Treatise on anatomy collective exhibition
Former church of St. Spirit (Via delle Torri 45)
Tarquinia – Italy
Texts by Fabrizio Gabrielli
Curator: Cintia Scianna
in collaboration with Art Zinghereria
FRIDAY ‘3 to 20.00 TASTING SENSORY by Chiara Romiti (to offer)
Anatomy (from the greek ανατομή, Anatome = «dissection», formed by ανά, anà = «through», and τέμνω, Temno = «cut»)
1 science that studies living organisms in their external and internal structure, through direct examination, dissection of individual apparatuses, organs, tissues 2 (estens.) the structure of an organism (also fig.) 3 dissection of a body in the parts that compose 4 (fig.) cold and meticulous analysis.
The human body has always been a favorite subject in art, the subject-object symbol par excellence: the representation of ideal beauty to the allegorical personifications of every sin and virtue, vehicle joys and sufferings personal, social, universal.
In an opposite view, science with its analytical methodology devoid of any symbolic character breaks the objects studied, in order to achieve the objective knowledge, reliable, verifiable and shareable.
The anatomy dissects the body, isolating each part, depriving it of its contextuality, to understand how its singularity interacts with the Whole.
What if we could apply the scientific method to the art? We could then break down the subject-object symbolic in its parts, analyzing the symbolism inherent in each, the art, however, has an advantage in this case: the parts of the whole are also subject-symbolic objects in themselves, regardless of the subject «container» , do not need the context to mean rather the interaction is enriched with new possibilities.
And ‘this is our experiment, the purpose of our research: dissecting the symbol, to reach the subjective knowledge.