On the occasion of the philosophy festival, dedicated for this edition to the theme of words , Palazzo Santa Margherita Logos opens at FMAV. The images speak (from 15 September to 11 February 2024), an exhibition curated by Chiara Dall'Olio with works from the photography and drawing collections of the Modena Foundation and the Municipality of Modena, now managed and enhanced by FMAV.
The exhibition aims to highlight the role and use of the image in the current world, as a predominant form of communication to convey ideas, concepts, opinions and specifically the massive use of photography (just think of social networks) as a substitute medium to the word. Starting from this assumption, the exhibition itinerary, structured in four sections , aims to make the public perceive the difference and complementarity between the nature of verbal and visual language.
To allow a new way of using the collections and to make the artistic heritage managed by FMAV more engaging and immersive, the visitor will be accompanied by audio descriptions throughout the exhibition and, outside the rooms, by a series of podcasts that will delve deeper into the research artists of the authors, allowing use by people with different perceptive and sensorial abilities. The audio descriptions have in fact been specifically created for the blind, thanks to the collaboration with the Omero State Tactile Museum of Ancona and the Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired , Modena section, but they will be available to the entire public who will be able to discover the works through a different language. The same works will be explored in depth by podcasts created in collaboration with Radio Papesse , and will remain accessible on the FMAV website and on the main listening platforms.
In the first section of the exhibition, the selected works will be exhibited "in the dark": it will in fact be possible to observe them only for a short time, leaving their enjoyment to be mediated by the words of the audio descriptions. The visitor's experience will thus be broadened by the use of other senses, including imagination. The common thread of the second section is narration through images: storytelling, once again enriched and enjoyed through the voice of words.
The written word makes its appearance in the third section of the exhibition, becoming an integral part of the artistic gesture. Whether found within photographs, installations or drawings, writing is presented in its original vocation as a graphic sign, stylized image, aesthetic element, form of communication. The fourth part is dedicated to the creation of images through artificial intelligence. Today the word is an essential form of interaction with AI programs that create images. The public is invited to have this creative experience which places verbal language at the center of the contemporary visual generative scene.
In the Logos exhibition the works of: Alighiero Boetti, Gianfranco Baruchello, Samanta Batra Metha, Giuseppe Bellone, Elina Brotherus, Cesare Colombo, Walker Evans, Nan Goldin, Naoya Hatakeyama, Mimmo Jodice, Luigi Malerba, Fausto Melotti, Dayanita Singh, were selected, Edward Weston, Miwa Yanagi, Akram Zaatari.