"Planet Caravan" / Marta Ravasi & Nicola Tirabasso
Curated by Gabriel Stöckli
05 March - 3 April, 2021
Sonnenstube offspace, Nada
Via Tassino Lugano, CH
- Gabriel Stöckli
Sonnenstube Off-space presents the bi-personal exhibition “Planet Caravan”, which opens the 2021 program titled “40'000 km/h: escape from the earth”, a series of events dedicated to contemporary art that will take place in the city of Lugano and that will see as first episode the exhibition of works by Marta Ravasi and Nicola Tirabasso, curated by Gabriel Stöckli. On this occasion Sonnenstube will introduce its itinerant space “Nada” to Lugano. Nada (1972) is a Silver Edition roulette Tabbert that will be parked in the local camper area, Via Tassino, Lugano.
Marta Ravasi (1987) lives and works in Locarno. She studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and holds an MA from Wimbledon College of Arts in London (2012). Marta Ravasi's artistic practice is mainly focused on constant research on oil painting on canvas. Her work has been presented on several occasions including: "Violets of Mars" Fanta Spazio, Milan (2017); and the group exhibition "The Kids aren't alright" la rada, Locarno (2020). In summer 2019 he took part in "Q-rated Nuoro" organized by the Quadriennale di Roma.
Nicola Tirabasso (1993) lives and works between Italy and Portugal. He trained as a graphic designer at Naba in Milan and later with an MA at Goldsmith in London. He is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practice includes sound, video, installation, and graphic projects. Her work has been presented on several occasions and in multiple contexts, including Visio & Cbweavoer in 'DELUSION, DISTORTION, DECEPTION', Seager Gallery, London (2019); 'NOMO', Laurie Grove, Goldsmiths Artist Film & Moving Image, London (2019).
This exhibition is part of the 2021 program entitled 40'000 km/h: escape from earth supported by Pro Helvetia, Città di Lugano, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino - DECS Fondo Swisslos and AIL