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Shift - The Exhibition

Posted on November 15 2017

 

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Shift” is a matter of movement, “shift” is a matter of change, of displacement. This is the meaningful message given by the title of this collective show, and it is even more significant if we consider that the exhibition is virtual. The images, the artworks are there, we can see them, but at the same time they are dis/placed in another reality, in another dimension.
Again, a “shift” is a path towards the unknown, considered in its different layers of meaning and it is a topic completely up-to-date, in line with the needs and the circumstances we live in our ordinary life. It is not a coincidence that many of the artists in the show are interested in political and social topics, although the exhibition cannot be limited to that. Actually, looking at the artworks, we can perceive the presence of three main thematic groups: the first one related to the human race, the second connected to the nature and the last one linked to the ‘artificial’ world, from technology to geometry.

Being men constantly migrating from one place to the other – and, especially, departing from difficult places in search of a different, ‘easier’ dimension –, they are at the centre of some of the artworks, representing an interesting metaphor: they are the symbol of our contemporary living. They migrate, move in order to restart their life, surrounded by different values and new relationships. This huge change is due to certain unsatisfying conditions and here the geographical fact is strictly connected to the socio-economic situation.

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Alec Von Bargen "Under the Blue Skies of Agok °2"

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Maurice Gunning "Ireland"

 

Tahir Ün "Xinjiang: Re-Construction" Buy it

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Erin Lee Holland "Idly at War"

 

Doris Jongerius "A Sense of Home"

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Lindsay McCarty "Untitled Self Portrait" │ Buy it

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On another level, also the nature is subject to a constant transformation, being in some way modified by both the animals and the humans. According to the animal migrations, many of the landscapes spread in the whole world are adapted to the habits and the needs of – for example – birds and rodents and other species going to hibernation. On the other side, and in a more evident and invasive way, humans are used to ‘absorb’ landscapes in order to have them transformed in suburbs, cities, factories… That is the reason why some other artists of this show decided to choose and consider this aspect, as main protagonist of their artistic reflections.

Finally, others consciously picked a different language, working on the interaction between photography and technology and letting the images speak for themselves. For example, if the vibrating lights of a building portrayed during the night stand for the incredible vitality of a urban space, the mix of naturalistic details and scanning interferences represents the bridge between naturalia and artificialia, real and unreal.

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Silvia Bigi "The Line Between You and Me"

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Qin Zhang "Home"
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Alina Kiseleva "Modification" │ Buy it
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Tabita Pietsch "Hello ..From Behind the Mask"
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Peggy Gentleman "Remnants"

Ryan Kukalis "Spatial Exploration Of Found Objects"
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Daniel Delgado "Spotlight" Buy it

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Kathryn Hodgkins "Mackenzie"
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Serena Zucchi "Colours in the night"
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