After the Milanese experience, Noema Gallery continues the exhibition season in Rome.
With “Anthology of the Portrait” ,by Aldo Sardoni, the Gallery wants to propose a journey, between lights and shadows, where the works of the artist are the medium of reviving a universe full of art history into you can feel the influence of the great of the past.
In “Anthology of the portrait” will be presented some photographic series to which Sardoni has worked all long his career: “Noema” starring girls and boys who are portrayed at the entrance threshold of “understand, know, think” At the moment when they have just learned to read and write fluently; “Gold” is a trip to the Great Mine of Serbariu in Carbonia (active from 1937 to 1964) that tells how it looks today with stationary machinery and transformed into a mining museum; “Spoon River Anthology”, the richest work of Sardoni started in 2009 and still in progress, which is inspired by the homonymous anthology of the American poet Edgar Lee Masters; finally “Nihil” a work on time related to abandoned work environments, places where time has spread its patina changing its meaning and reminding us that everything is transformed.
Here the exclusive interview:
Q: Why is so important to look on the past in yours works?
A: About that I really love a Carlo levi’s quote “the future has an ancient heart” Because we are the result of our past, there is no artist who has not “copied” and taken inspiration from what already existed.
Q: What is the main theme of the exhibition, even if it is a series of different projects?
A: It is the portrait, the portrait of the true, of what is unexpected behind the veil of what you want to show the world.
Q: What is your artistic reference point ?
A: Mainly all the 600
Q: What fascinates you about Mediterranean religiosity?
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