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Ways of Looking



In a world so overwhelmed with visual all kinds of stimuli we are surrounded by many voices and images that competing for our attention. It’s a wonder how we can filter out any sense, especially given our near-continuous interactions with the internet and the twenty-four hour news stream. More then ever before, looking has become a crucial point for human beings and for their survival, only the strongest image then can capture our attention. Our time and attention are very limited, so many distractions are all over and the risk is to loose our focus on the reality and even forget our breath.

Contemporary art, like contemporary life is now a similarly fast moving landscape, rich of multi-sensory ways of approaching art. Even a simple eye contact with today’s art can be difficult.

The intent of this exhibition is to offer the opportunity, through different expressive languages, to try to reset our mnemonic images and to open our eyes to a new visual and personal resonance with art. Our relationship with a work of art is more important   than all meanings and messages the artist was striving for. It’s the starting point for going to the next level and searching for significance and substance.

The artists re-created and reinvented intriguing images which bring the viewer to approach each single piece as if it were our first experience with that format, be it a photograph, a painting, a video or a sculpture.

The contemporary life as well as the contemporary art are a jungle. To understand the art it is necessary to make tabula rasa, a ground zero of all information, thinking that our mind’s eye is a white canvas ready for all possible meanings and start a refresh new ways of looking.

Stefania Carrozzini


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