- where: Gallerie d’Italia, Via Toledo 177, Napoli
- when:: 28/06/2023 I 6:00 – 7:00 PM
- event: talk
- language: Italian
- access: free
Speakers: JIM C. NEDD (artist), GUIDO COSTA (President and member of the board, Paul Thorel Foundation Naples), SARA DOLFI AGOSTINI (Curator and coordinator of the catalogue raisonné, Paul Thorel Foundation Naples)
Paul Thorel Foundation presents a conversation with Jim C. Nedd, one of the three winners of the 2023 edition of the Paul Thorel Prize, in collaboration with Gallerie d’Italia of Intesa Sanpaolo. After spending his childhood in Colombia, where his life was infused with the energy of Caribbean culture, Nedd came back to Italy and made his debut as an artist and musician. In his artworks there is a convergence of bodies, elements and sounds, caught on camera at transformative times – during rituals or performance – which he deliberately does not unravel completely, in order to warp the boundary between reality and fiction. Nedd’s imagery is charged with vibrations, dreamlike atmospheres and multisensorial drift. It is a fluid space, a blend of memory, popular culture and artifice, immersed in twilight and suspended somewhere between past and present.
Jim C. Nedd (1991) is an artist and musician. In his practice he often collaborates with other artists, most recently with Yuri Ancarani (2023) e Invernomuto (2021). His artworks have been exhibited at MACRO, Rome (2022); MAMBO*, Bogotà (2022); Biennale di Atene #7, Athens (2021); Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool (2021); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2021); Triennale*, Milan (2020), and Autoitalia*, London (2020); and at the galleries Gregor Staiger, Milan and Zurich (2023), Sandy Brown*, Berlin (2023/21), and Mishkin Gallery, New York (2020). In the music field, he is co-founder – with Matteo Pit – of Primitive Art, an artist collective devoted to experimental electronic music. Together, they released the EP Crab Suite (Arcola, 2018), and the LP Problems (Hundebiss Records, 2012). Since 2020 they worked together at the artistic project Shelter, whose Chapter 1 debuted at the Triennale in Milan. His work was published by Aperture; Flash Art; Vogue Italia; Kaleidoscope; GQ; Esquire; and Revue. Nedd has collaborated with fashion companies too, the like of Armani, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and Prada, and he was in the team of Magazine Toilet Paper by Pierpaolo Ferrari and Maurizio Cattelan (2020-15). Since 2019 he is also a contributor of UNICEF, for which he has done reportages in Sicily, Beirut and at the Syrian border.
* solo shows