Laura Cionci “Chiara Azione”
16 September 2019
OPERA VIVA BARRIERA DI MILANO 2019
Vernissage 26 September h 18.30
Piazza Bottesini, Turin, Italy
On 26 September, there will be the opening of the fourth billboard of the Opera Viva Barriera di Milano 2019 project, devised by Alessandro Bulgini, curated by Christian Caliandro and supported by Flashback (Pala Alpitour, 31 October to 3 November), that – this year – is inspired to the theme selected by the fair, i.e. The Wanderers.
The billboard is a work of artist and performer Laura Cionci, and it is titled Chiara Azione (2019).
The use of the two complementary colors (red and green) for the writings and the background makes it difficult – at first sight – to read this poem; as we get closer, though, the mysterious meaning of this invocation progressively clarifies. It is a narration that we – the spectators – have to conquer; these are words that do not come towards us or we are offered; rather, we have to seize them on purpose, on our own initiative. They call for concentration, they intentionally dictate us to leave the haste and the rush that characterize the everyday’s life for a few moments, to stop and think.
Thus, thanks to such initial effort, we discover that the verses tell us of a fervent request of love; as precarious, uncertain and fragile as life itself but that – thanks to this very precariousness and fragility – does exist, suspended between two worlds, between two stages of reality, and it even challenges the permanence, time and space. It is a love that – once it is left “free”, can improve ourselves and the whole world. Love is therefore the force that heals, but such healing cannot be effective unless there is also the knowledge of sorrow and suffering.
Then, the love described by Laura Cionci is another wanderer in this edition of OperaViva Barriera di Milano (perhaps the darkest and lightest one of all): a traveler of dimensions and territories, of emotions and knowledge.
The last billboard shall be by Alessandro Bulgini and presented on 17 October.
OPERA VIVA BARRIERA DI MILANO
A project by Alessandro Bulgini
Curated by Christian Caliandro
Promoted by Flashback, all art is contemporary
IV artist: Laura Cionci, vernissage 26 September h 18.30
26 September > 13 October 2019
Under the patronage of
CITTÀ DI TORINO