New Atlantis of Leonardo Chionna - Biblioteca Angelica Rome
Exhibition organized by Domenico Montalto
Roma, Galleria della Biblioteca Angelica, Via di s.Agostino
Inauguration: Wednesday April 27th, 2011- 7pm.
The exhibition will remain open to the public until May 5th, 2011
include Dr.ssa Fiammetta Terlizzi
Director of The Biblioteca Angelica
Avv. Ezio Nimis
Artistic Director of "Artisse"
Dr. Domenico Montalto
art critic and journalist
The exhibition space of the famous Biblioteca Angelica in Rome, from 27th April until May 9th 2011, hosts a personal exhibition of Leonardo Chionna entitled "The New Atlantis", produced in collaboration with Artisse. The paintings on show document the research by Chionna, which reaches out towards the "New Atlantis". A project so named by himself, the result of his continuous tension to a language of art increasingly objective and essential in its meanings and references. This research finds completion in a series of paintings, pottery and bronzes that seem to come from the distant future while bringing impressed traces of a past so remote, but very familiar to our contemporaneousness. Chionna materializes his Utopia, a possible new horizon looking at what is to become narating it in plastic forms. His works are witness to a research that projects itself out of its time and from there looks down on our history. In the works of Chionna, traces of ancient and modern civilizations , old and new utopias come from far away travelling in time allowing the observer to investigate, beyond the geometric shell itself, the Interior of the matter, Archetypes of a distant future that give you a glimpse of a past that is "fossilized" in the matter that time brings out to the light, consuming the outer integument.