This exhibition opens the new season at the Riso Museum in Palermo. The exhibition, with 24 leading exponents of the contemporary art scene on display, deals with fundamental ethical issues.
This exhibition opens the new season at the Riso Museum in Palermo. Without in any way wishing to be moralistic or didactic,the exhibition, with 24 leading exponents of the contemporary art scene on display, deals with fundamental ethical issues regarding the very concept of “creation” and the theme of the artist’s responsibility; the extent to which he or she manages to involve the visitor in an interpretative journey through essential themes – through signs, symbols and metaphors – which are at the same time both simple and complex. Organised in two phases, the exhibition represents a sort of encyclopaedia of artistic representation of the great existential themes. The first part explores the great issues of passing time, death, loneliness, fear, identity and love. The artists exhibiting in this first section include: Marina Abramovic, Jan Fabre, Gloria Friedmann, Dennis Oppenheim, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Paolo Grassino, Danica Dakic, Kevin Francis Gray, Gilbert&George, Koji Tanada. The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to works by artists who share the desire to shape fascinating metaphors, with echoes of loss, resistance, devotion, empathy and participation. Names include: Lee Ufan, Richard Long, Roman Opalka, Giuseppe Penone, Gunther Uecker, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Kim Sooja.