Mundo and Los Otros, 2016

Los Otros, is a Elizabeth Aro's solo exhibition/installation, opened during June, July and some determinated days in August at Gagliardi and Domke in Turin.


The exhibition in Gagliardi e Domke develops in thre spaces of the gallery. In the lobby there are two installations: Mundo, a sphere in the center of the space, a sculptural pieces in line with previous works and presents here a large ball of felt, with a diameter of around almost 3 metres, that hangs from the ceiling. This huge ball represents the world - the skin of the earth in a world that falls towards the south and progressively loses order and splits apart; a world which is welcoming, but at the same time a place where clearly not everybody fits.

In the same lobby there is "Los Otros", this installation highlights the idea of alterity through the consideration of the existence of other faces, customs and languages. We see 8 photos of big dimension 340 x 170 cm each.These bodies are foreshortened, isolated figures of men and women with different gestures and poses and with sharp contours. Although they are contemporary, their poses and expressions evoke figures from classical painting -apostles or angels. Aro uses the essential qualities of painting, but expresses them with a language likened to the structure of viedo or organised around photography. Between the painting of the baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Bill Viola's videos, these images engulf the viewer and converse from a contemporary location as they deal with sentiments and universal situations




    Photo Emanuele Pensavalle