Journey with the Stars - 30 Works for Reconsidering the Universe

Journey with the Stars - 30 Works for Reconsidering the Universe
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Joy, curiosity, wonder - the marvel of the stars in the night-sky has never ceased to fascinate humanity, a sort of celestial bridge between the Earth and Infinity. Light years away but always present in our lives, all over the world, astral bodies have shown wayfarers and mariners the way, inspired wisdom and helped foretell the future. And today? While scientists explore the mysteries of the cosmos with ever-increasingly sophisticated technology, artists look to the stars as a sort of endless muse. At the Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano, nine photographers reflect on the relationship between contemporary man and the stars through thirty photos, videos and installations - poetic visions that, each in their own way, teach us to better understand the world around us, both visible and unfathomable. While the subtle humour of Catalan Joan Fontcuberta plays with the essence of truth of photography itself, the evocative and disturbing images of Italy’s Alessandra Baldoni offer a magical immersion in ourselves and Greece’s Yorgos Yatromanolakis focuses on the profound ties between emotions and the landscape with a series dedicated to the metamorphosis of nature. Moons that land on Earth, pocket-size eclipses, sidereal theatres, globes over-run by luminous rays, all helping us to reconsider our connection with the universe, all in the midst of a whole other sort of firmament - that of the stars of the 1900s whose works inhabit this home-museum in Milan, from Umberto Boccioni to Giorgio De Chirico, from Giorgio Morandi to Lucio Fontana.
Francesca Grego - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano