This book is published to accompany a group exhibition at Gluck50, Milan (12.05 – 19.09.2015) curated by Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho with the help of Lodovico Pignatti Morano, with works by Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Rainer Ganahl, Hassan Khan, Ken Okiishi, Carissa Rodriguez, TENG Chao-Ming.
Our exhibition eventually came together in the wake of this revelation, piecemeal and fractured at times, with simultaneous ongoing chatter between conflicting desires and reports. For the realization of this exhibition, we are indebted to the other participating artists, all of whom fully reciprocated our initial desire to share in a dynamic conversation, along with Valentina Suma, whose commitment to assist us on this project at a critical moment was crucial to its completion, Lodovico, whose role as local informant and emotional ballast peeled open the imaginative possibilities of this situation, and finally Mario, who in the end assumed the weight of our own naïve ambitions in a way that verified a form of love and trust happening far outside the register of capital gain. In the end, we seem to have a rather clean contemporary art exhibition that feels to us like a conversation frozen for dissection, hopefully offering something of use with regards to the possibilities and impossibilities of conversation as such, as it occurs across an arena of quickly dissolving borders. The intention of this catalog is to underscore the cracks in the ice.