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'Metaphysical ', Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery, Milan , 2014

Curated by James Putnam

Participating artists:-

Rina Banerjee, Paul Benney,Adam Fuss,Gonkar Gyatsu, Michael Joo, Jason Martin,Chiharu Shiota, Kiki Smith

September 16-December 30, 2014

The sublime and spiritual, which is fundamental to our human sensibility, tends to have little significance in the contemporary art market increasingly preoccupied with materialistic values. Also the ironic character of much contemporary art is diamaterically opposed to the spiritual impulse. Metaphysical is an exhibition of works by eight very different contemporary artists that aims to convey an experience of transcending materiality with an abstract sense of the spiritual without alluding to any specific religion. Metaphysical is an intriguing term that is not easily defined but is about things that are thought to exist but cannot be seen, a kind of reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses. The word is a combination of 'meta' - (beyond) 'physical' (nature) that suggests something suoernatural or outside everyday experience or knowledge.This exhibition by prominent international artists invoves works in different mediums that aim to express this aura of the metaphysical.

Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea

Via Giovani Ventura, 6 (ingresso da Via Massimiano, 27),

20134 Milano


LINKS:http:// galleria.mimmoscognamiglio.com/2014/metaphysical2014


Michael Joo - 'Tress', 2014

Adam Fuss/ Chiharu Shiota

Rina Banerjeee

Paul Benney- 'Dark Mirror',2014

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