Matteo Zamagni’s Horror Vacui: Lumen Prize at CADAF

Matteo Zamagni’s Horror Vacui: Lumen Prize at CADAF

From 25 to 28 June Horror Vacui, the acclaimed video work by Matteo Zamagni, will be presented as part of a Lumen Prize screening at CADAF, the online third instalment of the Contemporary And Digital Art Fairs following the fairs in New York City and Miami last year.

CADAF was set up to build and encourage exchanges and opportunities in the field of digital art. Previously held in physical venues, the third CADAF edition has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving online. The fair is free to attend and has been custom-designed “to re-imagine the art fair for online consumption”. Instead of physical booths, visitors click on bubbles whose colour determines their category - Galleries, Artists, Sponsors etc - to explore the space. CADAF online features a live chat so visitors can share their thoughts as they explore, performances, artist talks, panel discussions and an online sales platform. 

Horror Vacui has been selected as part of a 50 minute screening co-ordinated by the Lumen Prize. The screening will play between the fair’s panel discussions and talks and will be visible throughout the fair. 

The work, which is also featured in the Sedition Magazine, is “a critique of materialist practices, [which] focuses on the role of human activity in repurposing and removing Earth’s resources, and in doing so disrupting life and mineral balances across the planet.” 

On 13 June Zamagni also launches a new collection, Crepuscolo Collection - Series 2 on Sedition. The collection of stills originates from Crepuscolo, a commission from Anise Gallery which resulted in Zamagni’s first solo show. Source material for the collection was originally gathered as part of the creation of Horror Vacui. Zamagni will donate profits from the sale of Crepuscolo Collection - Series 2 to Black Lives Matter, as will Sedition.

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