Marco Andrea Magni (1975, Switzerland) is an Italian visual artist and sculptor. He graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, where he obtained an FSE master’s degree in Visual Arts Organisation and Communication Techniques. He attended the Visual Arts course at the Antonio Ratti Foundation in Como, curated by Angela Vettese and Giacinto di Pietrantonio, with Richard Nonas. At the IUAV in Venice he took part in seminars on philosophy with Giorgio Agamben, on the history of architecture with Roberto Masiero and on visual art with Remo Salvadori.
His work evolves across several subjects: from moral philosophy to artistic reflection and to the experience of sculpture, until one can find their own epicentre in a dialogue with the other that embodies the representative interlocutor. The artworks epitomise the way to exist in this world, arranging themselves to become all of its facets, embracing the numerous manners one needs in order to stay. He has recently exhibited in numerous solo shows such as Materie, spazi, visioni curated by Giorgio Verzotti and Francesca Pasini (Building Gallery, Milan, 2020), Milano Drawing Week, Luciano Fabro & Marco Andrea Magni curated by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli – Fondazione Ramo (Loom Gallery, Milan, 2021), Chapter III / Il giallo del buffone at Galleria FuoriCampo (Siena, 2022) and Flashbacks curated by Alice Montanini (Building Gallery, Milan, 2022).
Filippo Manzini (1975, Florence) is an Italian visual artist and sculptor. His work has always been driven by his relationship with space, with a particular interest in urban space. His research on sculpture and site-specific public art installations began in Los Angeles in 2012. Then, in 2017, he created the Strength project: a series of installations in Milan’s urban fabric: five interventions along a route that led from the church of San Cristoforo sul Naviglio to Piazza Santo Stefano. In recent years, Filippo Manzini has been expressing himself mainly in outdoor environments, non-places, also creating performances in which his sculptures, made from materials he assembles on the spot, interact with space and emphasise the necessary relationship between materials, space and gestures. He took part in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad, such as Equilibrium, un’idea per la scultura italiana at Galeria Mazzoleni (London/Turin, 2018), Spazio/Forma/Concetto at Fondazione Kenta (Milan, 2020), Come pesci nell’acqua Villa Nigra (Ameno, NO, 2021) and recently Spazio/Territorio, Archivio Agnetti (Milan, 2022), all curated by Giorgio Verzotti.
Sandro Mussida (1974, Milan) is a composer, cellist, curator based between London and Tuscany.
Riding the razor’s edge between rigorous experimentation, innovation, and tradition, Mussida’s work investigates active listening, the identity of musical languages and rites. Central to Mussida’s work is the role of the performer, the experience of sound in a given space, and the relation of those sounds to memory and observation. His music involves historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems questioning its perception by the western, standardized ear. On the intersection between acoustical/classical, electric and electronic fields, he writes for orchestra, chamber and solo instruments, electronics.
His projects have been exhibited in important institutions in Italy and abroad; Albe, The Sunrise Over Taipei City, Kunsthalle Bern (Bern, 2023), Portraits Of Friends (2021, a film by Rebecca Salvadori), Camden Arts Centre (London, 2022), EPPURE SENTIRE, Het HEM Arts Centre (Amsterdam, 2022). His works are published by Sony Classical, Boomkat, Tapeworm, Blume Editions, Metrica, Soave Records, Curl, Die Schachtel.