Today, the world of art tends to resemble a vast galaxy all of its own. Authoritative schools faded away long ago, leaving different styles to coexist and receive equal recognition. In addition, merging cultural characteristics in our globalised art world have created a new, unique range of diverse works.
While fixed stars, the overpowering big names that flood the art scene, prevail, new stars are born and light up the art world’s sky every day. However, some continue to shine, only for others to burn out just as quickly as they appeared. “Pollux Capella”, the first exhibition to be presented by ZOTT’S ARTSPACE Dolomites, aims to depict this diversity and pays particular attention to the permanence of the works displayed in terms of their autonomy and artistic power of expression. Pollux and Capella, the two stars lighting up the night sky in the winter hexagon from January to March when the exhibition is running, are named after characters in Greek mythology, the cradle of European culture. Pollux is the son of Zeus and Capella the goat that suckled Zeus as he grew up on Crete.
The vision of this exhibition was to build a link between contemporary art in Asia, where the first ZOTT’S ARTSPACE gallery was opened in Singapore, and current trends in European art. The art forms on display range from abstract and representational paintings, sculptures and photographs to multimedia installations, video art and large found object artworks. The exhibiting artists, who come from Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Italy, England, Germany and the USA, transform the exhibition into a place where international contemporary art comes together.
By designing a state-of-the-art exhibition space that appeals to all the senses, we want to provide visitors with an unconventional way of accessing the modern art world. The productive tension between the works on display should stimulate exciting discussions between people who hold different cultural and artistic viewpoints, ensuring that the exhibition remains in visitors’ minds long after they have left.