Commissioner: Eva Martínez, “Zoe”.
Curators: Ivan Sansa, Paolo De Grandis.
Exhibitor: Philippe Shangti.
Venue: Istituto Provinciale Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello 3701, Calle della Pietà
The Future is Now / El futur és ara. The pavilion’s provocative proposal, in the form of a fragmented installation, seeks to criticise the effects of exacerbated consumerism and to rouse the collective consciousness. Despite the bright saturated colours and clean perfect finishes of Philippe Shangti’s works, they are envisaged as a protest and an incitement to thought. The artist boldly portrays superficiality, while building stories that have been meticulously conceived. With photography, sculpture and kitsch audio- visuals, the project is set within the framework of the metalanguage of art and brings us closer to the contemporary aesthetic of Pop art style. It is an invitation to reconsider the consumerist present which is leading us towards a precarious future that is already too near.