“The selection of works of art, which directly involved the artists – Anna Mattirolo tells us – was inspired by the ability of each piece to immediately communicate to visitors the theme of a unique experience, which creates a short-circuit between the richly decorated rooms of the past and the perception of the present.”
The artistic research is the fruit of the collaboration of a scientific committee headed by Federica Galloni and comprised of Vincenzo de Bellis, Carolina Italiano, Luca Molinari, Chiara Parisi, Andrea Segre, Esmeralda Valente.
Using the various languages of contemporary art (painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation), the exhibition presents the poetic dimension of a society in transformation. It follows the traces left by human hands on the ground, the form of landscapes generated by human activity and objects that lose their purely practical function to become testimonials to human existence and tracks the identity transmitted by this new environment. At the heart of the considerations made by the artists is a two-sided view-point that oscillates between the condition of the individual and that of society, offering a visible imagination coloured by invisible stories and experiences: narratives that develop in peripheral contexts perceived as spaces without borders, labyrinthic and constantly changing. Here people outline their own difficult efforts to establish a personal, and in some cases transformed, identity.
From me to us. City Without Borders
Directorate-General of Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries of the MiBAC,
Director General Federica Galloni
and the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic
Quirinal Palace Piazza del Quirinale Rome
24 October to 17 December 2017
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