CURA.

NICO VASCELLARI 

 

The National Exemplar, New York

March 4 – March 30, 2019 

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A half is two equal or corresponding separate parts.

We could be split in half: Outside (eyes, ears, legs, arms, buttocks...) and Inside (lungs, testicles...). Almost perfection.

Two symmetrical halves makes something stronger, a nucleus, a whole, a family.

Connecting duality and opposites drives my work. Interiors and exteriors, darkness and light.

The truth in contradiction.

Then I had twin sons. They are identical. Divided.

And now after having casted three parts of me (face/arm/leg), I’m writing this at the side of my mother in the hospital lying in bed unable to move half of her face, her right hand, and her right leg.

“...questo è il bene dell'essere dimezzato: il capire d'ogni persona e cosa al mondo la pena che ognuno e ognuna ha per la propria incompletezza.”

Italo Calvino, Il Visconte Dimezzato.

"... this is the good of being halved: the understanding of every person and thing in the world the punishment that each and every one has for his own incompleteness."

Italo Calvino, The Cloven Viscount.

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CREDITS
Courtesy of the artist and The National Exemplar, NY
Photos by Cary Whittier

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