-artisanal world.

These two artists will transport you into an intimate and delicate universe that allows you to examine the multifaceted world we live in. If you can not make it to the opening reception on Monday night, Ornaghi & Prestinari will be on display until December 9th. 

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