Ilaria Gasparroni | Narda Zapata – Le memorie del cielo e della terra – Curated by Antonello Tolve

Opening | Saturday 10 June 2023 at 6 p.m. and at 7.30 p.m.

Gallery exhibition from 10 June | 10 July 2023

Special project L’Arte di Separare

The Kyro Art Gallery of Pietrasanta is delighted to announce a duo exhibition by Ilaria Gasparroni and Narda Zapata titled Le Memorie del Cielo e Terra that will be inaugurated on Saturday 10 June 2023. Comencing at 6 p.m. in the Chiesa S. Antonio Abate (Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 100 – Pietrasanta), with the presentation of the special project by Ilaria Gasparroni L’Arte di Separare, while the gallery exhibition will open from 7.30 p.m.

In this dual exploration undertaken by Ilaria Gasparroni and Narda Zapata there is a clear sense of taking a journey through the intimate pictures of the memory, which give rise to pages of words and oxymoronic tales where we can discern two oblique gazes that, while living in the present, hold tightly onto the past but look at it from the future. Gasparroni and Zapata construct an ancestral environment that opens to the sky to delineate, from different latitudes, a mental and metaphorical pathway in which nature and culture are absorbed, liturgically mixed together, shifted onto a plane where the world of life and its thousands of meanings become a supra-historical fantasy, a subtle train of thought and awe, and the silent language of the beginning and end, of the no more and not yet.

If, on the one hand (from Gasparroni) we are told stories of the sky and constellations that—together with some of the tarot and zodiac symbols, and the special project L’Arte di Separare installed in the Chiesa di Antonio Abate—intersect to produce new cardinal directions of the celestial mantle, on the other (from Zapata) we find the tale of land and water (of seas, oceans, and of ancient battles on paper), with geographics that elude geography only to be shifted onto a reflective dimension of an anthropic nature.

Ilaria Gasparroni | Narda Zapata

Le memorie del cielo e della terra

Curated by Antonello Tolve

10 June | 10 July 2023 (special project by Ilaria Gasparroni, 10 June | 10 September 2023)

Kyro Art Gallery

Via Padre Eugenio Barsanti, 29, 55045 Pietrasanta (LU)

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