Bubble Tea often also called Boba Tea, is a drink that was invented in Taiwan about thirty years ago. The original version has a basis of black or green tea, heavily flavored. Inside it float many balls of tapioca. A brief description is certainly necessary.
The variations to this recipe, which could almost be described as “traditional” are endless. And this peculiar feature, the fact that we can’t establish a specific criterion, a policy or any boundaries, makes Bubble Tea a perfect “concept” to express a shared culture, with a weak charge of identity. A Creole element, formed by many cultural (and gustatory) needs, with none superior or prevailing over the others.

An approach with scarce identity, which is reminiscent of the foods eaten by the cartoon characters in the 80s, is the perfect niche in which to reflect on the concept of innovation. This criterion, always associated with the idea of “change”, is here – instead – proposed as a tool of evolution – without shocks.

Bubble Tea is a show based on the reactions that human beings have with the idea of “newness”: the system why our generation, ready for everything, is still capable of astonishment, incredulity towards something unknown. An exhibition about society: observed from within a public place, where the viewer often coincides with the client, and where it is life to control the balance of power between things (works) and people.

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Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Lila De Magalhaes “I swallow you looking at me”, 2016

Dani Jakob “Homecoming”, 2016

Dani Jakob “Homecoming”, 2016

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Bruno Zhu “Ho, Ho Shadow”, 2015

Bruno Zhu “Ho, Ho Shadow”, 2015

   Joaquín Dollar “24hr Clearing House”, 2016

Nicole Colombo “Pretty nasty love declaration”, 2016

Nicole Colombo “Pretty nasty love declaration”, 2016

Nicole Colombo “Pretty nasty love declaration”, 2016

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA” organized by PANE project (Ingrid Pucci “Senza Titolo”, 2015 + Clemen Parrocchetti “Liberazione”, 1974)

    Clemen Parrocchetti “Liberazione”, 1974, Private collection

Giulio Scalisi “Let the Nymphs of the forest tell you…”, 2016

Giulio Scalisi “Let the Nymphs of the forest tell you…”, 2016

Stefanos Mandrake “I am without air”, 2016

Stefanos Mandrake “I am without air”, 2016

Giulio Scalisi “Bitch don’t kill my vibe”, 2016

Deborah Ligorio “Survival Kit – The person who kept functioning 4/99”, 2016

Deborah Ligorio “Survival Kit – The person who kept functioning 4/99”, 2016

Deborah Ligorio “Survival Kit – The person who kept functioning 4/99”, 2016

Noëmi Merca Special Edition “b/t ASCII ad”, 2016 – ed. of 50

Noëmi Merca Special Edition “b/t ASCII ad”, 2016 – ed. of 50

Noëmi Merca Special Edition “b/t ASCII ad”, 2016 – ed. of 50

Joaquín Dollar “24hr Clearing House”, 2016

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”Joaquín Dollar “24hr Clearing House”, 2016

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Michele Gabriele “Whity-Trashy vol.3 (I stay if you hold me tight)”, 2016

Jason Hirata “When My Coherence Became a Projectile, it Clung to a Pane of Glass and Sought Milk, Sugar and Caffeine”, 2016

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Lucia Leuci “Birth”, 2016 + Paul Barsch “The wooden clogs ended up in smoke”, 2016

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Angelo Mangiarotti “LA POÉSIE au service de LA VÉRITÉ”, circa 1950, Private collection (mirrored)

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Angelo Mangiarotti “LA POÉSIE au service de LA VÉRITÉ”, circa 1950, Private collection

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Age of Aquarius {Uffe Isolotto♡Nanna Starck} “Let Me Water Your Flower Garden”, 2016

Age of Aquarius {Uffe Isolotto♡Nanna Starck} “Let Me Water Your Flower Garden”, 2016

Age of Aquarius {Uffe Isolotto♡Nanna Starck} “Let Me Water Your Flower Garden”, 2016

Michele Gabriele “Whity-Trashy vol.3 (I stay if you hold me tight)”, 2016

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Giulia Essyad “Siddhartha”, 2013 + Anne Frank, 2013

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Installation view “BUBBLE TEA”

Patrick Tuttofuoco “Fuxia”, 2014

Caterina Riva “Ricetta per essere se stessi”, 2016 – ed. of 100

Mitra Saboury + Derek Paul Boyle “Back and Forth”, 2016

Mitra Saboury + Derek Paul Boyle “Back and Forth”, 2016

Mitra Saboury + Derek Paul Boyle “Back and Forth”, 2016

Mitra Saboury + Derek Paul Boyle “Back and Forth”, 2016

Paul Barsch “The wooden clogs ended up in smoke”, 2016

Paul Barsch “The wooden clogs ended up in smoke”, 2016

Paul Barsch “The wooden clogs ended up in smoke”, 2016

“BUBBLE TEA”
organized by PANE project
w/ works by Age of Aquarius {Uffe Isolotto♡Nanna Starck}, Paul Barsch, Derek Paul Boyle & Mitra Saboury, Nicole Colombo, Lila De Magalhaes, Joaquin Dollar, Giulia Essyad, Michele Gabriele, Jason Hirata, Dani Jakob, Keisuke Koga, Lucia Leuci, Deborah Ligorio, Stefanos Mandrake, Angelo Mangiarotti, Noëmi Merca,
Clemen Parrocchetti, Ingrid Pucci, Caterina Riva, Giulio Scalisi, Patrick Tuttofuoco and Bruno Zhu.
at Boba Bubble Tea and Coffee, Milan
December, 2016

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