In our eyes
CRAG Gallery is pleased to inaugurate "In our eyes" from April 14 to June 15, 2020. The exhibition, exclusively online, presents a selection of works by the artists who collaborate with the gallery. The works were born in this period of isolation, reflection, concentration and study of the artists, as well as of great creativity. On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale, an investigation was carried out into the practices "... and the way of making art of the artists, between leisure and action, between otium and negotium. That Roman otium, heir to the Greek scholè, which represents a privileged moment, today improperly translated in a pejorative tone by the term laziness. [...] The otium opposite of the business world or of the negotium that the artist does not escape however implies, on the contrary, that free time, that moment of idleness and availability, of laborious inertia and work of the spirit, of tranquility and action, in which the work of art is born "(Christine Macel, Curator of the 57th Venice International Art Exhibition, introduction to the catalog of the exhibition" Viva arte Viva ", 2017). We too have poked around in the world of our artists, with the right time to do it in this period of quarantine. The practical consequences of the emergency have led many to have to work in spaces other than those of the ateliers, restoring the relationship with their homes and therefore new or rediscovered sensations, lights and noises. On the other hand, the psychological one, a profound analysis of one's research took place, in technical and content terms and as for many of us of our own experiences, desires and projects. The appreciation of a work of art is undoubtedly linked to the experience of the exhibition in the gallery, but not being able to know when this will be possible again, we thought of an online exhibition to make you participate in our work that continues. The exhibition dossier is developed in such a way as to present the work of art both in its singularity and in the environment in which the artist has been working or living in these weeks. In addition, each artist was invited to send a description of their work. We miss not meeting our audience in the gallery, where we happen to feel the perfume of the oil paint that dries, to see the pictorial material or the smudge of the pencil up close, where we feel that relationships add to the emotions of the works and where the the individuality of our audience stimulates us to always look for new proposals. Today in uncertainty, let's still get lost in art even if online! ... waiting to look us in the eyes.
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Artists Alessandro Cardinale Chen Li bn+ BRINANOVARA Giuliano Sale Mickael Doucet Luca Coser Laura Omacini Anna Caruso Arvin Golrokh Giacomo Modolo Diego Zangirolami Silvia Argiolas Jiri Hauschka Thomas Tichy Oscar Contreras Rojas Carlo Alberto Rastelli Luca Freschi