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Voices from silence (BERLIN)
VOICES FROM SILENCE – TRUTHS UNVEILED BY TIME
by Ilaria Gianni
12.06.2010 – 31.07.2010
Opening Friday 11 June 2010 | 7-9 pm
In Bernini’s Truth Unveiled by Time (1645-52), the invisible figure of ‘Time’ – all the more powerful as a presence for being physically absent – unveils the personification of ‘Truth’. In removing the drapes from her body, ‘Time’ discloses her most intimate nature, both her vulnerability and her strength. The shield that long determined her being and with it her tautological essence, is finally stripped away, giving her the chance – insofar as ‘Time’ allows – to be re-read, re-thought and projected into the world.
Voices from Silence – Truths Unveiled by Time is a group show that focuses on different art practices, all seeking – by developing new possible narratives – to reveal and liberate the potential and multiple positions that are imprisoned in codified and established frames. The exhibition intends to underscore how recent works have delved into the past and, by rethinking the cultural, social and political variables that have shaped history, have proposed alternative approaches.
By crafting narratives that interweave hidden facts with personal memories, invisible details with imaginary perception, and by elaborating on symbols, spaces and images, the works of Francesco Arena, Jesse Ash, Francesco Barocco, Rossella Biscotti, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Marcelline Delbecq and Alexandre Singh take established beliefs out of dead ends and move them towards new unlikely visions.
The different journeys the artists take us on, cast us from the world of fixed meaning and into one where the old definitions are no longer welcome. Memories that have never previously been taken into consideration occupy now a prominent place.
The works in Voices from Silence – Truths Unveiled by Time show us how art can highlight the ambiguity of truth and redefine our perception of the present.
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