Exhibitions

LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
Argišt Alaverdyan, Mattia Barbieri, Erika Hock, Margherita Mezzetti, Zsolt Molnár, Hélène Padoux, Michele Tocca, Edin Zenun

The eight invited artists, coming from different cultural and geographical contexts, occupy the gallery spaces with paintings and installations, inviting the spectators to leave everything behind, focusing on “lived time”. 

Exhibition LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
Artists Argišt Alaverdyan, Mattia Barbieri, Erika Hock, Margherita Mezzetti, Zsolt Molnár, Hélène Padoux, Michele Tocca, Edin Zenun
Curator Domenico de Chirico
Venue Manuel Zoia Gallery, Milan
All images Courtesy by the artist and Manuel Zoia Gallery

Leave it all behind starts from the notion of time developed by the French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859 – 1941). For the philosopher, time has two faces: objective time, as known as the time of science, fragmented and reversible, characterised by a succession of moments that are all equal and measurable; and subjective time, the inner time, defined as duration, which is instead continuous, indivisible and unrepeatable. In the time of duration, the various moments are qualitatively different: they interpenetrate one another without any solution of continuity. Duration is the time we perceive through our consciousness, as known as the time of life.
Just as forms are generated in an unspecified way, following heterogeneous but always continuous logics, within space – in accordance with Bergsonian theories – the elements remain in a fluid and incessant dimension, which is also continuous and lasting. Here the visitor can free his conscience: distancing himself from the rigidity of intelligence, he can reach the unveiling of truth.

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