From February 26th to May 8th 2022, the MA * GA in Gallarate (VA) hosts the solo show of Chiara Dynys, entitled Melancholia .
The word Melancholia summarizes a series of multiple issues to which the exhibition refers: from the saturnine temperament which, according to medieval tradition, has always been characteristic of the artist, to the multiple references to the history of art and above all to that of cinema.
In the exhibition, in fact, the artist's poetics is revealed through the filmic imagery of Chiara Dynys: the suggestions of some central directors in the history of cinema, from Roberto Rossellini to Jane Campion to Lars Von Trier, from Federico Fellini to Paolo Sorrentino, they resonate through the languages of Dynys: light and space transfigure the narratives and images in motion through the environments that make up the exhibition, unpublished and designed specifically for the MA * GA.
Furthermore, for the occasion, in the spaces of the library of the HIC - Hub of the Cultural Institutes of the City of Gallarate, the permanent installation "Enlightening Books" will be presented, donated to the museum thanks to WEM, Empowering Art Platform, an innovative platform that has the goal of finding new forms of dissemination and support for contemporary visual arts.
The exhibition will be enriched by the monograph “Chiara Dynys and the Filmic Imaginary” (Skira) which explores, from a historical-critical perspective, the reflections proposed in the exhibition.