If you’re feeling sticky, prepare to come into an encounter with life-size chewing gum art installations. Coming up on 2 Oct to 8 Dec 2016, is an exhibition entitled Forbidden World by Maurizio Savini, held in Gillman Barracks. On show at Partners and Mucciaccia, the exhibition illustrates the artist’s 20-year journey in art and the evolution of his art practice and techniques. Using chewing gum as his main medium to work with, the exhibition features the iconic “pop” colour – which is a bright bubblegum pink used in most of his artwork.
The chewing gum is a symbol of a new era. It was introduced after WWII and continues to permeate contemporary culture until this day. Savini viewed it as a tool that allows him to freely engage in and express his analysis in aspects of geopolitics and the human condition. He investigates the relationships between humans and in doing so – creates a series of “snapshots”of contemporary identity.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue and an exhibition focused mobile app that is available for download on the App Store.
Find out more here.