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Curated by Domenico de Chirico

May 12 - June 11, 2022
Opening May 14, 2022 - 10 am/ 12 am

LABS Contemporary Art is pleased to present “Burning Land”, a bi-personal exhibition by Alessio Barchitta and Marius Steiger curated by Domenico de Chirico.



Burning Land is an exhibition that aims to investigate matter, in both realistic and metaphorical terms, in all its expressive and inspirational potential. Starting from the concept of substance, through a careful and complete investigation of the essence of organic nature, both artists focus their attention, albeit in a diversified way, on everything that is destined to change over time.




Alessio Barchitta is a young Italian artist who currently lives and works between Milan and Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. The choice of materials is indissolubly a fundamental part of his research which is always heterogeneous and complex. From his point of view, where the material lacks peculiarities, aesthetics quickly take over to connote the subject. Starting from an ideal and dogmatic stage of neutrality, Barchitta investigates the binomials, among others, of ob-iectum and sub-iectum, meaning and signifier, public and private, comfortable and desolating, indocile and enslaved, ironic and tragic, persistent and transient.




Marius Steiger is a young Swiss artist who currently lives and works between Basel and Bern.

Steiger works primarily with painting and objects creating works that combine real narratives and fiction in an austere yet romantic visual language. Steiger explores the issues of authenticity, artificiality and the relationship of human beings to modern technology.

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