18 June 2024 07:19:12
c/o careof

Organizzazione non profit per l'arte contemporanea

c/o careof

Martina Corà • SIG NUM

Curated by Marta Cereda, Alessio D'Ellena, and Orio Vergani

27.04.2022 - 27.05.2022
Tuesday - Saturday 14.30 - 18.30

Tuesday 26.04.2022 h 19.00 opening with a live music performance by Spirito di Lupo and a presentation of the book published in limited edition by Superness.

The exhibition is open to the public in accordance with the current Covid-19 rules.

Careof presents SIG NUM by Martina Corà, on show in Milan from 27 April to 27 May 2022.

SIG NUM is an investigation representing the space in which it is held, a mapping which takes on different forms, although it always originates from a photograph.
SIG NUM is a recording of signs, people, animals, sounds. SIG NUM is the memory of its container, the recollection of walls, floors, and ceilings.

“These signs become a kind of universal alphabet, which refers to the cave as a canvas filled with graffiti, to the celestial sphere/vault as a haven for human imagination, a language that anyone can understand, an experience that is not individual but collective,” says Martina Corà.

The first SIG NUM was a study of the artist’s house exhibited in 2017 at Nowhere Gallery, Milan. The investigation was then presented in three other places: the Macao community center (Milan), the house where Turkish writer Orhan Kemal was born (Istanbul), and the Fiori Artificiali exhibition space (Milan).
Each time, SIG NUM takes on a different form: the photographic matrix is transformed, reworked, translated into prints on various materials; it becomes a sculpture or an audiovisual installation thanks to the software DORR, created on purpose by the artist and the programmer Andrea Reni.


Martina Corà (Como, 1987) graduated in 2009 from Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan with a thesis on reportage. Since 2010, she has developed a growing interest in landscape photography in relation to Italian tradition and visual arts in a broader sense, with a great attention to new media and net art. Since 2010, she has collaborated with different corporate brands such as Lavazza and Illy and several newspapers among which "Corriere della Sera", "la Repubblica" and "Il Giorno". Notable exhibitions include "Self Publish, Be Naughty" at MiCamera (Milan, 2011), "Viaggio in Italia?" (Savignano, 2014), "Sulla Nuova Fotografia Italiana" at Viasaterna (Milan, 2016), "SIG NUM" at Nowhere Gallery (Milan, 2017), "Retina" at Gluqbar (Milan, 2018), "Casino Palermo" at Viasaterna (Milan, 2018), "Stand By Me", at