Past IMPERFETTO | 2010
2011 | 2010 |
Room 4
Dmitry Gutov Rembrandt's Drawings
Room 3
Maxim Ksuta Behind the Mirror
Room 5
Rostan Tavasiev Naughtiness
Room 2
Rostan Tavasiev Antiquity
Room 1
Kiril Ass + Anna Ratafieva The Block
Room 6
Maxim Ksuta Sower
Room 7
Roman Sakin Forest
Room 8
Annouchka Brochet Vera Pavlovna Dreams
Room 9
Dmitry Gutov Parallax

“You’re dreaming of letting go of this time, this world, this reality and entering another one, more suitable for you, a world without time… Only in your own heart does that other reality exist, the one you strive for... I can not let you into a different exhibition hall, other than the one of your soul… ”.

Hermann Hesse, “Steppenwolf”

Literally imperfetto means unfinished time – an action that hasn’t been completed and continues in the present. Time exists through the human perception of it, which is always imperfect. We artificially count hours and centuries, but we perceive time emotionally: the past lives in our memory, the future exists through our dreams and hopes.

Reality is contained in a glimpse of present which is constantly running away from us. Irreversibility is a crucial feature of time – it is as impossible to relive a passed moment as it is the events of ancient times.

Living in a cocoon of pressing layers, in a spinning world of multiple information, a world of constantly changing meanings and values, creates obstacles to our natural primary perception. Attempts to remove external layers in order to find pure awareness is equal to the human instinct towards an unreachable platonic perfection.

This old palazzo, with its walls revealing layers of history, silently keeps traces of all the people who gathered here, sharing lives and ideas. Now it represents the power and complexity of the past, while art fixes the present and predicts a possible future. The unfinishedness of Spazio Carbonesi gives artists more freedom to work. All of them have a particular approach to creation that contains a considerable extent of abstraction. They speak with universal language, metaphorical and concrete at the same time.

The artist’s work is always imperfect: it needs a constant exchange with an observer to be completed.

Daria Khan curator