Exhibitions ’86

The Mandala of the two worlds

  ‘Various types of Mandala exist but the most important are the Mandala of the two worlds, kept in an ancient temple in Kyoto (north of Tokyo): the Kyoo Gokoku-ji ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Between microcosm and macrocosm

  ‘Organized by one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subject with the cooperation of the Japanese publisher Kodansha, this exhibition focuses on the Mandala of the Ngor ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Infinite spaces and thereabouts

  ‘This exhibition is of spatial dimension: space as an external space perceived by people (section I), but due to the very fact that it is perceived, it is inevitably ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Bit bit bit

  ‘Where he does the bit, the protagonist of our computer society come from? If my friends at the Meeting had asked me to organize an exhibition on information, I ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Word transmission

  ‘Human beings first communicated among themselves using their hands, their faces and their eyes; subsequently a system of sounds and words made communication more complete. Another solution was to ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

The origins of paper in Europe

  ‘Throughout the history of civilization the spread of writing has represented one of the major promoting factors of literacy, teaching and permanent formation al all times and in all ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Samizdat: the underground rivers of communication

  ‘The Russian word SAMIZDAT literally means self-expression. A person puts down his own ideas in writing (in a novel, a letter, a protest pamphlet, a song, a cartoon) and ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Television: angel, devil or electrical applliance?

  ‘The exhibition sets out to analyse the relationship between the family and television in all its various and complex aspects. It seeks to provide the family with certain fundamental ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

The passion of Christ, the passion of man

  ‘During international youth year Pope John Paul II announced in Rome the beatification of Pio Campidelli who had belonged to the Institute of the Passionist Fathers founded by San ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Monumental chagall

  ‘During the last 25 years of his life Marc Chagall decided not to limit his work only to the drawing table or the easel but also, as many other ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Let the truth be prejudice

  ‘William Eugene Smith was born on December 30th, 1918 in Wichita (Kansas) and died in Tucson (Arizona) on October 15th, 1978. As he always said himself, Smith had a ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Dino Gavina-Production is communication

  ‘The work of Dino Gavina forms a necessary point of reference for whoever is concerned with imaginative art and its relation with production processes. Dino Gavina began producing furniture ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

The sequences of the rear heaven (Ikebana)

  ‘The word ikebana is made up of two ideograms. IKE comes from the verbikeru which means to live but also to put together, to arrange, to adorn, but which ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

The temple and the icon

  ‘Travelling among the small country roads of central Russia one begins to understand the key to the atmosphere of peace which pervades the Russian countryside. It lies in the ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986

Rock art around the world – origins of visual language

  ‘An exhibition like a time machine: it sweeps us across 40,000 years of human intellectual adventure. Rock art is a phenomenon belonging to illiterate populations which stopped once those ... Read More
23/08/1986
30/08/1986