by Emanuele Marcuccio

No Conformism:

Soundtrack: Davide Stucchi
Scenography: Daniele Mainetti and Eleonora Succi

Davide Stucchi (born 1988) is an Italian artist living and working in Milan.

Working mainly in sculpture, his works involve minimal interventions in and subtle manipulations of existing materials to investigate the body, its social functions and representations. Stucchi’s installations follow directed movements and set ups, where objects follow traces and materialize absent bodies inscribed with private and intimate feelings and memories. The confrontation of exterior realms such as fashion or advertisement and domesticity, in Stucchi’s work, is often drawn upon to question and interfere in representations of queer masculinity, sexuality and intersecting class relationships.

Davide Stucchi has presented solo exhibitions at Gregor Staiger Zurich, Switzerland, Sundogs Paris, Paris, France and Zazà, Naples, Italy (all 2019), amongst others. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at Stadtgalerie Bern, Switzerland (2020), Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy (2019), Fondazione Sandretto ReRebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2018), Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2016). He has held residencies at Triangle, Marseille (2016), Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (both 2013). Between 2011 an 2013 he ran Gasconade a non profit space in Milan together with M. D’Aurizio, L. Castiglioni e V. Angiolini.

Soon in October, he will participate to FUORI the 17th Quadriennale di Roma, at Palazzo delle esposizioni in Rome, and he is preparing a new solo show at Deborah Schamoni’s Galerie, Munich in November.

Eleonora Succi and Daniele Mainetti (born in 1987) are Italian architects living and working in Paris. After graduating they started a varied professional career. Today they work as set designers, mostly in the fashion and advertising industry.

Their relation to architecture and domestic spaces it’s still very present through renovation projects for private clients and a 10 years long continuing interior’s research, Paradise Backyard.