Collective exhibition “Humans”, from 25 August to 22 September 2019, Galleria SanLorenzo Arte, Poppi, Arezzo

Aug 25, 2019 | Exhibitions

by Silvia Rossi.

“Bad times, hard times – this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times. Such as we are, such are the times.” (St. Augustine)

With the contribution of 12 artisti the exhibition was intended to be an opportunity for meditation, a moment of reflection, a pause in which to (re)consider not only the role in society of the artist himself, but also how important it is to take a second break and gather around the most pressing current issues.

History and its cyclical nature, climate, connection with the environment, social alienation, isolation and the way we set up each relationship, with ourselves and with others. A broad and varied look at many different aspects of “the human being”, at what this implies and how our actions have influenced our recent history and how, even more so, they are affecting our present.

This group exhibition has given us a wide look at these issues, raising questions from which we will not be able to escape for long.

Magaly Arochapartecipated with: “Bellezza e Fragilità” a work she painted inspired by a photo (“The human touch…” taken in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo) which recently won an award (The BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition, National Geographic, “Human/Nature” category). The photographer isJames Gifford (@jamesgifford) who lived for a decade in Botswana thus having a unique opportunity to see and follow the life of animals in Africa.

Like him, the painter hopes that this painting can remind us how beautiful and fragile the life of many wild species is, in particular gorillas, so “human” in the profound bond with their guardians…

If you want to share your opinion on the matter, I’d be happy to read it!