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Everything escapes us

The exhibition is curated by Claudio Zecchi and Paolo Mele

29th of Jube – 7th of September

From Monday to Friday: 10.00-13.00 / 18.00-20.00; Saturday by appointment

Opening 29th of June 19.00

The title, taken from the notebook Memorie di Adriano by Marguerite Yourcenar, speaks to the topic of the memory and its renegotiation through the mechanism of narration. This is the fil rouge of the four works presented.

Says Yourcenar: «Everything escapes us. All. Even ourselves. My very existence, if I had to tell it in writing I would reconstruct with difficulty as if it were that of another. […] Whatever you do, you always reconstruct the monument in your own way. The stones of reality are only the starting point. Every being who has lived the human adventure is me».

From different perspectives, the four works re-call the idea of memory through the formal mechanisms of verisimilitude as strategies that calls into question the possibility of a new reality.

Artists and works on display: Lia Cecchin, OLGA (Outdoor Lab for Gathering the Absence); Romina De Novellis, Arachne; Riccardo Giacconi e Carolina Valencia Caicedo, Scarcagnuli; Elena Mazzi e Rosario Sorbello, En Route to the South – parallel migrations.

Riccardo Giacconi Scarcagnuli, Bar 2000, Gagliano del Capo (LE – Italy), 2019, photo credits Pierpaolo Luca, courtesy Ramdom e gli artisti
Lia Cecchin, OLGA (Outdoor Lab for Gathering the Absence), Installazione, materiali vari, Central Bar, Gagliano del Capo (LE – Italy), 2019, photo credits Pierpaolo Luca, courtesy Ramdom e l’artista

The exhibition is supported by Apulia Region.

All artworks have been supported by SIAE | Sillumina Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura e MiBAC.