Milan, Via Sangallo. Tuesday, March 20th, Metaphrasis is inaugurated, a group show of contemporary art, with paintings and sculptures on display at the exhibition spaces of the Groff Arts and Crafts Company.
The works of the following artists are on display: Alessandra Bisi, Andrea Oliva, Antonio Cantamesse, Carlotta Baldazzi, Cloe Ferrari, Daniela Gilardoni, Duilio Forte, Elisabetta Pellarin, Gabriele Poli, Gabriella Magaldi, Lucio Forte, Marco Bellagamba, Marco Valla, Nairò, Patrizia Canola, Piero Lo Presti, Renata Rychlik and Stefano Sichel.
Opening with refreshments, the day Tuesday March 20th, from 6:15 pm to 8: 30 pm, at the Company of Arts and Crafts Groff, located in Via Sangallo 32/34.
The exhibition can be visited until March 26, during the following hours: Mon-Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
The word metaphrasis derives from the ancient Greek verb metaphrazein, which means: translating from one language to another, interpreting. Word composed of meta "beyond" and phrazein "to say".
Metaphrasis (that mean translation) wants to indicate in this context the relationship between the artist's reading of a mental or real vision and the act of making it codifiable through a work.
Artists read in their mind, observe, copy and describe. Basically through an interpretation they reproduce their vision and then show it to other men.
It is about copying, interpreting, then translating and making thoughts and reality manifest through the artwork.
Paintings and sculptures as real translations of the artists' points of view on the world and on themselves.
Art as a translation of a vision.
Techne ws metaphrasis enos orama.
Lucio Forte 2018