Excerpt from American Circus, 2019
4 channel video, sound.
MIDNIGHT MOMENT, TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY
July 2 - 31, 2019
Join Times Square Arts and Federico Solmi to celebrate American Circus tomorrow tonight, Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:30pm, Father Duffy Square, West 46 street, New York.
During the month of July, Federico Solmi’s new work American Circus will be presented every night at midnight on the billboards of Times Square as part of the Midnight Moment exhibition series. American Circus, a maximalist portrait of Times Square as an eternal carnival, filled with food stands, whirling amusement rides, American flags, fireworks, an absurd collection of iconic world landmarks, and signs advertising “EVERYTHING 99¢ OR LESS.” A cheering crowd seems to revel in a continuous spectacle of entertainment, consumption, and nationalism.
American Circus is a world premiere in a series of works titled The Great Farce. It is adapted from a nine-channel video installation by the same title that Solmi created for the 2017 B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt, Germany
MUNDUS NOVUS, ADN GALLERIA, BARCELONA, SPAIN, JUNE 8 – AUGUST 31
June 8, 2019 - ADN Galeria presents Mundus Novus, the third solo exhibition by Federico Solmi, italian born artist based in New York. Taking drawing as a starting point, he creates a hybrid artistic production to criticize the delirium of today's society. With this purpose the artist uses various media which lead drawing to a new state of movement and dramatization, through the use of 3D technology, game engines, video players, paintings and screens.
THE ARMORY SHOW: SOLO EXHIBITION, NEW YORK CITY
March 7 - 10, 2019
PRESENTED BY RONALD FELDMAN GALLERY
SOLO EXHIBITION, TARBLE ART CENTER, CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS
August, 2019 - April, 2020
Curated by Michael Schuelz.
SOLO EXHIBITION, KUNSTKRAFTWERK LEIPZIG, GERMANY
October - December, 2019
Curated by Anita Beckers.