Canal05 Art Gallery, Boulevard Barthélémylaan, 5 1000 Brussels
Opening: 2014/02/08 18:00
Adalberto Abbate, Bianco-Valente, Raffaella Crispino, Sandro Mele, Gioacchino Pontrelli, Giuseppe Stampone, Eugenio Tibaldi, Vedovamazzei
“TOWARDS WHICH PLANET? - An Italian mood”
Raffaele Gavarro curator
<<- The new route, Captain? Towards which Planet?
I can’t say exactly in which novel, film or TV series I read or heard that quote. Maybe Star Treck: “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise...” Or maybe it is just something reverberating in my head. Anyway, this phrase has been oftentimes resonating in my mind lately, namely every time I found myself reflecting upon or discussing about how much, in the last few years, the collective imagination of the Italian people has been seduced by the appeal and fascination with the escape, as the very last chance at saving themselves. You might wonder the reason why such science-fiction suggestion. Simple. Because on another planet, maybe, we shouldn’t have explained the inexplicable that has happened over the last few years and, still maybe, because moving on to another planet we wouldn’t have felt the burden of guilt as our great-grandparents and grandparents who fled from their country.>>