Seven Windows to Cross the Borders

Seven Windows to Cross the Borders
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Have you ever asked yourself what a window is for? Not just for letting in the air and light from outside. Try closing yourself in a room without any openings, draw arched and rectangular windows on the walls, imagine what might be beyond them and perhaps your answer might surprise you. That’s what Letizia Cariello does, artist of Neapolitan origins with a solid background in the world of cinema who, for years, has explored the relationship between inside and out with drawings, installations, videos, sculptures and photos. In the spaces of the Galleria Fumagalli Cariello, images of windows of every form and style, traced with tracing paper and nailed to the wall, their contours bounded with red string. The colourful grid which follows is a series of virtual openings, useful for understanding the true sense of a real window. A grate isn’t always the sign of a prison either, the artist also sustains, citing Saint Catherine of Siena - “Make for yourselves, a room of the mind, in which, only you may enter.” Cariello adds, “A safe place from which to observe.” And they are ready to be observed by the public. On the line between aperture and a desire for intimacy, her Seven Gates speak clearly - borders are made to be crossed!
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano