Friday, 25 June 2010
'CONFESSIONALE', BENEDETTO CHIRCO AT WHITE CUBICLE TOILET GALLERY
Benedetto Chirco and Domus Editor Flavio Albanese, who blessed the cubicle and cut the opening ribbon
Alvaro, Benedetto and Pedro (Elias in the background)
Oliver getting ready for confession
Signore Gregorio M.
Stuart and Joel illuminatos
Princess Julia, Gregorio and friend on line for confessione
acolytes Pedro and Ricardo
Juan e Marco, liberi dal peccato
peccatoris Cassia, Engrique and Esther
and Cassia Tabatini wearing 'Cassia' shoes, created by Lucas do Nascimento
White Cubicle (il cubicolo bianco)
at Georgio e il Drago (that is GeD, the opposite of DeG, Dolce e Gabbana)
is honoured to invite you to an exhibition by
Benedetto de Chirco / CONFESSIONALE
Thursday June 24, 2010, 8 pm to midnight
George and Dragon, 2 Hackney Road, London E2
For Confessionale, Chirco transforms the White Cubicle Toilet Gallery into a Confessionary, a place for confession and desire, while at the same time evidencing the ancestral relationship existing between religion and sexuality within the Roman Catholic Church and questioning the church’s current stand of condemnation towards homosexuality, many of its internal contradictions in crisis after the massive unveiling of world wide denunciations of sexual abuse within the body of the Catholic Church.
The work of Benedetto Chirco (born in Marsala, Italy in 1980, aka Benny Chirco) portrays sexual and contemporary life in complex frescoes, collages, sketches and videos. He has exhibited at Francesco Pantaleone Gallery in Palermo, at PAN Palazzo delle Arti a Napoli, GCAM in project with artists as Nico Vascellari and Paolo Chiasera. He has also had his work published in Domus Magazine and collaborated with artist Francesco Vezzoli.
THE WHITE CUBICLE TOILET GALLERY measures 1.40 by 1.40 metres, is located within the Ladies Toilet of the George and Dragon, and works with no budget, staff or boundaries. White Cubicle presents a discerning programme of local and international manifestations as an antidote to London’s sometimes extremely commercial art scene. Past exhibitions have included the work of Deborah Castillo, Gregorio Magnani, Butt Magazine, Federico Herrero, Terence Koh, i-Cabin, Steven Gontarski, Pixis Fanzine/Princess Julia and Hanah, General Idea and avaf, Basso Magazin, Carl Hopgood, Giles Round, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Superm, (Brian Kenny and Slava Mogutin), Elkin Calderon, Wolfgang Tillmans, Calvin Holbrook/Hate Magazine, Husam el Odeh, Simon Popper, Fur, Dik Fagazine, Rick Castro/Abravanation, Jean Michel Wicker, Noki, Ellen Cantor, Karl Holmqvist, Julie Verhoeven, Aldo Chaparro, Esther Planas, Nikos Pantazopoulos, Luis Venegas, Twinklife, Rocky Alvarez...