The Next Era
Mariella Bettineschi, Giovanni de Cataldo, Michele Guido
June 20 > July 28, 2017
“The future – said the writer and poet Rainer Maria Rilke – enters into us long before it happens”. while, for Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, what we wish upon the future “is the image of some lost, imagined past”.
The journey presented in the exhibition bringing together three artists –Mariella Bettineschi, Michele Guido and Giovanni de Cataldo – explores what belongs to us and what we would like for our future. The Even if from different generation and background, the artists are tied to a research that brought them to dialogue with the past represented by archaeology, art history and architecture, by internalizing and reinventing it through a visionary sensitivity, sharing a poetic that could be summarized in the Greek term Physis. The term, in Classical literature – and in the works by the three artists – coincide with “nature” and, before that, with the sensitive sphere of shapes and bodies, to indicate the origin and the transformation of everything as well as the enormous undertaking to uncover its mystery, peculiar to philosophy and art.
Abstract from the text written by Jasmina Trifoni