Van Baren, Watercolour from the douaumont serieVernissage of the exhibition of contemporary art Perspective on war
17.03 – 31.03.2016 / opening 17.03 18:30 / Altrove Gallery, Trieste (Italy) Piazzetta Tor Cucherna 8  /  iodeposito.org/0702  /  Programma 2015/2016

Vernissage of the exhibition of contemporary art Perspective on war International Contemporary Artists Revealing War Perspectival Deceptions.

The exhibition will be open from 17th to 31st march 2016: Thursday and Friday, from 4:30PM to 7:30PM, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Closed Sunday, March 27 (Easter).

Perspective on war brochure (it).pdf
Perspective on war.pdf

ARTWORKS BY Denis Van Baren, Gordon Belray, Zemir Velatovac, Andranik Aroutiounian, Marco Dalbosco, Mattia Cesaria and Elena Rucli.

Perspective is a spatial element, sensitive and perceptive, which may become a metaphorical and symbolic one: it emerges as a central issue in the diaries of writers and soldiers at the front during the First World War, from whose memoirs we can identify the experience of many types of perspectival deception. The combatants were forced into a physical condition made of distorted visions: starting from the visual field constriction given by gunsights and embrasures, up to the optical illusion of distance and to the altered perception of the sensitive objects of both the conflict (the enemy, trenches and battlefields, the national representation) and the ‘internal objects’ (emotions, particularly concerning the image of one’s childhood and places of origin). Illusory sensitive perspectives, translated into distorted metaphorical and conceptual perspectives, reached a stronger illusory vision, hence the one that wants the deception of the ‘Blitzkrieg’. The heart of the exhibition is the narration of the multiple optical deceptions of the war, through the work of contemporary artists.

B#Side War Vol.II La seconda edizione della rassegna artistica e culturale diffusa, permea 12 territori del Friuli Venezia Giulia, del Veneto e dell’Istria, con una forte componente internazionale: coinvolgerà contributors provenienti da 39 paesi del mondo, per promuovere una riflessione trasversale e congiunta sul comune passato delle guerre mondiali, con lo scopo di indagare quei nessi che sussistono tra il primo conflitto mondiale e il nostro quotidiano, tra il nostro passato di guerra e il modo in cui oggi percepiamo il mondo. Affioreranno diverse chiavi di lettura, che si legano a vicende storiche complesse che pongono ancora l’interrogativo sull’esperienza umana del primo conflitto mondiale, ad oggi non del tutto scandagliata, ma talmente potente nella sua tragicità, da valicare la misura della vita di chi l’ha fronteggiata direttamente, trasmettendosi anche dopo la morte dell’individuo, forte al punto da plasmare l’identità culturale di generazione in generazione.