Introduction “CON-TEMPORARY - Art Observatorium”
is a temporary and nomadic observatory articulated in a series of exhibitions dedicated to emerging artists which artworks can be contextualized in the actual international artistic panorama, either contemporary and modern.
The selected artworks are making those reference elements with which a knowledge course can be realized, proposing a concise yet composite visual on the modern expressions of contemporary Art.
Through the personal visions of the invited artists, who in different ways have affinity with the territory, the sight is turned toward the actual global artistic environment.
As in a Big Bang, contemporary Art started from the explosion of styles and art movements happened in the modern epoch, which fragmented the almost monolithic expression method of the ancient times. Surely, this dispersive process have not exhausted its energy; in fact we are witness also of the slow dispersion of big movements and art fluxes that characterized the history of modern Art. Today, the artistic panorama offers such a diversification that the need to discern and to define typical collective features have not much meaning any more: the artists feel less the need to band together under cultural movements. We indeed assist to the birth of new forms of Art, generated by the chasing proliferation of new technologies that become accessible to more and more people; also this fact is contributing to this great diversification of the expression.
In the contemporary world, and the artistic one in primis
, we can notice two noteworthy characteristics: the progressive reduction of intercultural distances, and the strong charge of the transiency, of the instability. In good or evil, they are both complementary expressions of this epoch.
Today the cultural distances are shortening thanks to the possibilities offered by the new communication media, which promote a relation from the base, individual, of the masses.
If the cultural interference can contribute further to the local expressive diversification, in the other hand it determines some kind of standardization at the global level; for this reason, in this exhibition series it has been decided to explore a panorama with a heterogeneous expression form, yet keeping its coherence with the global culture.
The transiency, the temporariness, it is perhaps one of the primary issues of the globalization, which tends to stress the social tissue with big tensions and pressure. The events seem to whirl in a vortex of indetermination and confusion, while people feel more intensely the subjection to the classical locutions of caducity: panta rei
, tempus fugit
, memento mori
. If by one side these cognitions spur to the action, by the other side generate an agitation and an exhaustion that annihilate any effort. So, artworks have been selected for being expression of their times, yet also for their capacity to give an intellectual breath and relief for the soul.