a.topos Venice, per la seconda edizione dell’open call THE CREATIVE ROOM, presenta le mostre Utopia, Dystopia e Retrotopia.
a.topos Venice for the second edition of THE CREATIVE ROOM, presents the exhibitions Utopia, Dystopia e Retrotopia.
The artists involved are: Mário Afonso, Damiano Fasso, Lina Zylla, Sève Favre, Sarah Valente, Doris Schamp, Madalena Corrêa Mendes, Armin Amiriam, Lucrezia Costa, Sebastian Riffo Montenegro, Oona Nelson, Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias, Jia-Rey Chang, Elena Xausa, Nero Cosmos, Veronika Dräxler, Adélaïde Feriot, Chiara Tubia, Degann, David Michel Fayek, Ian Callender, Finn Theuws, Anna Maconi, Tanguy de Thuret, Lorenzo Peluffo, Bernardo Tirabosco, Fadwa Rouhana, Daniela di Lullo.
The artworks gathered are an array of different interpretations about the future, converging into an enlarged horizon of expectation; an immersion in a compelling mixture between optimistic prognosis, cynical readings of the future and a nostalgic dive into a longing - either experienced or idealized - past.
Opening the narrative, the first show, Utopia, Dystopia, harvests works of art offering either utopic sceneries or gateways to a dystopian tomorrow. The audience is presented with an exhibition path that creates visual and sound spaces shifting between an invitation to sail together instead of adrift and evidence of the burden of times to come.
In the second exhibit, Retrotopia, a world struck by an appalling pandemic and an art scene flooded with NTFs as backdrop brings past and future to walk sideways in what Zigmund Bauman defined as retrotopia. Either through form, content or both, the displayed artworks depict a strive to (re)establish a mythified - even if unfaithful - past. And in case nostalgically revisiting a longing time does not chase uncertainty away, art can at least attempt righteous grief.
Exhibition curated by a.topos Venice, THE CREATIVE ROOM #2 has been organized in collaboration with Portrait Eyewear and Demoni Danzanti creative residency.
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Please note that all visitors must wear masks inside the venue and that the super green pass is mandatory to access the show.