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”Dream”: An Exploration of Human Nature at Chiostro del Bramante

29.04.2019 | By ELENA LONGARI

What would be your dream team of contemporary design stars, if you could singly pick your favourite designers, sculptors and art explorers known today? Dream is the reality for any art and design enthusiast, an exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante merging the Renaissant linearity of the architecture by Donato Bramante with daring interpretations of the imaginary of dreams.

Curated by Danilo Eccher, ‘Dream’ has been prolonged to the 25th of August 2019.

Jaume Plensa – Laura Asia, 2015 – Chloe’s World V, 2018

Two imposing sculptures transport visitors in the oneiric sphere: the two faces have their eyes shut, nevertheless, despite they cannot see each other, they can create a new dimension, where their only point of contact is the spectator.

Photo by Annalisa Esposito
Photo by Annalisa Esposito

Bill Viola – Sharon, 2013

Sharon is the audio and video installation created by American artist Bill Viola, originally part of seven female and male figures of the series ‘The Dreamers’.

Photo by Annalisa Esposito

Tsuyoshi Tane – LIGHT is TIME, 2014 (Courtesy of Dorrell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects)

The Japanese designer is one of the most innovative names amongst Dream line-up; more than 65.000 metallic boards will transport visitors to another type of darkness, as well as the slow bliss of his golden rain.

Photo by Annalisa Esposito
Photo by Annalisa Esposito

Ryoji Ikeda – data.tron [WUXGA version], 2011

Dreaming is being hypnotized in Ryoji Ikeda’s perspective, as he manages to engage the visitors in one of his musical explorations, where they bring together a collective masterpiece.

James Turrell – Sensing Thought, 2005

«Where does light come from in dreams?» was the revelatory question that led James Turrell to explore the oneiric sphere and the human perception related to it. And in trying to define as well as grasping the elusiveness of some of the phenomena that are part of our lives, the American artist attempts to represent the moments of when the sun rises and sets in one vertical installation.

The full line-up includes:

Jaume Plensa, Anselm Kiefer, Mario Merz, Giovanni Anselmo, Christian Boltanski, Doris Salcedo, Henrik Håkansson, Wolfgang Laib, Claudio Costa, Kate MccGwire, Anish Kapoor, Tsuyoshi Tane, Ryoji Ikeda, Bill Viola, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Peter Kogler, Luigi Ontani, Ettore Spalletti, Tatsuo Miyajima, James Turrell.

Chiostro del Bramante was commissioned by Cardinal Oliviero Carafa around 1500 and it strikes for its fine linearity and elegance, which comes from the harmony and balance of every single one of its structural components. At Chiostro del Bramante it is also possible to admire the fresco ‘Le Sibille’ by Raffaello. Visible from the Sala delle Sibille, it is situated inside the Basilica of Santa Maria della Pace.