Quotes from the Left Left hand

Galleria Massimodeluca

June 4, 2014

from an idea by Stefano Calligaro
6 June–25 July 2014

Opening: Thursday 5 June, 7pm

Galleria Massimodeluca
Via Torino 105/q  
30170 Venezia Mestre
Hours: Monday–Friday 10–17h,
Saturday by appointment

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Răzvan Botiș, Stefano Calligaro, Ana Manso, Pedro Neves Marques, Giovanni Sartori Braido, Elisa Strinna

New group exhibition for Galleria Massimodeluca which, in the opening days of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, inaugurates Quotes from the Left Left hand—an initiative that has sprung from the experimental approach of three galleries operating in Europe. 

The exhibition theme takes its inspiration from an idea of the artist Stefano Calligaro. It hosts works by six artists who come from Italy, Romania and Portugal: Răzvan Botiș and Stefano Calligaro (Galleria Sabot); Ana Manso and Pedro Neves Marques (Galleria Umberto Di Marino); Giovanni Sartori Braido and Elisa Strinna (Galleria Massimodeluca)

The exhibition title comes from the text “On knowing, essays for the left hand” by Jerome Bruner (1979), who analyses the bond between knowledge and forms of language, including the artistic language, through the intriguing metaphor of the left hand, which traditionally represents the power of intuition, feeling and spontaneity, in search of a conciliation with right-handed rationality and discipline. “The language expressed ‘by the left hand’ is an inarticulate language, which seeks no details or descriptions, but simply spontaneity,” explains Stefano Calligaro “each artist selected for this exhibition works in a personal and different way with language, producing different poetry and narrations, which are naturally transformed into a myriad of stylistic options. The result is a linguistic mix which is not intended to communicate at all costs, but undeniably makes a statement thanks to a visual wealth of codes, gestures, actions and signs which refuse the rhetoric of the concept and manifest themselves in all their uncertainty and lack of order, which are none other than the dialectic diversities lying at the basis of every thought.”