The Silent Witness
ARTISTS: Barbara Bachner, Augusta Bariona, Catherine Cailliau, Stefania Carrozzini, Kentaro Chiba, Amela Cikota, Patrick Dennis, Cecilia Flaten, Nicholas Down, Gaia Di Blasio, Jasmin Genzel, Oki Izumi, Susi Lamarca, Elisabeth Laplante, Tiziana Priori, Gerd Rucker, Misa Sawairi, Marcello Sestito, Marion Schmidtke, Diana Storey, Temel Nal, Armanda Verdirame, Susi Zucchi
Organized and curated by Stefania Carrozzini, gallerist and independent curator based in Milan, this show’s concept offers the opportunity to reflect on the Nature as a witness and sacred guide that lead us to discover intuition as a path to the Deepest Self.
The exhibition project, inspired by the Icelandic documentary film “Innsaei”, focuses on the idea of Nature in the contemporary. Nature, our mother earth, is conceived here in all its complexity, as a silent witness with its strength, immensity and beauty that observes us leaving us aware of our fragility with respect to it and reminding us that in the end all is one, everything belongs to the same substance of the cosmos.
It is nature today that dictates an ethics in an imperative way and it will be nature in the future that obliges us to return to our essence. How long will the earth be able to accommodate a selfish human being who thinks and acts on the basis of the laws of the market and of interest? From here depends our destiny of inhabitants of the planet.
All the achievements of contemporary art cannot be separated from the comparison with nature because it represents the measure of conscience and sensitivity. Nature, therefore, is the Silent Witness, it has a soul watching us and gives without wanting anything in return, like the sun that rises and sets every day following a cosmic harmony.
Nature is sacred, and art, looking at it, can contribute to the awareness and the birth of a new planetary consciousness. “Human and Nature with the united soul will build a new world”, Joseph Beuys often repeated, and this is what we hope for and this is also the spirit with which the artists worked.
The Silent Witness exhibition was presented in Milan at MyMicroGallery in October 2018 , then in New York City in December 2018 at Onishi Project Gallery and in London at Camden Image Gallery in 2018.