After the exhibition Stratificazioni, ArtNoble is inaugurating Giovanni Chiamenti‘s solo exhibition today, September 27. The title, The Metabolic Era, hints at the exhibition’s theme. Through his artwork, Chiamenti addresses the idea that we are what we eat, shedding light on recent scientific discoveries that reveal how humanity and many other life forms inadvertently ingest micro and nano-plastics, thus altering their very essence through metabolic processes. The Metabolic Era invites viewers to explore the remnants of hybrid creatures that have evolved amidst the plastic waste generated by a humanity that feeds on its own toxic waste.
The exhibition, accompanied by a text by Treti Galaxie, offers visitors a fascinating journey into a world suspended between the past, present, and future with an artistic-scientific perspective. Giovanni Chiamenti’s practice operates at the intersection of art, geology, biology, biotechnology, and chemistry. His intent is to transcend the Anthropocene and propose alternative paradigms for the survival of the planet and the coexistence of species. Moving between science fiction and the realm of imagination but firmly anchoring his research in rigorous scientific studies, Chiamenti’s work gains relevance in the contemporary context by envisioning positive proposals for a new era of symbiosis between humanity and nature.
With The Metabolic Era, ArtNoble invites visitors to reflect on the profound connections between humanity, nature, and the environment. Through Chiamenti’s visionary art and interdisciplinary exploration, viewers are encouraged to contemplate the consequences of our actions on the planet and imagine a more harmonious coexistence between humans and non-human life forms in an ever-evolving world we inhabit. All the works on display are new, except for Cortex, a 2019 3D stereolithography piece that foreshadows Chiamenti’s current research.
The exhibition is open from Sept 27 (18-21) until Nov 9
Courtesy Giovanni Chiamenti and ArtNoble Gallery
Ph Credits Michela Pedranti