Paolo Gonzato – Baracche
Camp Design Gallery Milan
Camp Design Gallery Milan shows new pieces by Paolo Gonzato from the series Baracche.When in 2016 Paolo Gonzato designed the first series of Baracche as part of Operae in Turin – a dialogue between the designer, Camp Design Gallery and Turin glass factory Cristal King – he had a very specific vision in mind: “Instant architecture”, “bric-à-brac constructions.” By carrying out an operation of appropriation and decontextualization, Gonzato isolates a part of the whole – the corrugated sheet metal constituting the roof of the hut – creating it a luminous body, changing its axis and inclination, making it sculptural. With his Baracche Gonzato outlines an aesthetic of precariousness, marginality – “a smoothie of brutalism and mall ruins, Baracche is the semantic reduction from a house to a caricature”, in the artist’s words. With his new Baracche, Gonzato resumes and expands previous research, coming to deal with the type of chandelier to re-semantize it in a goliardic and grotesque key.