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“Through the vast sea of being and each one With instinct given, that bears it in its course” –Dante Alighieri, “Divine Comedy,” Paradise (Paradiso), Canto I
As far as modernity will allow us to look back, there are relatively few frames of comparison to which we can measure our current moment. The sea has always stretched out before us, providing reprieve in the form of new possibilities, whether imagined or based in reality. A reprieve from our current stillness, Transatlantico reminds us of the value inherent in connection, exchange, and ultimately—understanding.
A collaboration between Mana Contemporary and Palazzo Monti, Transatlantico celebrates two dynamic artist communities, reinforcing the value of cultural exchange across border, region, and experience. The exhibition is curated by Edoardo Monti, founder of the exhibition’s namesake residency based in Brescia, Italy.
Transatlantico thematically traces the typical maritime journey of the transatlantic ocean liners for which it is named, through the collection and unification of disparate material culture, carried to a determined destination. A cultural bridge, the exhibition expands on the roles of each institution as loci for cultural, artistic, and intellectual connection.