Vernissage: Saturday the 4th of February, at 6.00 p.m., at the Umberto Veruda Gallery, Piazza Piccola 2, Trieste, Italy (access via Piazza Unità walking throughout the main portico)
Exhibition's details: from 4th of February until Sunday 5th March; from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., with the possibility of free guided tours every Friday and Saturday from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (bookings available at firstname.lastname@example.org or via B#SIDE WAR App).
In collaboration with the Municipality of Trieste and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, IoDeposito Ngo is glad to present Memory As A Living Matter / International Artists for a a re-interpretation of the war object. The Vernissage will take place Saturday the 4th of February, at 6.00 p.m. at the Umberto Veruda Gallery (Trieste, Italy): for the occasion, a talk with the artists. The exhibition will be available for free until Sunday 5th March in the prestigious location, from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., with the possibility of free guided tours every Friday and Saturday from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (bookings available at email@example.com or via B#SIDE WAR App).
The event belongs to the third edition of the diffuse artistic and cultural Festival B#SIDE WAR, which is promoted by IoDeposito through numerous italian and international events such as exhibitions, conferences and research project (www.bsidewar.org).
The exhibition Memory As A Living Matter proposes new interpretations of the war object by 10 international contemporary artists, in an original concept of "artist's museography": only a few pieces, made out of poor materials, essential and almost naked in their exposure, but yet so powerful in their expression to unlock the universal meanings, awakening the collective memory and bringing us in contact with the experience of those who have lived the conflict. Between works composed of "strong" materials - iron, cement, everyday items, ready made and objets trouvé - and works composed instead of fragile materials, ineffable and powerfully organic, that bleed to death and fade away under the eyes of the visitor - paper, burned wood, ashes, graphite, egg shells, bread -, the meaning that artists attach to the event of war becomes perceptual, immediate, it brings us back to the sense of humanity, in the world of everyone's images, where the archetypal realities speak a universal language that awakens the legacies and the memories of all of us, echoing those latent legacies of the conflicts that are stratified in our DNA.
Boris Bejas, one of the exhibition's artist, argues «I am very interested in how the social crises interact with the structure of everyday life: through the use of the spectator, art belongs to all three time-lines -past, present and future». Playing a part in the reinterpretation of the war object into contemporary artworks made with war remains, and in artworks that materialise the unexpressed war heritages, the user is immersed in a multi-focal perception of history.