30th July – 15th August 2021
From 30 July to 15 August the Pallavicini 22 Art Gallery in Ravenna hosts the solo exhibition by Giuliano Babini At the end of the dream, the second appointment after the one of April last dedicated to Marco De Luca of the eight scheduled between 2021 and 2022 reserved for the protagonists of the same contemporary mosaic generation of Ravenna school. This exhibition, organized by Pallavicini 22 Art Gallery in collaboration with the Ghigi-Pagnani Archive Collection and curated by Luca Maggio with a critical text of the latter in the catalog, sees exhibited several mosaic sculptures of the Ravenna artist, all with an animal subject, even if they are hybrid forms, suspended between myth and a new fantastic zoology that places the fetish horn on the heads of each of the subjects treated , born - as the title explains - at the end of the dream, but before the sun rises and interrupts the dreamlike and surreal flow of the unconscious from which these forms came to life.
Suggestive, at times disturbing, Babini's animals do not, however, lose the taste of the game and reflect with their presence on the very nature of artistic doing, which has deep roots in the primordial times of the human and in the infinite spaces of metaphor.
Giuliano Babini, graduated from the Art Institute for Mosaic in Ravenna and later from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
In 1971 he made his debut at the "Rassegna della Giovane Pittura Romagnola" in Faenza (RA) and in 1981 he founded with Enzo Tinarelli, in Ravenna, the cultural association "Spazio G" which later became a reference point for young artists.
He is a mosaicist at Signorini's "Il Mosaico" studio and teacher at the Institute of Art and Academy of Fine Arts of Ravenna while promoting meetings and internships with Alchemy (studio), R. Barilli, R. Licata, B. Minardi, A. Rocchi, R. Signorini.
In charge of the artistic direction of the "Studio Akomena" from 1988 to 2003, he collaborated with authors such as: R. Arad, M. Bonetti, G. Demo, U. LaPietra, M. Lucchi, U. Marano, G. Pesce, E. Sottsass, etc.
In 1996 he was artistic director of the mosaic realization of the tomb of Rudolf Noureïev (Russian Orthodox cemetery Sainte Genevieve des Bois, Paris) - Commissioned by the Rudolf Noureïev Foundation to a project by Ezio Frigerio, technical coordinator: Stefano Pace, construction of the structure: Atelier de Décors de l'Opera Paris-Bastille, mosaic realization: Studio Akomena.
He currently deals with the creation of sculpture/mosaic works.