TIMELESS ENCOUNTERS – Chapter I, AEVUM
Museo Etrusco Guarnacci – archeological artefacts
Akiko Hirai (Japan/UK) – ceramics
Eleanor Herbosch (Belgium) – painting
Texts and artistic curatorship: Eleonora Raspi, KALPA Art Living
Scientific curatorship: Fabrizio Burchianti, Museo Etrusco Guarnacci
8 July – 4 September 2022
Sala del Giudice Conciliatore, Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra
10 am – 7 pm, every day, free entrance
What role does ancient art still play in our contemporary imagination? How might contemporary visual culture help us to see the Etruscan heritage with new eyes? The exhibition AEVUM addresses these two questions, juxtaposing objects from the past and present from the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum permanent collection and by Akiko Hirai (Japan/UK) and Eleanor Herbosch (Belgium).
The word AEVUM indicates a state that lies between the eternity (timelessness) of God and the temporal experience of material beings. It is sometimes referred to as “improper eternity”: on this account, the exhibition draws trajectories upon the universality of artistic feeling and the fascination that ancient art holds on contemporary society.