Marzena Nowak, untitled, 2010, videostill. Courtesy: the artist and Galleria Doris Ghetta.
Artists: Sabrina Belouaar, Jeanne Berbineau Aubry, Gillian Brett, Gaetano Cunsolo, Eitan Efrat e Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Hilario Isola, Lito Kattou, Marzena Nowak, Luca Resta.
curated by Luigi Fassi and Chiara Nuzzi
Vernissage 01/06/2018 7 pm
In Sense and Sensibilia, a book published posthumously in 1962 which now represents a decisive chapter in the history of thought in the second half of the 20th century, British philosopher J. L. Austin investigated the role of perception and the relationship between the data perceived by our senses and real objects. What do we really perceive? How can we verify the assumption of truth as predicated by our senses?
Sense and Sensibilia is thus a perception analysis model that serves as a tool for interpreting reality. Through a selection of works by ten artists belonging to a young international generation, this exhibition considers how, through the variability of the sensory point of view, the perception of history, social relations and political consciousness may be changed and recast, thus giving rise to new visions.
The artists display the changes that perception, as a many-sided channel of awareness of the world, may determine at personal and community level. Memories, biographical details, individual traumas, global changes – all are filtered by ambiguity between what is and what seems and by the impossibility of containing whatever reality imposes in a single cognitively conclusive interpretation. This is why both sense, the faculty of sensory reason, and sensibilia, the elements of interpretable variability offered by reality, are decisive in shaping the outcome of our experience of the world.
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