I frutti d'oroFrancesco Cagnin Matteo Maino Giulio Scalisi
The project presented by Arrivada Gallery is inspired by The Golden Fruits, a story written by Nathalie Serraute, a French writer, born in Russia. The novel, published in 1963, talks about the success of a book (titled itself The Golden Fruits) and the choral conversations around the increasing fame of the two publications, which trigger—out of the author’s will—another Chinese box, where the sense, the non-sense and, even before, the dialogues around the two texts are guarded. This entirety of nearly accidental combinations made The Golden Fruits a “publishing case”, and a book that flees from its own pages, as far as it is inextricably tied to them.
Starting from the reading interpretations of Serraute’s book and the homage the author gives to the lucky images’ genesis, we have decided to carry on the Chinese box game. The project presented for The Others establishes—through the research of three artists from the same generation—a dialogue that finds its core in digital images’ plasticity, where heart and skin are the same thing. Environments simulations, investigation about physical phenomena and visual reflections, are the “topics” investigated in the selected works: the result is a sort of recess that creates a reality coming to grips with its own vitality.