Vernissage April 26th 2022
The Centro Luigi Di Sarro resumes its exhibition activity with the exhibition L’inattuale curated by Simone Azzoni. The project conceived as a survey of the archives and an investigation into non-contemporaneity, is a selection that highlights recurrences, returns in the practices and contents of the present. On the one hand the research of the avant-garde that marks the pace of experimentation, on the other the need for that research to settle in forms predisposed to today.
L’inattuale, the outdated is therefore an anachronistic response to the progressive thrust of linguistic research, a bulwark to the ambiguous combination of content-research to affirm in the folds of the peripheral, an eternal present which, by resorting to the methods and techniques of historical craftsmanship, re-proposes the urgency of a distance from the facts and of a time that is related to those facts.
“He is truly contemporary who does not coincide perfectly with it or adapt to its claims and is therefore, in this sense, out of date”, writes Nietzsche, “but, precisely for this reason, precisely through this gap and this anachronism, he is more capable than others to perceive and grasp his time ”. The contemporary artist cannot escape his time but can experience an unprecedented relationship. The contemporary artist does not match, does not coincide, does not adhere to his time but in a periodic and out of phase dyslexia transforms anachronism into a fixed gaze on the dark, be it that of memory, matter, identity or the nature of ‘object.
“All times are, for those who experience their contemporaneity, dark”, writes Agamben. “Contemporary is, in fact, the one who knows how to see this darkness, which he is able to write by dipping his pen in the darkness of the present”. To do this, it is necessary to blind the light of the century and its deceptive flashes. Keeping your gaze fixed in the dark knowing that something you can only miss can happen in the dark. An appointment with a light that withdraws but requires punctuality of recognition. The contemporary artist is thus in the discontinuity, in the outdatedness in that no longer being after having grasped a prophecy.
On show: Enrico Fedrigoli and Fabio Moscatelli and (from the Archive Collection of the Centro Luigi Di Sarro) Jacopo Benci, Paola Binante, Carla Cacianti, Karmen Corak, Pietrantonio P.D’Errico, Ada De Pirro, Xavier Martel, Sergio Pucci, Yannick Vigouroux.