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THE UNSEEN - Progetto Diogene



Pierluigi Fresia

Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 6.30 pm
Tram Diogene
Corso Regio Parco X Corso Verona, Turin

Diogene presents the second event of “The Unseen”, a new project aimed at investigating and showcasing the research and production of knowledge that is inherent in every artist’s work. That creative core that remains hidden, underground, and that is yet vital, essential for the final artistic outcome.
Focusing on artistic research as the keystone of making art, The Unseen follows every artist involved in exploring his/her creative breeding ground, made of books, pictures, personal objects, and documents the process.
Each event comprises a sort of confession in which the artist does away with the rigid system of the conventional presentation of his/her work.
The second artist who has been invited to display his work in this form is Pierluigi Fresia.

A thought that is yet to see the light, be manifested, will be immense; hence immensity can be attained only before venturing into the future, into the temporal beyond.
The ultimate (true?) reality will always be one step ahead of us, biologically bound to that dimension that is time, unfailingly committed to betraying and leaving us behind. 
(Pierluigi Fresia 2017)

The Unseen is a project resulting from a collaboration started in 2016 between Progetto Diogene and a group of Turin-based artists (Alice Benessia, Michela De Petris, Giulia Gallo, Silvia Margaria, Enrico Partengo, Elena Tortia, and Arianna Uda), who were involved in past events organised by the association. These artists were invited to each work autonomously on a new project to present at the Tram as part of Progetto Diogene’s 2017 programme. 


After receiving his education, Pierluigi Fresia (Asti, 1962) started his artistic career in painting, a medium that in the following years he would often use alongside photography and the written word.
The works by Pierluigi Fresia have been showcased in many fairs and festivals of contemporary art and photography (ARTISSIMA, Fiera Di Bologna, ArteVerona, MIART, MIA, Arco Madrid, Daegu Photo Biennale, Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia 2010, 2015), in several collective and solo exhibitions at both public institutions and private galleries. They feature in many private collections, foundations and museums of contemporary art, including MART in Rovereto and GAM in Turin.


Upcoming events of The Unseen project

  • 4 October 2017 – Cyrilla Mozenter (U.S.A.)

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