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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Patrizio Travagli

Date:

04/10/2018


Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Patrizio Travagli

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are pleased to present the exhibition opening of Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Patrizio Travagli.

Patrizio Travagli invites us to turn our attention to the disturbing singularity of the mirror. How many times have mirrors deceived us? How many times, even if for a few moments, have we believed that the reflected image was a window or a door, an entrance not to Wonderland, as it was for Lewis Carroll's Alice, but to our own common, everyday world?

In the exhibition Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, artist Patrizio Travagli asks you, the viewer, to become the piece of art. Your reflection in the mirror is the launching point for questions about identity, illusion, and reality.

The reflection is perceived as an antinomy: the Other and the Same, Everything and Nothing, Identity and Difference. The mirror’s surface is the event horizon that allows this dialogue to happen with the fascinating power of illusion. The word illusion comes from the latin in lusionem, that means to get into the game (lusia). It refers not to a mere representation of appearance, but rather to an authentic recreation of reality.

Since the world drives to a delirious state of things, we must drive to a delirious point of view.
Jean Baudrillard

 

 EXHIBIT - ON DISPLAY UNTIL JUNE 1, 2018:

 

ON VIEW - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL JUNE 1, 2018

(Monday to Friday from 10am-12noon/2pm-4pm)

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: email reservations requests at iicwashington@esteri.it

When you email your reservation request, please provide the following:

  1. date
  2. time
  3. name of each guest 

PLEASE NOTE: the date and time you request may not be available. You will receive a confirmation email. Not open on weekends or holidays. 

PHOTO ID REQUIRED

 

LOCATION 
Embassy of Italy 
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008

 

Please Note

REGISTRATION & PHOTO ID REQUIRED

DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR EVENT START-TIME

Due to new safety regulations, we are not allowed to add extra seats to the auditorium or let anyone stand. A registration is not a guarantee of a seat as these are assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH EVENTBRITE. NO PHONE OR EMAIL RSVP AVAILABLE

 

Patrizio Travagli

Patrizio Travagli completed his degree at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in 1993.  Soon afterwards he had his first exhibitions, winning prizes in Italy and abroad.

Mainly known for his light installation work, he skillfully applies mathematics and architecture to his sculptures. Combining the historical arts and sciences to his own contemporary findings on glass and light, he has shown in galleries, museums, art fairs, public spaces and private commissions in Bern, Zurich, Moscow, Florence, Dubai.

He has taken part in group exhibitions at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, at the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts MAK, Vienna, at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, at the Museum of Architecture MUAR, Moscow, and at the Tornabuoni Art, Paris.

Patrizio Travagli has been invited to participate in numerous biennales, such as the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Paris Biennale, the Cairo Biennale and in two editions of the Venice Biennale of Art.

 

Information

Date: From Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to Friday, June 01, 2018

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

Organized by : IIC Washington, Embassy of Italy

Entrance : Free


Location:

Embassy of Italy

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