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Communicating artistic organisms and the sensitive connection with the place that receives them: SITE-COEXISTENCE
The time has come to conceive an artistic action that challenges the dominant current, highlighting its aesthetic and ethical resources and emphasizing a social system that trivializes the body and its fragility, relegating them to a mere consumeristic fiction, nostalgic and functional to a market culture.
The research project 2019-2023 focuses on the body and vulnerability, actively relocating them within the ruinous dynamic to broaden the viewer’s horizon of attention.
The exhibition space assumes a singularity that transcends its physical dimension, transforming into a mental space outside common conventions. Let us take, for example, the contemporary cathedrals of vulnerability: former prisons, former asylums, former slaughterhouse, former hospitals, former boats… abandoned places in our metropolises where we can discover what lies hidden behind the world-in-function.
These spaces are deliberately selected to adopt a different perspective on art, where attention is focused not only on aesthetics but also on ethics and political implications. This space challenges the viewer, evoking an emotional impact. This space represents a potential experiential field, a meditative place in its essential nakedness, where the viewer is invited to reflect starting from the vibrations of the pre-existing elements, from the very essence of this unique and unrepeatable space, thus creating a new and profound empathic connection with the world.
Therefore, space assumes the meaning of freedom, of opposition to conventions, superficiality, and entertainment that degrade and subdue art. These places are capable of hosting communicating artistic organisms that reside on the border between the aesthetic and the lived, enveloped in the silence and patina of decay, becoming guardians of the abstract value of the void between things.
In such silence and emptiness, it is possible to listen to the background noise, to discover, see, and feel the space that opens up between the nodes and connections of our habitual mental network. Instead of hastily moving from one fragment to another, from one painting to another in galleries and museums where contemporary art has been confined, here and now it is possible to allow the mind to relax and immerse itself in the interstitial space that opens up between culture and nature.
It is the relationship that is established, rather than the form itself, that defines the aesthetics and ethics we experience, transforming into a place of meaning, where art has always resided.