Spazio Gamma is proud to present Re_g(u)ard_e, curated by Irene Biolchini and Sofia Baldi, on view from 17 March to 19 May 2022. Re_g(u)ard_e plays with the term guarde (intended as custodian/guardian), the English verb regard (to consider), and the French verb regarde (to look), trying to unhinge the limits of the visual and the too frequent association between gaze and judgement. The Lacanian theory maintains that it is the eye that looks, but something about vision cannot be expressed by the singularity of the point (of view), no matter what it is. In the works of the international artists in the exhibition we see a new way of understanding the gaze: no longer an automatic exercise - and the first instrument for the formulation of a judgement - but care, attention, poetry. With urgency, the artists rethink and update contemporary mythology in the light of the absolute technical deployment in which we live, poetry and incommunicability replace narration and the detail reveals the whole without describing it. Re_g(u)ard_e is a pan-media exhibition with new productions by Matthew Attard, Meloe Gennai (in collaboration with R.Kouto and J.K. Santschi), Stefano Non, and the participation of Sergio Giusti (who on this occasion presents some unpublished narrative texts). A series of meetings will also be organized within Spaziogamma with the aim of reaching audiences usually kept at the margins of contemporary debate: the appointments (performances, talks, guided tours) will be held on 9-24-28.04 and 19.05. The publication, which brings together the various critical and poetic contributions to the exhibition, will be presented in a physical version (IRL) and in a digital platform of free consultation (URL), democratizing the process of access to knowledge.
MADE IN MIND MAGAZINE
EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART - UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
IN COLLABORATION WITH:
GALLERIA MICHELA RIZZO
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM