For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones

Nicola Lorini

September 5 - November 24, 2019

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presented a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini took its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the lost of weight of the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.

Keeping a constant tension between material production and the interpretation and transmission of information, For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones aimed to question models of thought towards a post anthropocentric understanding of time and history. Questioning the abstract definitions of materials and daily objects which are becoming concepts with the raise of the digital, the installation was centered around a video with sound, and includes a set of sculptural objects made of different materials including sand, silicone and deer bones.

About Nicola Lorini

Nicola Lorini (Como, 1990), lives and works between Milan and London. He studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and product design at Politecnico di Milano and at the Utrecht School of the Arts, The Netherlands. In recent years he has been involved in projects with the Warburg Institute, London; British Museum, London; UAL, London; Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Cold Stories, Rehearsal, Milan, IT; Insonne, Sonnenstube, Lugano, CH; Placido, Dimora Artica, Milan, IT; Stand By Me, Pelagica, Milan, IT; Bonis Bona, Malis Mala, t-space, Milan, IT; Every Me, Adana Archeology Museum, Adana, TR; Take Me Out, 97 Graham Road, London, UK; Metadata, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK; Annihilation Event (prototype), Tate Modern Switch House, London, UK; Taiyr, ex chiesa di San Pietro in Atrio, Como, IT; Complex Topography, Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu, JP.

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Gülşah Mursaloğlu, Nicola Lorini, Ambiguous Standards Institute

Pera Museum presents a talk on the video installation For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones, inspired by the Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection. According to the philosopher Marquis de Condorcet, the metric system which was presented in 1799 in France, was “for all people for all time”. The metric unit for mass, the kilogram was modeled based on a platinium-iridium object in 1889. However, the weight of this object changed 50 micrograms in the past 129 years. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures organized a summit to discuss the future of the metric system In November 2018. Kilogram is now standardized according to the Planck constant.

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the weight lost by the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.

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Pera Museum presented a talk on Nicola Lorini’s video installation For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones, bringing together the artists Nicola Lorini, Gülşah Mursaloğlu and Ambiguous Standards Institute to focus on concepts like measuring, calculation, standardisation, time and change.

Game of Mangala

Game of Mangala

Three figures in Eastern dress are shown in repose against an exotic landscape, smoking pipes and playing mangala. Inventories of the royal collections from 1739 identify the members of this group as the royal eunuch Matthias and two odalisques.