Transparent as a Dragonfly

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Italo Calvino’s birth, we are delighted to announce the joint Arte Borgo  / ArtCan exhibition ‘Transparent as a Dragonfly’ , which will open on the 5th of October at Arte Borgo Gallery, Borgo Vittorio 25, Rome ITALY.

Curators Anna Isopo and Martina Scavone of @arteborgo, and Rita Carta Manias and Lesley Bunch of @artcanorg invited artists to choose a line, passage or chapter from  ‘Invisible Cities’, and propose work in response to it. 

The title for the exhibition is taken from a passage in Calvino’s Invisible Cities

“Perhaps everything lies in knowing what words to speak, what actions to perform, and in what order and rhythm; or else someone’s gaze, answer, gesture is enough; it is enough for someone to do something for the sheer pleasure of doing it, and for his pleasure to become the pleasure of others: at that moment, all spaces change, all heights, distances; the city is transfigured, becomes crystalline, transparent as a dragonfly” Calvino, Invisible Cities, (1972).

The private view is taking place on the 5 October, and Artists’ ‘walk and talk’ on the 7 October.

Arte Borgo Gallery, Borgo Vittorio 25, Roma

5-18 October 2023