START - Mirror Identity (Genoa)
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START - Mirror Identity

Identity develops in mirroring oneself in the other, in his calling, in the encounter with his face.

Images, icon generating action and reaction, also look at us. The gallery investigates the performative capacity ofa series of works which have depicted the path of the research undertaken in front and through them in recent years.

In place of a Press Release.

No presentation. no hermeneutic attention-seeking. Let's have the works to speak in their formal freedom and metamorphic spontaneity. From the silent presence of the sculptor Roger Hiorns ' copper sulphates to the space/absence interactions in the works of Alberto Garutti, Claudio Costa 's anthropological totemic sacredness to Andrea Salvino 's political historical review, Arseny Zhilyaev 's monochrome hybridised with artificial intelligence to Gillian Brett 's hyper technological food, Stefano Cagol 's ecologist iridescenses to the naturalness of Harriet Riddell 's weaving, and Olivia Parks ' American dream to Filip Markiewicz 's Ultrasocial Pop project.

As key to the START of a new season in the name of art, we trust in Derek Walcott's poetic word which talks to us of our mirrored identities


The time will come

when, with elation

you will greet yourself arriving

ay your own door, in your own mirror

and each will smile at the other's welcome,


and say, sit here, Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you


all your life, whom you ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,


the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.


Derek Walcott "Love After Love" from "Collected Poems" 1948 - 1984






8 October 2020  - 5 November 2020