Alla Ricerca dell’Aura Perduta / In Search of a Lost Aura

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 | Exhibitions

Exhibition: Alla Ricerca dell’Aura Perduta / In Search of a Lost Aura
Venue: Galleria Regionale d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Spazzapan, Palazzo Torriani – Via Marziano Ciotti 51, Gradisca d’Isonzo, IT
Date: Side A: 10 March – 4 April 2018, Side B: 7 April – 3 May 2018
Opening: Saturday, 10 March 2018 at 6 pm

Curator: Paolo Toffolutti
Artists: Marina Abramović & Ulay, Diane Arbus, Bruno Baltzer e Leonora Bisagno, Glenn Brown, Vesna Bukovec, Jeff Burton, Diego Caglioni, Larry Clark, Sabine Delafon, Silvia Donini, Luciano Fabro, Ann Hamilton, John Hilliard+Jemima Stehli, Annibal Lopez, Iva Lulashi, Urs Luthi, Francesca Martinelli, Juan Munoz, Joseph Nechvatal, Sini Pelkki, Tadej Pogačar, Koka Ramishvili, Stefano Serretta, Jim Shaw, Davide Skerlj, Laurie Simmons, Jemima Stehli, Cesare Viel, Tanja Vujinović, Andy Warhol, Clemens Wilhelm, Valerie Wolf Gang, Metka Zupanič


The exhibition is part of an international project entitled L’Occhio Irresponsabile / The Irresponsible Eye organized by the cultural association Neo from Udine. The project includes three exhibitions. Besides Alla Ricerca dell’Aura Perduta / In Search of a Lost Aura (curator: Paolo Toffolutti), a solo exhibition Andreja Kulunčič: Different Voices (curator: Antun Maračić) and a group exhibition Omnia ab Uno: l’Artista come Sciamano ed Etnografo / The Artist as Shaman and Etnographer (curator: Josip Zanki).

About the exhibition

In Search of a Lost Aura is a contemporary art exhibition about the visual injunction we are forced to face in this second modernity we are living in. An exhibition that goes from sixties until now, with 70 works of art of accomplished as much as unknown and emergent artists. Works that analyze the topic of the screen-facade, of the representation and negotiation of the look between subject and other. A mediation that passes through the screen – Alice in Wonderland – of the media, always more intelligent and independent. A device that we used to use to address others, and that now is turned inside out. A screen that, instead of building relations, incarcerates inside a web. A world wide web that bounded the entire planet. Since we live in a present always more rapid, timeless, made of wide spaces and narrow moments, the resetting of time and duration has completely transformed the anthropological meaning of human relations, the surround and other’s perception. The title of the exhibition and its contents ambiguously recall this new proustian or Spilbergian temporality, combined with the concept of aura expressed by Walter Benjamin in its 1936’s essay; its loss and, nowadays, its reconstruction, or new virginity, in the digital era. From Andy Warhol to Alberto Vidissoni, like from everybody to anybody. A mental map inside a cultural and political geography, for many still to be explored.

Paolo Toffolutti

L’Occhio Irresponsabile / The Irresponsible Eye (pdf)
Press release Alla Ricerca dell’Aura Perduta (pdf, in Italian)
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I am participating with two series of drawings: I promise to change the world but only if 10 other people will do the same and I am aware of the possibility to be misunderstood and video Personal Advice

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Vesna Bukovec is a contemporary visual artist based in Slovenia.

She is a member of the art group KOLEKTIVA