Exhibition of words and images on cardboard from Monday 28 June to 30 August at Palazzo Mauri

An exhibition of words and images printed on cardboard to celebrate love as the last expression of freedom during the restrictions caused by the COVID19 pandemic. Thoughts, images, feelings, for nature, life or art, love or “dedicated” phrases, sent by travellers, artists, cultural operators, between 14 February and 30 May 2021, printed on cards with a base of 10×15 cm, “signed” with an acronym or pseudonym.

The exhibition, titled “IM/POSSIBILE_AMORE / SPOLETO in_Covid”, will open to the public on Monday 28 June at 17.00 at the “G. Carducci” City Library in palazzo Mauri, will be visitable during the library’s opening times (Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

The exhibition, organised by Studio_A’87 in collaboration with the City Library and Cittadinanzattiva, features cards dialoguing on the themes of love and feelings with ancient and modern volumes from the heritage of the “Carducci” City Library, chosen for their thematic relevance and iconographic suggestion.

The exhibition will be at Palazzo Mauri till 30 August, then from 4 September the works will be on display at the former Info/Point “Concessione 5” in Spoleto, in Piazza Torre dell’Olio, where they will remain visible to passers-by, day and night at all times until 31 December 2021.

The “anonymous” cards on display will form a small book that will be donated to the Spoleto City Library and will contain a page with the names of the authors, but the “amorous phrasing” signed with an acronym or pseudonym, will maintain its anonymity as the meaning of suspended time, a fragile human condition in the primary right to health and the continuous need for love.

According to the curators, the key concept of the exhibition is that ‘sentiment cannot be patented, nor can the “anti-Covid vaccine”, the fruit of human thought, which is conceptually to be considered a “social feeling of solidarity” and not a speculative practice… //… Art should also ‘convey brotherhood’. The duty of those who place themselves at the service of the general will is to ‘remain somewhat anonymous, ready to mingle at any moment with common humanity’. Indeed, an anonymous love is in itself universal. “Authentic art, then, has a sacred mission: it teaches the indifference of time and space, and makes us aware of our submission to necessity. A work of art has an author, and yet, if it is perfect, it possesses something essentially anonymous. It imitates the anonymity of divine art.

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