Friday 6 July 2012

37-FT LONG DRAWINGS OF THE LONDON RIVERSIDE UNFURLED BY ARTIST MATTEO PERICOLI

FIRST UK EXHIBITION OF ‘LONDON UNFURLED’
 

From 11 July, PM Gallery & House will present a richly detailed exploration of the riverside architecture of London. London Unfurled is the result of a walk alongside the Thames by Italian illustrator and architect Matteo Pericoli.
 
London Unfurled runs from 11 July to 2 September at PM Gallery, in Ealing, west London, the extension to Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor. Admission is free. This is the first time that Matteo Pericoli’s original London Unfurled drawings have been shown anywhere in the UK.
 
Over two weeks in September 2009, Matteo Pericoli walked from Hammersmith Bridge to the O2 Arena and back again, examining the scene beside the Thames, taking 6,100 photographs and seeing off a pair of shoes in the process. The two resulting 11.5 metre drawings, showing the city as it is seen from the north and south banks, will each be unfurled around PM Gallery.

 
Matteo Pericoli’s drawings are packed with familiar buildings, including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Battersea Power Station and the Shard, but include details that people may never previously have noticed. The pen-and-ink drawings feature 41 bridges, 58 cranes, 1,343 individual buildings, over 27,000 window panes and 3,000 waves on the river.

PM GALLERY & HOUSE, WALPOLE PARK, MATTOCK LANE, EALING, LONDON W5 5EQ
News

Vite parallele. Matteo Pericoli recounts New York at the Museo del 900

 

On Wednesday 28 June, 2017, at 6 pm, at the Museo del Novecento in Milan, Matteo Pericoli will inaugurate a program of contemporary conversations titled “Vite Parallele: Italia, America,” promoted by the museum and Electa, on the occasion of the exhibition “New York New York. Arte Italiana: la riscoperta dell’America”, curated by Francesco Tedeschi and ongoing at the Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia until September 17, 2017.

According to the “New Yorker” the drawings by Matteo Pericoli (born in Milan in 1968) showed New York to its inhabitants as if for the first time. This is a gift outsiders often have, those who grasp the essential traits of a new city as they seek to establish its landmarks. Matteo Pericoli takes his bearings in his adopted city by drawing it, in whole or in part. And if thinking means positioning oneself somewhere, then you might say that Pericoli thinks by drawing.

The event is introduced by Mario de Santis, a journalist with Radio Capital and a writer.

“Vite Parallele: Italia, America” ​​is a program of contemporary conversations linked to the main theme of the exhibition currently on at the Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia: art, creativity and intellectuals today between Italy and America. The events seek to recount the artists, writers, and journalists who made America, especially New York, their second home and source of inspiration through the “Vite Parallele” format.

FORTHCOMING EVENT:

Friday, July 7 at 6 pm | Museo del Novecento, Sala Fontana
“La città immaginaria. Just a New York Conversation”
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