MESSAGE FROM (H)EARTH
MESSAGE FROM (H)EARTH
MESSAGE FROM (H)EARTH 2023
International Contemporary Art exhibition
2023 OCTOBER, 12th
Concept by Art Curator Silvia Grassi
We live in an era called "Anthropocene", characterized by the continuous and inexorable intervention of man in every area, especially in reference to the earth and its ecosystems. “Nequaquam nobis divinitus esse paratam naturam rerum” said Lucretius in the 1st century BC, underlining how the divine will has in no way disposed nature for ordinary mortals. Yet, the idea of dominating what is natural is paradoxically a human instinct, from very immemorial times. But perhaps we have reached a point of no return. Today more than ever we have truly come to the awareness of humanity's irresponsible actions towards our planet. We are an integral part of this planet, but this does not mean we can abuse nature and the animals that inhabit it. The earth, almost on its last legs, is sending out an unequivocal message: a very loud cry for help. But who hears this scream? Fortunately, the new generations are particularly sensitive to these problems, because they are afraid, they feel deprived of the future and of hope, and for this reason they too are screaming for answers and concrete solutions.
This fear leads us to live in a state of restlessness, but it also makes us stop and reflect on what is really important in life, who and what deserves our struggles and efforts: the people we love, what makes us feel good, strong feelings. We humans are unique and we differ from animals in our ability to use reason and understand feelings. M.A.D.S. Art Gallery therefore asks the artists: what is really important to them today? What is worth fighting for? For what not? If someone were to open your keepsake box many years from now, what would you like them to find? What trace do you want to leave on this earth? What message do you want to leave? And which one would you like to shout and throw right now, if anyone could hear you?
Since it has existed, art has not only been used to describe the external and more pleasant aspects of existence, but also above all to tell the whole of reality, for better or for worse. It has served to form ideas, follies, dreams, realities that without it could never have found expression: a necessary expression of reality, of the world around us, and of the attempt to understand it. Art has, today more than ever, the burden and the honor of transmitting a message, of moving consciences to concrete action. Artists have in their hands the most effective and direct means of communication that has ever existed. Artistic expression extends to every corner of the earth. Today the language of art is the language of the world, the only truly universal one that reaches every mind and every heart. Each artist expresses his point of view, his messages, his vision of the world. With this exhibition and its artworks, we want to try to unite all corners of the earth to give life to a real photograph, a mosaic of points of view, of cultural, technical and emotional diversification that will lead to a defined, new, unique design.