And so we come to the end of the evening, everyone will make judgements, the works will be sent off in their boxes and returned to warehouses full of history or towards energetic emerging artists. Many works will go towards new collectors but everything will go in directions that are difficult to define.
The title of Alighiero Boetti’s work The Infinite possibility to exist, (“Le infinite possibilita´di esistere”) might best define the sense of loss that this city offers in its continual death and rebirth. To better understand this fair today just walk down 2 streets (PAD. A + PAD. B) and see for yourself how clearly the city is living that inner conflict.
The difficulties of the Italian art market are comprised of everything and are all very visible, but we must not forget and give up on a common energy that these galleries have to go through day after day in a nation that has been completely abandoned by the system.
Where are the big investments and non-economic aid but logistical and structural that is vaunted by the Italian system?
In this larger context we must remember that while seeing some of the same old tired looking and hungry looking stands, many of which bring with them works of art that will remain in the history of a global context. Interest is still high and the common will of artists, curators and collectors is the rebirth towards the world.
Then there are also wide differences between galleries that can regenerate and tow a storeo-graphic path towards bored looking galleries that appear lost in time and history. They appear like they are clinging to antiquated quotations that look ready to be forgotten forever.
In this way an interesting contrast is created between these 2 streets, which are divided in turn by two other streets as if they were father and son in an uphill path with a mountain to climb. In this way there are many precious stones for those whose eyes are turned towards infinity and many galleries stand out with this initiative. This selection compares 16 works from the past with the 16 works of the future – and all of them are facing….the infinite possibility of existence.
FUTURE / FUTURO
PASSATO / PAST