The anthological exhibition of Gianni Caravaggio consists of a nucleus of works created over a interval of virtually thirty years, from 1995 to the current. 5 new works have been produced for the event.
Considered one of these, a black marble leaf, entitled Quando nessuno mi vede (When no person sees me), has been positioned within the museum’s backyard, within the shade of a bush. Inside the museum itself, it’s echoed by a inexperienced marble sculpture, mirroring the primary, entitled Alla luce del sole (In daylight). Different works reply to one another alongside the way in which, drawing relationships and mirror photos.
What emerges from the exhibition as a complete is the evocative energy of the works and pictures which, in presenting themselves, at all times additionally refer again to additional photos and additional meanings. The thought that recognises such cross-references is a thought per analogiam, by analogy, the place each type can be a metaphor and the place in each grain of matter one can recognise inscribed the symbol of the entire. Thought by analogy finds the reminiscence of the infinite within the finite and the presence of what’s above us within the smallest actuality: among the many works, guests will discover a material laid on the bottom, a black blanket embroidered with white stars, organized in a exact order. Their association repeats the place of the constellations above Turin on 31 October at six o’clock within the night, the day and time of the opening. Guests will thus discover themselves included in an ideal mirror picture between the microcosm of embroidery and the sky above the museum.
The exhibition devoted to the work of Gianni Caravaggio is the third in a cycle dedicated to the work of Italian artists, every time juxtaposed with sure poetic reflections. The primary exhibition in 2021 handled the considered contradiction in a collective of 5 artists. The second thought-about metamorphic pondering, within the exhibition “Hic sunt dracones” of 2022, in a dialogue between an artist and a collective. On this solo exhibition, pondering by analogy is emphasised.
“In all these exhibitions, the world for reflection has been steered by the expressive material of the exhibited works. We prevented presenting collectives of many artists to make sure that the theme didn’t overlap like an over-determined interpretative grid, however that it was the person voice of the works that specified the paths of thought,” writes Elena Volpato. “Contradiction, metamorphosis and analogy are three territories of the indefinite that since its beginning, philosophy has tried to expunge as aberrant types, opposite to logic, rationality and deductive scientific thought, relegating them to the house of fable, symbolic and pre-scientific creativeness. Nonetheless, they symbolize not solely a few of the most pure processes by which the human thoughts provides which means to the expertise of the world, however are the very birthplace of poetic and inventive expression. On this sense, the paths developed within the three exhibitions are neither ‘themes’ nor ‘content material.’ They’re the important core of the character of what we name artwork, whose authenticity lies within the types of extra of which means, in a past of which means that goes past the airplane of literal actuality. The murals lives in that house of expression that’s ineffable but vital, and it’s there that any studying or try at interpretation should attempt to encounter it.”
at GAM, Turin
till March 17, 2024