Diana Lowenstein Gallery: The Ambiguous Lightness of Being – An Homage to Milan Kundera
Curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff, The Ambiguous Lightness of Being – An Homage to Milan Kundera at the Diana Lowenstein Gallery is a diverse collective of artists from different cultural backgrounds. However, semblance is found through the questioning of the physical and metaphysical concept of light and weight. This being the illusive juxtaposition of materials in a single work or the position of one work strategically installed across from another. Michele Chiossi’s (Italy) Carrara Arabesque, 2015 illuminated in soft pink, neon light appears weightless but is, in fact, made of Carrara marble and stainless steel. Globos, 2010 by Xawery Wolski (Poland/Mexico) is an installation of enlarged droplets made from Alpaca metal wire hung from the ceiling and ‘illuminated’ by a black wall backdrop. Kundera asks, ‘What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?’ To fully understand this exhibition, revisiting the book or the film adaptation is essential.
Participating artists are Apparatus 22, Jonathan Callan, Loris Cecchini, Michele Chiossi, Gye Hoon Park, Marya Kazoun, Jaroslav Kyša, Ronald Morán, Angelo Musco, Beatrice Pediconi, Marisabela Telleria, and Xawery Wolski.