PAOLO PELLEGRIN. UN’ANTOLOGIA MAXXI MUSEUM
MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2018
MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo
Sergio Bianchi con Annalisa D’Angelo, Chiara Pellegrin, Valeria Menculini, Roberto Ruggeri, Simone Fracasso, Vincenzo Labellarte
Starting from the large cavern in twilight populated by visions of Gaza and Guantanamo, we enter the great inclined room that we divided into two spaces.
The lower part is the dark one. The black colour prevails, it tells a story of an outspoken humanity. It prevails the drama of man, pain, war, violence and destruction. But also an intimate beauty.
A wall, which bring us back to boundaries and divisions, divides the space diagonally. The black wall envelops a light space, dominated by the white colour in which prevail images about nature, which in its majesty and remoteness seems to remind us of the fragility of the human condition.
In the transition between darkness and light there is the space of migrants, men trying to cross that wall to go beyond.