28 August 2017

Possible Worlds - Italy

Arts and Cultural Event 2017
October 28 - November 26, 2017


Who hasn't, at least once in their life, wondered where the first molecule that created our planet came from?

And why was Planet Earth chosen for the development of life? Why did dinosaurs go extinct?

Maybe because Planet Jupiter, the Solar System titan that protects us from asteroids, was not in the same position as it is nowadays? Without it preventing these giant "rocks", could devastating impacts still happen?

Human development and the first civilizations, where did they come from? Maybe from a superior mind, enlightened in comparison to the average Earth inhabitants at the time.

The Sumerians, for instance, first urban civilization able to create still uncodified signs and buildings with roofs that resemble landing runways.

Think Leonardo Da Vinci, whose discoveries we still take advantage of: his inventions still amaze us and we can't quite put our finger on how they could come from the mind of a man living in the XV century.

If we go back in time we can't retrace exactly, if not by hypothesis, the origins and the evolution of our planet, of men and animals that populated it before us, and the mystery of their survival.

Sometimes we ask ourselves questions about the universe, we wonder what astronauts actually found on the Moon, what space probes discovered about Mars... And then suddenly we are informed that 7 twin planets exist 40 million light years away from us, and our fantasy takes flight to a parallel world.

Are there inhabitants on these planets similar to ours? How do we imagine their physical appearance? Do these entities observe us even if our scientist cannot see them yet? Is it likely that once in a while they would come to us to give us advice on how to evolve? Is this the definition of a supersonic innovation, a big philosophical intuition?

Let's try to imagine all of this, how THEY live, what THEY do, how THEY eat, sleep, work, love.

It is not easy to solve this mystery and these new worlds often look more like Dante's Inferno than like our beloved Mother Earth.

Astronomist Jason Wright is convinced that the existance of aliens should be the least of our concerns, but at the Geneva Observatory Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz compare the discovery of a parallel system to Christopher Columbus, the concrete possibility of not being alone in the universe as the Holy Grail.

The confirmation of the fact that the universe swarms with planets (and not just stars, where life is obviously impossible) has granted a wide investigation field for science.

Extrasolar planets are the ultimate topic of research not only for astrophysics, but also for chemistry and biology, and why not, for philosophy as well.

In this vortex of questions faith, philosophy and science can give us explanations to a certain limit, but ART is unquestionably the best interpreter of our curiosity.

Art is the privileged means of description of our infinite questions about these worlds, that become POSSIBLE through our fantasy, our imagination,our intuition, sensibility and culture. Creating an artwork opens the door to a POSSIBLE WORLD that interprets and completes the reality of the artist.

The suggested theme is therefore greatly interesting and allows an infinite number of interpretations, just as many as the stars in the sky...


Deadline: October 15, 2017

The initiative requires the creation of an artwork - free technique, on paper or cardboard

- UNI A4 size (cm 29,7 x 21,1)
- addressed to BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE - Piazza Cavalieri Caccia - 00060 SANT'ORESTE (ROMA) ITALY
- insert in the envelope your personal data, contact information and possibly a brief biography  and some artistic references.

The works will be preserved as heritage of the city of Sant'Oreste and later exhibited in art galleries, museums or elsewhere will be required to spread this art form and to promote the artists.
The exhibition is curated by Tiziana Todi in collaboration with MailArtMeetingArchives by Anna Boschi di Bologna, boraArte - Bologna, the Town of Sant'Oreste and the Pro Loco tourist office of Sant'Oreste.

The exhibition will open on October 28, 2017 at 10:00 am at the sixteenth century Palazzo Caccia-Canali, attributed to architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola and subject of the 2011 FAI campaign for the protection of cultural and natural heritage, up until November 26, 2017.

Thank you to all participants.

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