Davide Stucchi
Falli (Phalluses)
29.4.21 – 5.6.21
Opening 28 April, 2 – 8 pm
Press release: EN – IT
Exhibition text: conversation with Tomaso De Luca: EN – IT

Falli pays homage to the title of an exhibition by Walter Albini in 1977 at the Eros Gallery in Milan, where the fashion designer chose to poke fun at fashion figures and at fashion itself, presenting a series of sculptures of dressed-up phalluses.

The installation proposed by Davide Stucchi consists of a series of marker drawings on paper that sum up allegories between desire and body parts, a corpus he has been working on since 2013.

Accompanying this drawing project is a series of drapes evoking the atmosphere of PLANET SEX – the sex shop that occupied the gallery premises up until a few months ago – reconstructed through images found online, in which an acrylic curtain serves as the key to the installation. It becomes a threshold, almost a portal leading the visitor towards the ‘other’, whether it is a bare space or the intimate and personal evocation captured by a drawing.

An accompanying text presents the transcription of a conversation at a distance between Davide and his friend the artist Tomaso De Luca. A tribute to the famous phone calls of Franca Valeri, in which each voice blends into the other and turns it into dialogue in a continuous flow of communication.