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Art makes you travel again

Art makes you travel again
curated by Edoardo Marcenaro
Dina Saadi, Polar Bear, Laika, Daniel Eime, Alessandra Carloni, Marco Rèa, Common Place, About Ponny, Nicola Alessandrini, Emmeu, Ligama, Daniele Tozzi
Text by Edoardo Marcenaro

Opening Saturday 23 October 2021 from 11.00 to 20.00

Rosso20sette contemporary art
Via del Sudario 39 – Rome

Until December 23, 2021

Saturday 23 October 2021 Rosso20sette Arte Contemporanea presents the Art makes you travel again exhibition, curated by Edoardo Marcenaro: on display over 30 works created on maps, geographical maps, boarding passes and globes by Dina Saadi, Polar Bear, Laika, Daniel Eime, Alessandra Carloni, Marco Rèa, Common Place, About Ponny, Nicola Alessandrini, Emmeu, Ligama, Daniele Tozzi.


“[…] after more than a year and a half of “stop” the polls have shown that the desire to return to travel is stronger than that of finding true love. […] Thinking that (perhaps) even street artists had some limitations to work around the world, the collection of atlases, geographical maps and globes began, on which to continue traveling during the moments of pause between the various meetings, encounters, coffee and aperitifs online […] A madness? I don’t know, but this is how the idea of ​​Art makes you travel again was born: the work on maps, geographical maps and geographical maps by twelve artists in the Rosso20Sette Arte Contemporanea exhibition […]

Let’s start with Dina Saadi’s map of Palestine, with the parts in red of the portrait of the woman (her great friend) representing the areas that the Palestinians had to abandon later in the Israeli settlement, to switch to the inspired Laika boarding passes to the cinema (the Qantas airline that “never crashed”) as well as to the current situation of Afghan women trying to get on Turkish Airline flights to leave the country.

And then the About Ponny diptych on the maps of Africa and Australia that represent “the desire for escape, departure for unexplored, distant places. Even with makeshift means, is it important to restart after months of imprisonment (..) in reality? At least in our imagination “(quoting the artist’s words), up to his Venetian gondola which represents the solution of moving” green “on a ripe banana:” if you are not green, don’t pass “… a quote on the cover made by Andy Warhol in 1967 for the legendary first album by the Velvet Underground or even earlier a kind homage to the headquarters of the Biennale since 1895?
Marco Rea takes us to Japan with his work “Mono no aware”, a Japanese aesthetic concept “which expresses a strong emotional participation in the beauty of nature and human life, with consequent nostalgia linked to its incessant change”. And from Japan he crosses the border between Mexico and the United States with his other work “Green Line”, the green of the American dollar that “makes the difference” between the two countries. Emmeu intervenes on the maps with his abstract geometric figures that seem to give the map a real three-dimensional dimension.

Common place depicts the melting of glaciers on the map of Chile, the economic dominance of China, the crocodile that dominates the city of New York, PolarBear expresses its concern for the environmental theme with the two cetaceans in Oceania that beg “Don’t make us history ”, while Alessandra Carloni paints her“ dream stories ”, starting from the novel by Moby Dick, transposed here in a playful and surreal key, being set in New Bedford, Nantucket in the Atlantic Ocean.

“The Blue Crane” by Daniele Tozzi shows on the map of South Africa the beautiful phrase by Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, and Tozzi himself creates “One World one word” in which each continent is described by a repeated word as a visual plot on the terrestrial globe. […]”(From the critical text by Edoardo Marcenaro)

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Until December 23, 2021
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11.00-19.30 – Sunday by appointment

Rosso20sette contemporary art
Via del Sudario 39 – Rome
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