Meine Welt Neue Welt
presented by Federico Maddalozzo
with contribution of Liam Gillick, Karl Holmqvist and Wolfgang Tillmans

Riviera - Swiss Institute, Milano
Opening 27.05.2016 - 18:30

Conceived several years ago, Meine Welt Neue Welt is an ongoing work currently installed in the context of Riviera with a selection of publications from other artists, and reflects upon automobiles from aesthetic and formal perspectives but not only. The title comes from the catalogs of two key artists for this research, Arnold Odermatt’s Meine Welt and Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt.

At the center of this project is the car, the optimization of production and maintenance systems, the abandonment of traditional techniques in favour of new materials and technologies.
Meine Welt Neue Welt originates from the observation of a landscape made of cars and the social, economic and cultural changings they exemplify.
During his research, Federico Maddalozzo frequented Italian car body shops in northern Italy, observing their work and the methods used to repair the sheet metal. Tools were collected, as well as items once used as supports for car parts during painting, that now archive time in layers of paint. The ceramic sculptures and the metal structures conceived for a new setting of the paint remainders originate in this context.
These works and materials are set in connection with a selection of publications and with special contributions by three artists considered very important from the beginning of this project: Liam Gillick with A Volvo Bar and the unpublished text Construction of One; Karl Holmqvist with the reprint poem Cars Kill; Wolfgang Tillmans with his photo Fespa Car.

Meine Welt Neue Welt is an ongoing project and archive.
The photos presented on the walls are a part of the exhibition “Amici” by Lukas Wassman.
Riviera is a project curated by Caterina Riva and Dallas (Francesco Valtolina - Kevin Pedron)

Meine Welt Neue Welt
Installation view at Riviera, Swiss Institute, Milano

Karl Holmqvist
Cars Kills, posters, DIN A3
Karl Holmqvist: What’s My Name?
Book Works. London. 2009 ISBN: 1906012180
Untitled (Hyundai ix35 2009 - 2013)
2016, ceramic, steel. 66 x 40 x 4 cm
Gustav Metzger: Act or Perish! – A Retrospective
Nero, Rome. 2016 ISBN: 978-88-97503-87-3

Untitled (Fiat Panda 2003 - 2013)
2016, ceramic, 28 x 49 x 6 cm
Arnold Odermatt: Meine Welt Benteli Verlag, Zürich. 2006 ISBN: 978-3-7165-0910-4

Lena Henke: First Faces
Mousse Publishing, Milan. 2015 ISBN: 9788867490301
Mousse Issue 38 (Aprile 2013) p. 146-147 Lena Henke, Street Material, by Judith Hopf.
Duncan Campbell: Make It New John
Artist Space New York March 9 - May 1, 2010

Noncello #01
2016, paint sediment collected from car shops, plexiglass, 24,5 x 5 cm
Shannon Ebner: Auto Body Collision
Carneige Museum of Art. 2015 ISBN: 9780880390576 Shannon Ebner: Strike
Mousse Publishing, Milan. 2015 ISBN: 9788867491292
Azzurro Astrale Met 2ct - Verde Opale Mts 2ct
2016, varnished aluminium, 60 x 4 cm
Yngve Holen: Trypophobia Distanz Verlag, Berlin. 2016 ISBN: 978-3-95476-145-6

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness
Walther König, Köln. 2015 ISBN: 9783863356002
Christopher Williams: For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10),Bergen Kunsthall. 2010 ISBN: 9788299732680
Jimmie Durham: A Certain Lack of Coherence: Writings on Art and Cultural Politics, p.193 “The White Man’s Car” Kala press, London. 1993 ISBN: 0947753044
Jimmie Durham: Amoxohtli, Libro de carretera, A road book, Walther König, Köln. 2011 ISBN: 3865609201
Jimmie Durham: Waiting to be interrupted. Selected writings 1993-2012, Mousse Publishing, Milan. 2012 ISBN: 9788867491209

Comina - From 1999 to 2014 ca. - #02
2015, paint sediment collected from car shops, aluminium, 50 x 6 x 4 cm
Wolfgang Tillmans: Neue Welt, Taschen, Cologne. 2012 ISBN: 978383653974

Noncello - from 2014 to 2015 ca. - #02
2016, steel, wrapping film, paint sediment collected from car shops, 120 x 3 x 3 cm
Wolfgang Tillmans: The Cars, 2015 ISBN: 9783863357528

Wolfgang Tillmans
Neue Welt, Kunsthalle Zürich, 2012, exhibition poster, 59,4 x 42 cm
Fespa Car, 2012, Inkjet print on paper, 40 x 30 cm framed

Liam Gillick: Industry and Intelligence, p. 90-91 “1974: Volvo and the Mise-en-Scène” Columbia University Press, New York. 2016 ISBN: 9780231170208
Liam Gillick: Ein kurzes Szenario: a “Volvo” bar, 8. August 1993, Munich Kunstverein. 2008 ISBN: 978-3-923357-75-8
Liam Gillick, A “Volvo” Bar, 2009, poster, 59,4 x 42 cm
Liam Gillick, Construction of one, Draft 10.2011, exhibition copy
Liam Gillick: Maybe it would be better if we worked in groups of three?, Part 1 of 2: The Discursiv e-flux journal #2 - january 2009, Part 2 of 2: The Experimental Factory e-flux journal #3 - february 2009
Nicolai Howalt, Dummy Issue 41, Schmerz (December 2013) 

Federico Maddalozzo
Comina - From 1999 to 2014 ca. - #03
2015, paint sediment collected from car shops, aluminium, 60 x 6 x 4 cm
Liam Gillick: Industry and Intelligence, p. 90-91 “1974: Volvo and the Mise-en-Scène” Columbia University Press, New York. 2016 ISBN: 9780231170208

Comina - From 1999 to 2014 ca. - #04
2016, paint sediment collected from car shops, aluminium 60 x 6 x 4 cm
Magazine: Garagisme Issue 3 ISBN: 978-2-9540897-0-6 Issue 4 ISBN: 978-2-9540897-0-6

Sunday, May 22, 2016
2016, car bonnet, wrapping film, 50 x 130 x 60 cm

Other publications on display:

Archiv Peter Pillar: Auto Berühren, Christoph Keller Revolver Verlag, Frankfurt am Main. 2004 ISBN: 978-3936919868

Alessandro Calabrese: Die Deutsche Punkinvasion, Skinnerboox, Jesi. 2015 ISBN: 9788894031959

Giorgio Andreotta Calò: Sunset Boulevard, Nero, Rome. 2016 ISBN: 978-88-97503-80-7

Gasoline and Magic, Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich. 2015 ISBN: 978-3-905929-88-1

Atrocity Exhibition Archive Paradoxe, Presses du Reel, Dijon. 2014 ISBN: 9782839914338

Cabinet, Issue 51, Wheels (Fall 2013)

All images © Robert Shami