'Metaphysical ', Mimmo Scognamiglio Gallery, Milan , 2014
Curated by James Putnam
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),