Where are the angels?

By Roberta Vanali

From December 16 until 23, 2005
and from January 10 until 21, 2006

SILVIA ARGIOLAS, FEDERICO CARTA, SIMONE DULCIS,
STEFANO GRASSI, SATOSCHI HIROSE, GUGLIELMO MASSIDDA,
GIULIANO SALE, MONICA SOLINAS, BEPPE VARGIU

Beyond the fruitless questions about the angelic existence, so long because of the will to be a transposition of Christian cosmology, a figure of an angel, free from collective stereotypes and distant from our controversial time offers various possibilities of reflection. In this point of view, attention on this vulnerable entity like an angel, intermediary between heaven and earth, reveals itself to be appropriate to catch all these aspects more close to human nature that inspired angels of Wenders, whos attraction for the earthly world converges in the renunciation to their condition of privilege, or the vision of Jung who collocates the angelic dimension in the individual unconscious through Filemone, until reaching its radical attitude incarnated by the rebel angels, condemned to the chains of the eternity and by the angel of the death who conceals everything through its pitiless wings.

Angels as a symbolic keys of the history in the interpretation of Benjamin of the Angelus Novus of Klee, with a face turned to past, detested by a violent tempest incarnated in the progress, as metaphors of the social reality and of the human bestiality in the Angel exterminator of Bunuel. Median entity in continuous mutation, between the being and the not being, fragmented between the sacred and the profane with the ability to ascend as much as precipitate, postmodern angels who transcend from banal new age interpretations, in the objective to tell our controversial time in so close dimension, so far from what is human existence.
Roberta Vanali

Artisti

Silvia Argiolas

Federico Carta

Simone Dulcis

Stefano Grassi

Satoshi Irose

Guglielmo Massidda

Giuliano Sale

Monica Solinas

Beppe Vargiu