ATPdiary invited some curators to point out three international artworks that summarize – or are meaningful of – three historical periods. 

One from the past, even very distant.

One from the present, focusing on the contemporary moment.

One from the future, with a strong perspective, in a nutshell, towards what’s next. 

Barbara Casavecchia

Past —

Carlo Crivelli, Polittico di San Domenico di Camerino, 1482 (smembrato) e, in particolare i due panelli di Brera con i SS. Pietro e Domenico, e SS Pietro Martire e Venanzio.

A proposito del S.Pietro: “Me lo sognai e risognai la notte, dura fantàsia: vagante per i tetri ambulacri di Brera, in uno scrigno incrostato di gioielli, mentre stringeva due impressionanti chiavi enormi pass-partout dall’ingegno segreto che lui solo sa, che lui solo adopera.” (C.E. Gadda – Il Cetriolo del Crivelli, ne Le Opere e i Giorni)

Carlo Crivelli,   Polittico di San Domenico di Camerino,   1482 (smembrato) - panelli con i SS. Pietro e Domenico e SS PIetro Martire e Venanzio. Milano,   Pinacoteca di Brera

Carlo Crivelli, Polittico di San Domenico di Camerino, 1482 (smembrato) – panelli con i SS. Pietro e Domenico e SS PIetro Martire e Venanzio. Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera

Present —

Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano, What Comes First, 2015. Installazione, SALTS, Basilea, giugno 2015.

Per smettere di chiedersi cosa è venuto o verrà prima. A piedi nudi nel parco.

What Comes First Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano 2015

What Comes First Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano 2015

Future —

Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015

Antoine Catala’s work takes an interest in the myriad ways we express feelings, through the very technolog y that increasingly mediates our daily lives. Catala is developing a new approach to the sentiment of empathy, conceived in collaboration with the New York advertising agency Droga5. This new form of empathy is embodied in both a symbol and the catch phrase “distant feel, ” both of which will be employed in the exhibition and online.

Antoine Catala: Distant Feel (part of the Hillman Photography Initiative) – Carnegie Museum of Art,  Pittsburgh

“Empathy is core to our biology, our evolution, our culture, our society. It is the raw, unprocessed emotional connective tissue between people. It is the glue that holds the human race together. It is the original OS.”  Antoine Cata la

Installation View: Antoine Catala: Distant Feel; Carnegie Museum of Art

Installation View: Antoine Catala: Distant Feel; Carnegie Museum of Art

  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015
  • Antoine Catala, Distant Feel, 2015

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