Oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio
Real Academia de España en Roma is pleased to present “Oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio”, a project curated by Raffaele Quattrone with artworks by Alberto Di Fabio e Kepa Garraza. “Oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio” will run until June,8 with an opening reception on May 11th from 7:30 p.m. The show will be opened in presence of the State Secretary for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, Don Fernando García Casas, The Spanish Ambassador in Italy Don Jesús Manuel Gracia Aldaz and the Director of Real Academia de Espana en Roma, Ms María Ángeles Albert de León.
Oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio (Beyond all reasonable doubt) is a principle of Italian law according to which the court issues a sentence as in possession of evidence so obvious to warrant the issuance of the sentence itself. In other words, the principle of ''Oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio' is an attestation of certainty in sharp contrast with the contemporary social and cultural condition defined by the German sociologist Ulrich Beck as a "world risk society" where the certainties in the progress of Modernity have been definitively replaced by the doubt that is the method through which the Modernity was born and developed. This is the key used by curator Raffaele Quattrone to read the works of Alberto Di Fabio and Kepa Garraza: two artistic practices with a real high quality reflecting the way in which we experience and perceive the reality. This project created by Raffaele Quattrone is part of the cooperation politics between Real Academia de España a Roma and Italian curators.
For a long time now Alberto Di Fabio, a leading international artist, has accustomed us to reflect on how we perceive all is around us by enlarging what is small and invisible and for this reason is not less important for our existence. Atoms, neurons, cells but also aura, phosphenic energy, mental landscapes. A "parallel reality" that through that unique and distinctive sign is revealed to the visitor stimulating meditation, contemplation, concentration. A "game" of reversing perspectives that becomes a method of spiritual and moral growth. Works that become gateways to parallel worlds where beauty and harmony nourish and regenerate our being. Kepa Garraza, Bilbao-based artist, shows a selection of works from his new "Power" series, some of which have been created just for the exhibition at Real Academia de Espana in Rome. In this series the artist reflects on the representation of power in Western culture, from ancient Greece to the present day starting from the use of sculpture to produce portraits of historical figures directly related to political or military power. So we find Giulio Cesare, Alessandro Magno, Vladmir Putin, Napoleone Bonaparte or Stalin. Characters that have shaped the history of the West and have used art as a propaganda tool. Here another stimulus to our perception: do not believe the official version at first glance.