“For there is ignorance [about] what is the nature of the soul,
Whether it be Born or on the contrary find its way into men at birth,
And whether it perish together with us when broken up by death,
Or whether it visit the gloom of Orcus and his vasty chasm,
Or by divine ordinance find its way into animals in our stead” – Lucretius
The relationship between Soul and Body is a relationship that goes back thousands of years. Born in Ancient Greece, the debate on this subject has tormented generations of scholars, philosophers, but also men of letters and artists. There are those who think that they are two distinct and separate entities, those who argue that one is stronger than the other and those who believe that both should be treated and cared for with the same importance because they are inextricably linked.
In Milan, more precisely via Padova, there is a gym in which the training of the body is as important as that of the mind. Since its opening in 2015, the Heracles Gymnasium, following the teachings of the ancient Greeks, offers courses to invigorate the body through sports such as boxing, flanked by appointments that aim to stimulate the soul and mind.
And so, what better place to host a collective exhibition that investigates the link between Soul and Body.
The exhibition curated by Deborah Miseo will open on Sunday 9 February, starting at 5.30 pm, and will feature the works of seven Italian illustrators who have collected collaborations with national and international newspapers during their careers.
The main hall of the Heracles Gymnasium will be invaded by the unpublished illustrations by Veronica Cerri, Sara Ciprandi, Luca D’Urbino, Marco Meloni, Daniele Morganti, Francesco Poroli and Antonio Sortino, who will present their personal interpretation of the theme.
Once again art makes itself available to man’s doubts, trying to heal them or, more simply, trying to give a new vision and make us reflect.