Curated by Antonio Zimarino

18 July – 6 September 2020

Cisterne di Palazzo Acquaviva, Atri (TE)

Open everyday: 10.00 – 12.00 / 16.30 – 19.30 / 21.00 – 23.00

Closed on Monday Morning

The exhibition is a match between two essential ways of revealing and building the space we live and move in. These ways were born from different cultures but show the same sensitivity into thinking and perceiving the art experience. Architectures, light constellations and celestial veils make dreams’ light and material tangible, so that the exhibit guides us through different roads, towards a place where “looking” becomes a way to reinterpret ourselves and find unforeseen spaces.

Carlo Bernardini

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Kaori Miyayama

Carlo Bernardini

Carlo Bernardini was born in Viterbo in 1966. Now he lives and work in Milan, where he teaches Installation Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. In 1997, he published the theoretical essay about the “Division of visual unity”, edited by Stampa Alternativa. He won the award “Overseas Grantee” of the Pollock Krasner Foundation of New York thrice and, in 2002, the prize Targetti Art Light Collection “White Sculpture”. He has been working with the optical fiber since 1996. His presence in art-light and experimental multimedia languages festival and exhibitions is now constant. The attention of Carlo Bernardini points towards the dialectical relationship between lines and monochrome, perceived as different moments of the representative idea of space and light. The meticulous path of abstraction consists of a gradual research on the line element to conquer its essence, as an effort to track what’s invisible.  His visual studies focus on the transformation of the space’s perception through artworks made between the sculpture and the installation dimensions. The environmental installations, realized with optical fibers and luminescent surfaces, create a mental space of lights which is untouchable but still visible: it totally changes the function and the structure of the real environment. Light creates a draw in space and it changes according to the points of view of the audience, who finally lives inside the artwork.

Kaori Miyayama

Kaori Miyayama lives and work between Tokyo and Milan. She graduated in Cultural Anthropology at the University KEIO of Tokyo, in 2001, then she moved to Italy and accomplished a master in Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. She held many personal and collective exhibitions both in Italy and abroad, inside galleries and in public spaces. From 2008, numerous foundations have sponsored her artistic studies, particularly the Ministry for Cultural Affairs in Japan. Her educational path in Art and Anthropology took her to analyze the relationships among moving-points of view that mix up in cross-border territories, between cultures and generations. By using different medias as painting, photography, books and installations, she combines traditional, now-a-days-Japanase and European techniques. Thanks to different printing’s levels, she applies indefinable ways between painting and photography, bidimensional and tridimensional, direct and indirect approach. She often uses Japanese materials, such as natural paper and silk textures that seem so fragile but are actually very resistant, together with linking embroidery and threads. Her printed and hand-sewn textiles, moved by the wind, change with natural light and represent the relationship between audience and time, different cultures and tradtions, Orient and Occident.