OPEN SPACES 2018: KANSAS CITY ARTS EXPERIENCE
August 25 - October 28, 2018
Federico Solmi is bringing his multi-channel video installation The Great Farce (2017) to America for the first time in its entirety at Open Spaces 2018: Kansas City Arts Experience. The eight minute long installation will be projected on the walls of the UMKC Gallery. Also featured in Solmi's exhibition are hand-painted artist books, as well as several books of textures which detail the process behind painting the 3D characters seen in the The Great Farce.
WHITE ANXIETIES, WHITEBOX, NEW YORK CITY
September 18 - October 13, 2018
Federico Solmi will be showing a new drawing “The Loving Despots” at the exhibition “White Anxieties” at WhiteBox in New York City.
“White Anxieties is a mixed media, international group exhibition that takes the pulse of what haunts the conservative, American psyche. That is, an anxiety-inducing America that is less white, heterosexual, and male, and where other languages than English are spoken and where People of Color can openly express their cultural traditions without accusations of not being “real” Americans. Some works in the exhibition, for example, address the dismantling of Confederate monuments, the problematics of assimilation, and xenophobia’s prevalence while others target the most disturbing manifestation of American socio-political regression and of an America historically unresolved: David Duke and acolytes who run for political office while attempting to normalize their racial supremacist ideology.”
SUNSET BOULEVARD BILLBOARDS, LOS ANGELES
August - September 2018
In collaboration with If Innovation Foundation, curator Jessica Rich, and the City of West Hollywood, Federico Solmi brings excerpts from his recent installation The Great Farce to the streets of Los Angeles, CA. The multicahnnel videos will play on billboards at 8410 and 9039 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood throughout the months of August and September. Catch the show at the top of every hour at 8410 Sunset Blvd. and every 15 minutes at the 9039 Sunset Blvd. billboards.