Anthropocene

 Preview 23 November 2016 ore 18.30
24 November 2016 – 25 February 2017
text by Paola Cavalieri

Riccardo Crespi gallery presents Anthropocene, a group exhibition that, starting from a text by Paola Cavalieri, analyzes the possibility that we are living in a new geological era, dominated by the human. Against the background of the theme’s relevance within the current scientific and cultural debate, the group show also refers to Natura e Destino: a previous gallery exhibition, in which the artists were asked to reinterpret Konrad Lorenz’s work of the same name, and to ponder on the relations between human and nature in the near future.

The works by 15 artists will establish a path within which reflection, be it manifest or only hinted at, will help to open up possible ways out of this new disturbing scenario. 

The exhibition aims at highlighting some aspects of contemporary thought: the way artists reflect an era of change, from a content point of view rather a formal and stylistic one, and the way the work – that has become explicitly political - includes nature as a sphere of interest and critical denunciation, incorporating it into the human with which it interacts, and of which it is also a victim.

Romain Bernini, born in Paris in 1979, lives and works in Paris. Stefano Cagol, born in Trento in 1969, lives and works in Trentino Alto Adige, Südtirol. Simone Cametti, born in Rome in 1982, lives and works in Rome. Emma Ciceri, born in Bergamo in 1983, lives and works in Bergamo. Ingar Krauss, born in East Berlin in 1965, lives and works in Berlin and Zechin (Brandenburg). Marcelo Moscheta, born in São José do Rio Preto, in 1976, lives and works in Campinas, Brazil. Stéphanie Nava born in Marseille in 1973, lives and works in Marseille and Paris. Giocchino Pontrelli, born in Salerno in 1966, lives and works in Rome. Lisi Raskin, born in Miami in 1974, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.Lucas Recchione Gentzsch, born in the U.S.A., lives and works in Berlin. Zineb Sedira, born in Paris in 1963, lives and works in London, Algiers and Paris. Caterina Silva born in Rome in 1983, lives and works in Amsterdam and Rome Veronica Smirnoff, born in Moscow in 1979, lives and works in London and Moscow. Sebastiano Sofia, born in Verona in 1986, lives and works in Milan and Venice. Gal Weinsten, born inRamat Gan in 1970, lives and works in Tel Aviv.