For the 'Future' exhibition, artists from all countries shared their reflections on how they imagine they can transform the world. Nothing more than art can create enchantment, vision, dreams and utopia.
It is well known that utopias nourished and continue to nourish artists today, but what exactly does it mean and because it is so important for each of us today to believe in vision and strive to achieve utopias.
We are short-sighted, we are used to seeing too closely, we satisfy immediate desires, thus limiting that discussion around themes, concerning the great ambitions, visions, utopias that in the past have allowed human progress. In fact, however, it would be necessary to reflect deeply on the still open scourge of world hunger, on social disparities, on great migrations, on climate change and the consequent new geographies, on the pollution of the land and the sea, to reflect on the level of freedoms, that are taking different forms in our world.
Before our eyes we have enormous challenges that seem to remain out of the public discussion and too often also from the daily discussion of each of us, while it could be precisely these challenges that generate opportunities for a revolution of the gaze to propose new ideas, new companies, new visions in an ever-changing planetary geography.
Of course, this is a generalization, but the artists, through sensitivity, create and communicate what is no longer traceable on the planet: ideas.
The prerogative of art is not solving the problems, but the artists are capable of highlighting, interpreting and simplifying them to generate new visions, approaches and ideas. Artists can focus on the relationship between man and planet, show human or war tragedies, raise environmental issues through their works.
A cura di Cristina Madini
Artisti di Galleria.