curated by Ermanno Tedeschi
Art Jed Gallery – St. Moritz
1 April – 31 August 2021
After having travelled from Milan to Brussels, the animals so masterfully painted by Carla Chiusano reach Switzerland. The solo exhibition curated by Ermanno Tedeschi selects a dozen works that the Italian-born artist has created over the last few months: “The intensity and immediacy with which this work speaks to everyone is striking,” Mr Tedeschi observes. “When art is truly art, it has this quality: it breaks down barriers. It invites us to question ourselves. The high-precision, penetrating animal portraits, different for nature and habitat, powerfully bring out the theme of differences as an expression of innate elegance to be discovered and valued in a spirit of true integration. And this message could not be more topical”.
On the canvases of her new artistic project, the artist highlights the different national identities with a strong message that is as clear and decisive as the colours of a flag. With this idea, the artist sends a message to the world: there is no need to be afraid to emphasise and defend diversity and multiplicity of cultures, customs and traditions that are the result of a thousand-year-old history. Each corner of the planet has a story to tell and globalisation gives us the chance to explore and understand, not to conform.
Eagles, tigers, horses, cheetahs and zebras star in a curious, original exhibition where a game can be played in recognising the flags of the world, the lands you have been to and the far-off places you have never seen. A cartographic summary colours the face of a large stag, in which the symbols of the various countries are not flanked according to physical boundaries, but rather chromatic integration, forcing a redesign of boundaries in a spirit of harmonic global identity.
View the Celebrating Diversity collection.
ART JED GALLERY
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