WHERE DOES THE DESIRE TO FIND BEAUTY IN THESE PLACES COME FROM? AND WHY TRY TO FIND IT HERE?
It is born as a critic and personal response to an increased awareness of living within a system that uses drama everywhere. I believe we are now unconsciously accustomed to consider an event interesting and noteworthy only if it contains some form of strong contrast, therefore if it is dramatic. Without drama there is no news and everything becomes boring, dull and not worth of our time. In simple terms we tend to use drama to make sensationalism.
With "Beauty In Hell" I am trying to express, through artistic sensibility and not sensationalism, exactly the opposite and show that also within these extremely hard situations beauty is always present… that the beauty inside the human being is present everywhere, even in places that could only be described as real life circles of Dante's Inferno.
WHERE CAN THIS BEAUTY BE SEEN AND WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?
Clearly any form of beauty in these places is not an easy thing to find. First of all we need to feel it inside ourselves, so that we will first be able to see it and then find a way to make people willing to show it. It can be seen in the eyes of the locals, in their daily activities, in the smiles with which they welcome you, but also in the rage and aggressiveness with which they approach you… in a few words in the spontaneity, simplicity and lack of malice with which they act.
Beauty is clearly visible in the sense of community and sharing that our society has nearly lost or perhaps has simply forgotten.
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BEAUTY IN HELL PROJECT:
EXHIBITIONS / PUBLICATIONS
• Exhibition in conjunction with La Biennale di Venezia 2013 – Bangladesh Pavillion
• Presentation/Exhibition at Palazzo Cusani - “Beauty In Hell” Project – Milan 2013
• Witness Journal (N.58) - Official Selection