Adrian Paci will present a preview of the video The Column, whose production has been supported in the context of the project nctm e l’arte
The Column represents the sea journey of a block of marble that, after being extracted from a Chinese quarry, is carried on a cargo ship and then carved on a board until being transformed into a classical-style column. The Column metaphorically relates to commercial traffics and factory-ships, the sense of work, and the value of classical culture, represented in one of its most emblematic elements: the column.
The anecdotal element is, however, removed from the artwork, which ultimately carries strong metaphorical value.
Through his work, Paci reflects the strong changes of our times: he talks about travelling and moving along, global orientation and the intercultural dynamics affecting us all.