Credit image: Origami reinaissance - New Guinea Singing Dog 69x123 cm by Vethan Sautour

So close, so far 2

23 – 28 October, 2023

Second Edition, exclusively for the Rome Art Week

How many times has it happened to see things from just one point of view, a limited vision of existence, closed and trapped behind a lens, without having the courage to explore the new meanings of a wider picture? The group exhibition “So close, so far” examines the importance of looking and seeing from different aspects of reality, creating new understandings that only a careful viewer can catch and appreciate. From afar, one can see and admire the entire work, like a landscape seen in all its majesty and complexity. Going closer and deeper, one can observe and discover the details and secrets that the image contains, like the bark of trees or the light streaming through the leaves. The exhibition will accompany the visitor on a journey where space becomes an opportunity to get lost in the details of the artworks and time is expanded by the perception of the viewer. Near and far are two sides of the same coin. Though sometimes foreign and distant, both play equally meaningful parts in the realization of that one side not enough.

Quante volte è capitato di vedere le cose da un solo punto di vista, una visione limitata dell’esistenza, chiusi e intrappolati dietro una lente, senza avere il coraggio di esplorare i nuovi significati di un quadro più ampio? La mostra collettiva “Così vicino, così lontano” esamina l’importanza di guardare e vedere da diversi aspetti della realtà, creando nuove comprensioni che solo uno spettatore attento può cogliere e apprezzare. Da lontano si può vedere e ammirare l’intera opera, come un paesaggio visto in tutta la sua maestosità e complessità. Avvicinandosi sempre di più si possono osservare e scoprire i dettagli e i segreti che l’immagine racchiude, come la corteccia degli alberi o la luce che filtra tra le foglie. La mostra accompagnerà il visitatore in un viaggio dove lo spazio diventa occasione per perdersi nei dettagli delle opere e il tempo viene dilatato dalla percezione dello spettatore. Vicino e lontano sono due facce della stessa medaglia. Sebbene a volte estranei e distanti, entrambi svolgono un ruolo altrettanto significativo nella realizzazione di quel lato non sufficiente.

About Rome Art Week

There are  214 Galleries and institutions participating at eighth edition of Rome Art Week that will organize one or more events to present to the public  their vision of contemporary art. Rome Art Week wants to be a gift for Rome, for its ability to blend past and contemporary, for Roman citizens and art lovers, to allow them to explore the city from another perspective.
Rome Art Week  will invite critics and authoritative operators from the contemporary art industry to give their vision of the state of contemporary art in Rome and to provide us with a guide to the routes to visit during the RAW week. The routes will be freely chosen according to personal artistic trends.

The importance of looking and seeing from different aspects of reality.

Cristina Madini

curator

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