Planar is pleased to host Pelagica, a curatorial and research project on the Mediterranean scenario, run by Laura Lecce and Fabrizio Vatieri. Its fundamental tool of investigation is the practice of art itself. Pelagica embarks on an exploration and therefore a reading of the Mediterranean area, through the art projects with which it interacts.
Pelagica has its headquarters at Gigantic gallery in Milan, in via Termopili 28. Consciously it operates in a complex geography, especially since its insertion into a referential imaginary, often connoted. The Mediterranean area is often referred to an exotic uniform region, and has been artistically referred to the invasive “topos” of the literary metaphor. On the contrary, the Mediterranean, today and ever, imposes a plurality of present-time and visible signs of the various human settlements on anyone who wants to understand it.
The Mediterranean, the value, the fundamental function, the round table on which the terms of observation were determined, today appears as an impossible portrait, so far from the exact and proportionated aesthetic function that has always been given to it.
02/05/2016 at 7.30 pm
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