The Wall


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Design November 12, 2017 November 13, 2017

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From the Great Wall to Pink Floyd, the wall has always been present in the history of humankind acquiring a symbolic meaning broader than any other architectural element.

The wall is an element of division. It marks a boundary and defines a space. It is expression of the human mind itself. The latter considers reality as divided into opposites, into abstract and intangible taxonomies that build imaginary walls between different expressions of what is known. Hot/cold, black/white, good/bad: physical or abstract concepts separated by a psychological border that distinguishes one entity from the other.

The wall is an element of break, an impassable limit or a community perimeter. It has influenced painting, science and literature suggesting and encouraging a cultural production of unequaled fascination and importance. The walls are the canvas of artists like Raphael and Bansky. The walls enhance movies and literature. The walls, again, marked and still mark extremely painful moments of the international political scenario (from Berlin to Mexico).

For these reasons, the wall will be the protagonist of “The Wall”, the next exhibition of con-fine Art, a cutting-edge publishing house in the organization of high-cultural profile international exhibitions. Con-fine Art has already been the curator of “Dalì Experience” and the current “Bologna Experience”. With 100.000 visitors, both exhibitions successfully inaugurated a new concept of exhibition: an exhibition closer to the users, an exhibition that offers an immersive experience of the work of art.

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